How To Write ESP Materials

This is an essential title in the toolkit of any writer of English for Specific Purposes materials. No two English learners have the same requirements in the world of ESP. As a result, ESP teachers often find that generic published material doesn’t work and that they need to write material for the specific needs of their students. This book examines the principle areas of concern for the ESP materials-writer: real-world tasks, authentic materials, vocabulary and ultimately the need to maximise opportunities for learners to improve language performance in their given professional environment.

This book provides:

  • a simple but adaptable framework to help you design your own ESP materials, regardless of the area in which you teach.
  • examples from a wide variety of ESP fields.
  • practical tasks with detailed keys and a glossary.
  • a guide to highlight the different steps involved in producing your own ESP materials.

This book forms part of the ELT Teacher 2 Writer training course. The course is designed to help you write better ELT materials, either for publication, or simply to improve the quality of your self-produced classroom materials.

How To Write ESP Materials forms part of our How To Write Excellent ELT Materials: The Skills Series compendium.

Read a review in the BESIG Journal here, and another review here.

Ros Wright

Ros Wright’s ELT career has been fairly rounded, having worked not only as a teacher and Director of Studies, but also as Assistant ESP Editor for a major ELT publisher. Twice President of TESOL France, she is currently member of both the IATEFL Proposals Committee and the Conference Committee. Ros holds an MA in ELT Materials Development and possesses a real passion for materials writing. Having focused on English for Medical Purposes (EMP) since 1998, she is now co-author of several EMP titles including English for Medicine (Garnet Education) and Vocational English for Nurses 1 2 (Pearson). Ros has also co-authored a management title for the Vocabulary in Use series (Cambridge University Press). Her first publication, Good Practice: Communication Skills in English for the Medical Practitioner (Cambridge University Press), co-written with Marie McCullagh, was shortlisted for the 2008 British Council Award for Innovation and then went on to win the inaugural BESIG-David Riley Award for Innovation in ESP in the same year. Looking to combine all the above-mentioned skills and experiences, Ros now offers specialised EMP teacher training courses together with fellow ‘EMPers’, Virginia Allum and Marie McCullagh.

Ros Wright

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