Pivotal Roles of ESP Teachers: A Study at Arni University

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Mehta, Vijay (2012)
  • Publisher: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
  • Journal: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research (issn: 2319-5614, eissn: 2319-5614)
  • Subject: Social Sciences, Department of Languages | ESP Teachers, ESP practitioners
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

In the process of globalization demand for learner-centered 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 teachers who could teach English as per the needs of learners. Ten male and ten female ESP practitioners from various background(Punjab, H.P. and J&K states) were given the task of teaching ESP to technical students. I have designed a questionnaire to explore their responses. The questionnaire seeks to draw out the need of the ESP class-room. The present study discusses the pivotal roles of ESP practitioners in an ESP class-room. The study also suggests that how the practitioners can sustain and retain the interests of learners in language in an ESP class-room. The major finding of the survey of ESP practitioners practicing ESP certainly reflects that teaching English to learners need 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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