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English for Specific Purposes World (ESP World)

English for Specific Purposes World

ISSN 1682-3257

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Key Roles of ESP Practitioners: A Study at ISM, Dhanbad

Priya Kumari

Research Scholar

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004 (INDIA)

M. Mojibur Rahman

Associate Professor

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004 (INDIA)

mrahmanelt@gmail.com

Abstract

In the process of globalization demand for learner-centred language courses resulted into the emergence of courses that were designed according to the specific needs of the learners and this resulted into a great demand of the teachers who could teach English as per the needs of the learners.The present study discusses the key roles of ESP practitioners in an ESP classroom. The study also suggests that how the practitioner can sustain and retain the interest of the learners in language in an ESP classroom. The major findings of the survey of ESP practitioners practicing ESP at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, certainly reflects that teaching English to technical students needs special and extra effort. The practitioners have to be creative, enthusiastic and positively motivated to apply new techniques and methods to teach English for specific purposes.   

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