A study of the theory and practice of developing courses for adult learners with specific professional or academic purposes for learning a language. In particular, the course examines ways of understanding the specific purposes in detail through analysis of target communication, and how learning opportunities relevant to that target should be selected and managed in particular contexts of learning.
Taught by the School of Linguistics & Applied Language, part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Basturkmen, Helen. 2010. Developing Courses in English for Specific Purposes. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Notes and articles will be made available via the Blackboard site.
The following books, which are relevant to the course, also provide useful background reading:
Basturkmen, H. 2006. Ideas and options in English for Specific Purposes. London: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Teaching dates 3rd November 2014 - 21st December 2014
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.