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ERIC Number: ED377724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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ESP Courses at Tertiary Level: A Reflection of Thai Business Community.
Sinhaneti, Kantatip
A survey on the teaching of English for special purposes (ESP) at universities in the Bangkok (Thailand) metropolitan area is reported. ESP is a concern in higher education due to increased English use in Thai business. The survey involved five public and nine private institutions. It was found that all universities offered compulsory general English skills courses, most often integrating the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing). All offered additional courses focusing on one or two skills, and translation courses occur in some curricula. Both public and private universities offer a variety of business English courses, including courses devoted to business communication, writing, reading and technical vocabulary, and translation. Other specialized English courses are offered in: travel/tourism (most common); international trade; political science/international relations; banking/economics; social work; general employment; advertising/mass communications; public relations; sociology/anthropology; office occupations; and science/technology. Tables present data on four types of English course offering (general, specific topics, general business English, and English for occupational purposes) at each university, including information on frequency of offering and in some cases, skills emphasized. It is noted that private English language institutes have also emerged to fill the need for occupation-related English training. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand (Bangkok)