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The need to redetermine the position of ESP within educational setting of higher education in Serbia
The need to redetermine the position of ESP within educational setting of higher education in Serbia

Author(s): Nadežda STOJKOVIĆ, Danica Piršl
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Foreign languages learning
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Приштини
Keywords: ESP; higher education; education policies; education requirements

Summary/Abstract: English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is present at all Serbian universities, at most faculties (significantly not all), either as an obligatory or less frequently elective course at undergraduate, and sometimes at PhD studies. The subject is usually called English language, yet the content is formed as to follow the major of the faculty and is in truth ESP. However, ESP is nowhere present as a separate course at departments of English Philology. This is a paradox in itself. First, though elements of ESP might be present within other subjects at the philology departments, this is certainly not enough, and still leaves future practitioners without training to manage on their own once they find themselves in a job position that requires knowledge of specialized discourse regarding teaching it. Also, it is a paradox as for a country striving for achieving higher economical status, which implies a two-way communication of professional and scientific expertise necessitated by ESP.

  • Issue Year: 48/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 79-87
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English