ERIC Number: ED223070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment in Systematized Course Design for ESP at the Universidad Simon Bolivar.
Curiel, Dolores N.; And Others
In order to bring about some continuity and coherence among the various English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses at the Universidad Simon Bolivar, a systematization project was undertaken. The purpose was to provide general guidelines for the production and future revision of materials while taking into account the specific characteristics of each course. The rationale behind and steps involved in the project are described in the following chapters: (1) "Theoretical Considerations about English for Specific Purposes," by Nora Soto-Rosa de Villoria and Sonia Villegas de Rajani; (2) "Needs Analysis-First Step in ESP Course Design," by Ana Maria Rajkay de Dolanyi; (3) "The Objective Experience in 'an Experiment in Systematized Course Design for ESP at the Universidad Simon Bolivar,'" by Sharon Owen de Ross-Jones; (4) "Materials Production: A Necessary Task," by Dolores N. Curiel; (5) "Testing in ESP: An Eclectic Approach," by Donna de F. Archibald; (6) "Procedures to Follow in the Evaluation of ESP Courses," by Genoveva Llinares de Alfonzo; and (7) "The Method or the How To in ESP Courses," by Sonia Villegas de Rajani and Nora Soto-Rosa de Villoria. Each chapter concludes with a bibliography. (EKN)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, English for Special Purposes, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Processing, Material Development, Program Effectiveness, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (16th, Honolulu, HI, May 1-6, 1982). Some pages may be marginally legible when reproduced.