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English for specific purposes

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This 1978 publication focuses on English for academic purposes (EAP) also referred to at the time as English for educational purposes, and comprises seven chapters. Hawkey's introduction notes 'the significant agreement in all the papers on the importance of designing courses to train specific and relevant study as well as purely communication skills'.

Three of the chapters are written by UK-based practitioners, while four focus on ESP/EAP projects in Saudi Arabia (at King Faisal University, Dammam, and King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah). These four chapters refer to local operational constraints alongside discussion of pedagogy and learners’ needs.

This book is free to download below as a pdf file.