English for Special Purposes

Course code EDUC6124Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course develops student understanding of the different styles and contents of English used for commercial, professional and educational purposes as well as skills such as needs analysis and the designing of special curriculum to meet these needs.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesAt the completion of the courses students will acquire an understanding of:
1. The origins of language for special purpose;
2. Different linguistic features of ESL based on different purposes; and
3. Implications in curriculum design and teaching methods.
ContentCommercial, professional and educational uses of English
Linguistic analysis of English for special purposes
Learner needs analysis
Situational analysis of language use
ESP syllabus design
Material development for ESL teaching
Assessment of learning outcomes
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAnalysis of ESP materials: A series of business, professional and educational documents will be used in the analysis of writing styles to identify linguistic features. Length 1,500 words; Due Week 6.
Other: (please specify)Selecting appropriate materials for teaching ESP: The students will be asked to search for authentic teaching materials on the web, in the media and in relevant commercial documentation, for ESL teaching. Selection of materials should be based on the principles of teaching ESP. Length 2,000 words; Due Week 12.
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesNeeds analysis case study: A scenario will be provided and the student asked to write a training program proposal based on the needs analysis. Length 1,500 words; Due Week 9.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6124