Learn How to Learn
about Your ESP Field
January, 24 - 30
- How much do you
need to know to teach ESP in a given area?
- Becoming familiar
with the field:
- how to develop
enough expertise in a specific area to become an honorary "member
of the discourse community."
of the extent to which this is possible or desirable, how to make
contacts, and how to do research.
- Objective for
this week: Learn how to learn about your ESP field
- Guest lecturer:
Debra S. Lee
(Click HERE to go to Week
2 questions and comments from our week 2 guest lecturer).
Please post your responses in a file. How have you learned about your
students' field(s) or academic majors? How have you made contacts with
experts, faculty, or professionals working in those areas? How do you
do research to become familiar with written or oral genres or styles
used in the field? What level of expertise or familiarity with the field
do you think is desirable to teach ESP?
- Optional activity:
(If you're just starting out)
- Interview students
or professionals in the field and find out what journals, textbooks
or other materials they read to keep current or learn.
- Ask for suggestions:
what should you subscribe to or read that would give you some background
understanding of the field? (Ex. Science and technology: general
background- subscribe to Science News and read weekly updates about
science and technology in a variety of fields).
of Week 2 (Click HERE
to see what have participants added to Debby's list of ESP-Specific
& Genreal Skills)
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