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ERIC Number: ED218948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
English for Specific Purposes: A Case Study in an Industrial Setting.
Alexander, Clare
A course outline and sample materials for a course in English for garment workshop employees in New York are presented, and theoretical considerations in establishing an English for specific purposes (ESP) course are explored. Attention is directed to the needs analysis process undertaken in the garment industry. Specifically, ESP is used to mean English for occupational purposes for students who are working in the industrial setting. The ESP course is limited in terms of content; only certain of the basic skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) may be emphasized; only relevant vocabulary, grammar, and functions are selected; only suitable themes and topics are chosen; and only the necessary communicative needs are selected. Background information is provided on the working situation in the industry, and guidelines are presented on approaches to collecting the kind of information needed for writing an English language program. An outline is presented of functional teaching materials for 80 classroom hours with elementary immigrant learners, along with suggestions for teaching methodology and evaluation of student progress. Additional topics include the syllabus developed by the National Centre for Industrial Language Training, Southall, London, England; an adaptation of Jupp and Hodlin's syllabus; and application of Munby's Communicative Needs Processor. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: M.A. Thesis, Hunter College, The City University of New York.