Meeting the demands of a multi-dimensional professional writing course for tertiary students

Ang, Pei Soo and Menon, Rema (2018) Meeting the demands of a multi-dimensional professional writing course for tertiary students. In: 14th Annual CamTESOL Conference, 10-11 February 2018, Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia.

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Abstract

What distinguishes English for Specific Purpose (ESP) from General English (GE) is not the existence of a need but the awareness of it (Hutchinson & Waters, 1987). And thus, in designing a compulsory English course for advanced users of English (CEFR B2/Low C1), the Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya (a Malaysian public university) faces the challenge of meeting the multi-dimensional demands of a holistic ESP course. Hence, this paper concerns how we have aligned the course design of an advanced professional writing course for tertiary students with the various institutional demands to equip undergraduates with employable skills particularly writing skills for the workplace. We also evaluate the course feedback received over 3 semesters to gauge the achievement of the intended learning outcomes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: English for Specific Purpose (ESP); professional writing course; soft skills; career development; tertiary students
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 04:43
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 04:43
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/19709

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