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Title: Finding the way through the ESP maze: designing an ESP teacher education programme
Authors: Kakoulli-Constantinou, Elis 
Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi 
Souleles, Nicos 
Major Field of Science: Humanities
Field Category: HUMANITIES
Keywords: English for specific purposes;teacher education;technical action research;reflection;online instruction
Issue Date: 2019
Source: ESP teaching and teacher education: current theories and practices (pages 27‑46)
Abstract: English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is an area of language education that has been advancing during the last years due to increased social and professional mobility. Despite this, as shown in the related literature, the area of ESP Teacher Education (TE) is deprived of attention by researchers; as a result, many ESP educators in different countries are General English (GE) teachers with insufficient training in ESP. The present chapter reports on the first findings of a technical action research study, which aims at exploring and addressing the problem of insufficient ESP TE among a specific group of ESP practitioners, suggesting an intervention in the form of an online ESP TE programme. Following the spiral pattern of action research, the study evolves in cycles of continuous improvement. This chapter focusses on the initial stages of the study during which the problem of lack of ESP TE opportunities was identified, and a remedy to this problem, an online ESP TE course, named Online Reflective Teacher Education in ESP (ReTEESP Online), was developed and piloted before its implementation.
ISBN: 978-2-490057-44-3
DOI: 10.14705/rpnet.2019.33.924
Rights: © 2019 Elis Kakoulli Constantinou, Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous, Nicos Souleles.
Type: Book Chapter
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
Appears in Collections:Κεφάλαια βιβλίων/Book chapters

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