Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2022


  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the origins of language for special purpose;

2. Analyse different linguistic features of ESL based on different purposes; and

3. Discuss implications in curriculum design and teaching methods


  • Commercial, professional and educational uses of English
  • Register
  • 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

Assessment items

Written Assignment: ESP Text Analysis 30%

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Need Analysis 30%

Written Assignment: ESP Program Design 30%

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.