A Brief Introduction on ESP Teaching Current Situation and the Countermeasures in Higher Vocational Colleges

Bingyao HU

Abstract


International competition is becoming more and more impetuosity. Global integration process is to speed up. English is as a bridge language connecting the world and naturally becomes the main; the most widely used international language. Since English is a language, so in English teaching we should focus on cultivating students’ ability of applying English. ESP (English for Specific Purposes) follows this principle. It refers to a specific profession or related disciplines, setting up English courses according to the learner’s particular purpose or the specific need. Its purpose is to cultivate students use English to communicate with others in a certain work environment, such as Business English, Legal English, Tourism English, Automobile, Computer English, English of science and technology, Engineering English , etc.. Until now, few people can directly use English for their scientific research or serve their work, life and study. Therefore, ESP courses are imperative in the higher vocational colleges. In addition, it is also the requirements of social progress and education reform, the demands of the market, the needs of integrating with the world education in the future. In order to make the ESP teaching be better implement the higher vocational English teaching, the author objectively analyzes and proposes the solution measures.

Keywords


Vocational English; ESP teaching; Reasons; Current situation; Countermeasures

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n

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