VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2018

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Designing ESP Materials to Meet the Labor Market Needs at University of Transport Technology
Hoa Van To

Building: A11
Room: 2nd floor Reading Room-A11 Building
Date: 2018-10-12 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Last modified: 2018-09-16


Materials play an important role in teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP). ESP materials are considered as a learning support, sources of language, motivation and stimulation or a source of reference. Although there are a number of comercial ESP textbooks available in the market, most of these fail to satisfy the specific needs of both students and the labour market. As the result, developing ESP textbooks are utmost important tasks for ESP teachers, that contributes to the success of the ESP teaching/learning process. This paper describes the practice-oriented process and activities undertaken in developing the ESP materials in UTT with major activities including the conduct of baseline survey to identify issues and to analyze learners’ needs and industry needs; preparation of the subject improvement plan and undertaking the improvement activities focusing on the syllabus and teaching materials; undertaking model lectures using the developed teaching materials and evaluate the same; and assessing the results of the overall development for further improvement of ESP materials.


English for Specific Purpose; Teaching Material Development; practice-oriented ESP