Current Perspectives in Teaching English
for Specific Purposes

Jesus Garcia Laborda, Universidad de Alcalá, España
Mary Frances Litzler, Universidad de Alcalá, España

Jesus Garcia Laborda y Mary Frances Litzler, 2015: "Current Perspectives in Teaching English for Specific Purposes", Onomázein 31, 38-51.
DOI: 10.7764/onomazein.31.1

Interest in Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) courses has grown in recent years (Harding, 2007). For this reason a paper on the current situation in the field is of relevance. The present article provides a discussion of English for Specific Purposes and it does so by reviewing the history and background of this area of teaching, proposing a definition, and describing issues affecting it today, such as course design and needs analysis, context, student and teacher characteristics, materials, and expected directions for the future.