Challenges of Teaching ESP: A Review

Authors

  • Lisa Vangohol Jande Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Noor Mala Ibrahim Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11113/lspi.v8.16334

Keywords:

English for Specific Purposes, ESP Teaching, ESP practitioners, ESP challenges

Abstract

English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has Noor Mala Ibrahim gained prominence and abundant research has been conducted on issues associated with it. However, research addressing the challenges of ESP teaching and learning continues to receive extensive attention focusing on issues ranging from the most appropriate methodology to use in ESP classrooms and contents to cover for   effective learning outcomes for the learners. The aim of this review paper is to give a brief overview of what ESP is all about, it also covers some issues faced by ESP practitioners while in the process of teaching. During the course of this review, the key words “ESP Challenges”, “ESP teaching methodology”, “ESP teacher” were used on Google scholar to search for relevant materials to the topic covering the range of years from 2012 - 2021. Twenty relevant materials were finally selected which are used for this review. This review finally concludes by offering solutions as to how these challenges can be overcome by practitioners to make ESP teaching more effective.

Author Biography

Noor Mala Ibrahim, Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Senior Lecturer Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

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Published

2021-12-15

How to Cite

Jande, L. V., & Ibrahim, N. M. (2021). Challenges of Teaching ESP: A Review. LSP International Journal, 8(2), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.11113/lspi.v8.16334

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