The learning and teaching strategies used in this Unit are face-to-face sessions (for on-campus students) and recordings of these sessions; interaction with materials on iLearn; discussion; and self-study of course readings.
Time: Thursday 12.00 – 14.00
Room: 12SW 430
The course lecturer will be contactable through email to answer any queries that might arise.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
There is one required textbook for APPL8400: Language for Specific Purposes (Gollin-Kies, Hall & Moore, 2015). This book complements materials studied in the unit, rather than simpy duplicating them.
The following books are also highly recommended:
- Bargiela-Chiappini, F. & Gotti, M. (2005). Asian Business Discourse(s). Bern: Peter Lang
- Basturkmen, H. (2006). Ideas and options in English for Specific Purposes. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum
- Basturkmen, H. (2010). Developing Courses in English for Specific Purposes. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave McMillan
- Belcher, D., Johns, A. & Paltridge, B. (2011). New directions in English for Specific Purposes research. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
- Belcher, D. (2009). English for Specific Purposes in theory and practice. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
- Candlin, C.N. & Gotti, M. (Eds). (2004). Intercultural aspects of specialised communication. Bern: Peter Lang
- Handford, M. (2010). The language of business meetings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Harding, K. (2007). English for Specific Purposes. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Paltridge, B. & Starfield, S. (2013). The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Orr, T. (2002). English for Specific Purposes. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
The following journals contain useful articles:
- English for Specific Purposes
- TESOL Quarterly
- Discourse Studies
There are between two and five 'required readings' for each module in this unit. You need to read a minimum of two for each module. Readings are essential as they discuss the major themes involved in the unit. You will find these readings on iLearn, via the ‘Leganto’ link.
Recommended books are shelved in the Reserve section of the library and can be borrowed for limited periods of time.