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ERIC Number: EJ966698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0026-7902
Languages for Specific Purposes Curriculum Creation and Implementation in Australasia and Europe
Basturkmen, Helen
Modern Language Journal, v96 ns1 p59-70 Jan 2012
This article examines Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) in New Zealand and Australia (Australasia) and Europe in recent years, focusing on the creation and implementation of curricula in these contexts. The examination draws on themes distinguished by Grosse and Voght (1991) in their discussion of the emergence of LSP foreign language programs in the United States. Examining curriculum creation, the article identifies factors in the creation of LSP curricula in both contexts, provides an overview of the types of programs established and the processes of course and materials design involved. It highlights the key role English for specific purposes plays in Australasia and Europe in enabling learners to access study and work opportunities in both contexts. In examining curriculum implementation, the article describes the types of support available for teachers, and identifies concerns of LSP practitioners, current needs, and priorities. The final section draws together ideas emerging from the examination of LSP in both contexts to suggest areas for further research. It is suggested that more research is needed to compare the value of different types of curricula. It is argued that published research into work-related LSP is limited and suggests a number of possible research topics for this area.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand