NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ920540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
A New Outlook on EAP Literacies: General and Specific English Territories
Zohrabi, Mohammad
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v14 n2 p165-186 2010
In designing an EAP (English for Academic Purposes) course it is necessary that we consider several factors: students' objectives, needs, levels and interests, course and institution's goals, and availability of resources. In this paper it is strived to elucidate the differences between EGP (English for General purposes) and ESP (English for Specific purposes) courses. The experience of teaching in EFL situation indicates that our students largely need general English rather than specific English. Also, it is endeavored to discuss the role of EAP teachers and learners. Meanwhile, we will try to illustrate the crucial role that common core, content-based instruction, needs analysis, materials, and classroom activities serve in EAP syllabuses. It is discussed that before embarking on teaching, we need to take heed of students' levels, aims and needs. This paper can have significant implications for EAP teachers, graduate students, syllabus designers, material developers, and researchers in the field of EAP. (Contains 8 figures.)
Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics. Department of English, Namseoul University, 21 Maeju-ri, Seonghwan-eup, Cheonan-city, Choongnam, Korea 330-707. Tel: +82-2-3290-1995; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A