Where teachers meet and learn

English for specific purposes

Top image credit: courtesy of JoAnn Salvisberg

Globalisation is not the most elegant term, but to young lawyers setting out on their careers in big city law firms, doctors sharing their expertise across national and linguistic boundaries, engineers working on inter-continental projects or bankers at home in the financial capitals of the world, it's a reality, and one which can open many doors. But there's little doubt that a good command of English is the key to unlocking those doors. As ESP teachers our task is to help our students meet that challenge. As an ESP SIG our aim is to provide a forum for ESP teachers, to share what we have in common, swap what we don't, and to provide support and encouragement to all those setting out on the ESP road.