ESP approach used in English II of the bachelor of arts in library science of the literature department, School of Sciences and Humanities, University of El Salvador, year 2014.
García Vargas, Pedro Francisco and Guerra López, Juan Carlos and Tejada Mancía, Martha Guadalupe (2015) ESP approach used in English II of the bachelor of arts in library science of the literature department, School of Sciences and Humanities, University of El Salvador, year 2014. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.
García Vargas, Pedro Francisco
Guerra López, Juan Carlos
Tejada Mancía, Martha Guadalupe
This research identifies the application of the ESP Approach and its usefulness on students’ learning scientific and technical knowledge in the Bachelor of Arts in Library Sciences in the Literature Department at the University of El Salvador. This thesis also discusses what English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course is, and focuses on the learners’ needs and its growing demand at the University of El Salvador. This study uses the ESP components in order to discover how students acquire that competence and not how the students discover it. In the 1960s ESP emerged as an approach to English in areas such as language teaching and has become immensely useful for teaching English to students of Science & Technology, Chemistry, Nursing, Medicine, Foreign Languages, Literature, Business and Management. ESP at the University of El Salvador is equally relevant for professionals such as Lawyers, Artists, Doctors, Engineers, Businessmen, English Teachers, Factory Workers and other kinds of universities students or professionals who have already entered in academic and work field. This research also explores the challenges ESP professors are facing in the ESP teaching scenario. The demand of ESP bring particular needs, evolutions in the fields of linguistics and educational psychology, ESP recommends that ESP students must be provided with content-based textbooks which incorporate topic-based, task-based and theme-based components. Subject oriented textbook must be carried through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. Professors who are assigned to teach ESP courses need not be expert in the given specific domain but the professors should at least show interest and gather necessary information about the specific contents prescribed in the ESP courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Library Sciences in the Literature Department.