Approaches to English for Specific and Academic Purposes

Perspectives on Teaching and Assessing in Tertiary and Adult Education
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Michael Joseph Ennis, Jemma Prior

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2020, 223 S.

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This volume presents a selection of eight papers presented at three symposia on English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) that were held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. The experiences detailed in the chapters offer a representative sample of the diversity of approaches to teaching and assessing ESP and EAP that were shared on those occasions. The contributions vary markedly by teaching and research context: whereas some report the results of meticulously planned research projects, others describe in detail cases embedded in specific contexts in Italy and in the US; others analyse the specialised language of particular discourses or domains, or reflect upon teaching methods and materials.


  1. Front Matter
  2. Introduction
    Jemma Prior, Michael Joseph Ennis
  3. Let’s Negotiate: Learner Autonomy in Action in a University ESAP Course
    Jemma Prior
  4. Teaching English to Refugees in Italy: A Case Study
    Karoline Steckley
  5. Reshaping the Language of Mathematics and Physics: Some Intersemiotic and Interlinguistic Issues
    Michela Canepari
  6. Teaching and Assessing Academic Writing for Tourism Studies: An Example of Reflective Practice from the Field
    Michael Joseph Ennis
  7. Anglicisms in the Discourse of Brexit: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Italian Newspapers
    Valeria Fiasco
  8. Learner Corpora and Embedded Assessment of Undergraduate EFL Writing: The Case of Metadiscourse Markers
    Letizia Cirillo
  9. Communication in a Globalized World: Advanced English and its Assessment in the 21st Century
    Sharon Hartle
  10. Seven “Secrets” to Improving Pronunciation
    Todd Alden Marshall


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