ESP Curriculum for Non-English Majors: Taking GDUFS as an Example

Jinshi CHEN


This study, taking Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS hereafter) as an example, discusses how to develop an English for Specific Purposes (ESP hereafter) curriculum for non-English majors in the context of internationalized talents cultivation. It is argued that the design of an ESP curriculum should satisfy ontological needs of ESP in college English curriculum, needs of talents cultivation, students’ needs of ESP learning and so on. Based on modern foreign language teaching and learning principles, the ESP curriculum in GDUFS has been carried out successfully with ESP course design, teaching and assessment, textbooks development integrated together. The ESP curriculum has promoted students’ comprehensive English use, improved their cross-cultural communication competence and cultivated their critical thinking in the future professional fields.


Needs analysis; ESP curriculum; Non-English majors; GDUFS

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