Vol. 7 No. 4 (2014)
Articles

Pedagogical Implications of Teaching English for Science and Technology

Published August 6, 2020
pdf (eng)

APA

Spiczéné Bukovszki , E. (2020). Pedagogical Implications of Teaching English for Science and Technology. Economica, 7(4), 164–171. https://doi.org/10.47282/ECONOMICA/2014/7/4/4426

Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has traditionally been context-driven, focusing on the special field in which the language is expected to be used; needs-responsive, trying to define language learners’ needs and adapt teaching practices to these needs; and finally learner-centred, in a sense that teaching
processes and learners activities have been highly influenced by the desired learning outcomes. However, due to recent global changes the conventional ways of teaching have been challenged. The paper lists some of the most intriguing pedagogical challenges for ESP practitioners and also recommends
possible solutions to meet them, partly from overviewing related academic literature, partly from successful practical implementations. Pedagogical issues raised by the internationalisation of higher education are also investigated by the author and some preliminary results of empirical research about learning styles are presented.