DESIGNING AN ESP SYLLABUS FOR FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING STAFF

Fethi Guerid, Naouel Abdellatif Mami

DOI Number
10.22190/JTESAP1704771G
First page
771
Last page
780

Abstract


The aim of this study is to design a detailed ESP syllabus for finance managers of Imetal Annaba Company. We believe that designing an ESP syllabus for this research population on the basis of the findings and results of needs analysis will lead to positive and effective results because it will focus on the lacks of this population and it will be motivating for them because it will take into consideration their wants. To carry out this study we have used two research tools; a questionnaire and authentic material analysis. The questionnaire to analyse the needs of the participants concerning their use of English at work and authentic material to analyse the characteristics of specific discourse of the research population. The study has taken place in the period between January 2017 and June 2017. The results of the study have helped in knowing the participants and their domain which is finance and accounting. They have also allowed us to fix the duration of the course, the frequency, the objective, the content of the course and the evaluation tools. We are optimistic that this syllabus will be efficient because we have taken into consideration the lacks, necessities and wants of participants. We have taken them in consideration during the needs analysis process and during the design of the course.


Keywords

ESP, syllabus design, effective course, needs analysis, finance managers

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