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ERIC Number: ED403758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May-31
Pages: 18
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The ESP Component in English Programs for Non-English Majors at Universities in Taiwan.
Huang, Su-yueh
In Taiwan, in response to pressure from university administrators and teachers of subjects other than English, many university English programs for non-majors (EPNMs) have redesigned their curricula to include courses in English for special purposes (ESP). A survey of stakeholders in the 17 universities investigated (1) EPNM coordinator (n=18) attitudes concerning the need to offer ESP within the EPNMs, perceived difficulty in offering ESP, perceived pressure from other university programs to offer it, and plans for offering it in the near future; (2) the opinions of freshmen (n=1,248) and graduates (n=382), EPNM teachers (n=178), and teachers of other subjects (n=198) concerning the need to offer ESP within the EPNMs; and (3) the ESP curricula offered by EPNMs in 1995. Results indicate the program coordinators to be divided in their attitudes toward offered ESP within EPNMs, while the other groups generally favored the idea. The anticipated difficulty in offering ESP was in EPNM teachers' lack of expertise in subject areas. The majority of coordinators had not felt pressure from other university groups to offer ESP. Only a small proportion planned to integrate ESP into the EPNMs in the near future, and in 1995, ESP was only a minor component. Contains 14 references. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan