Available in 2018
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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

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  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

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.


  • Commercial, professional and educational uses of English
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  • 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

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Need Analysis

Written Assignment: ESP Program Design

Contact hours



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

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Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term