Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2019)
Identity construction of ESP teachers
Author(s): Wappa John Peter, Teneke Gabriel Glastone
Abstract: English Specific Purposes (ESP) is aimed at meeting the English demands of specialists in different fields of endeavour to be able to cope with the needs of their duty. Therefore, ESP specialists need to possess certain qualities and skills to handle the course contents of specialized areas. ESP developed through the ages with the aim of meeting needs of the learners. English for General Purposes (EGP), before the emergence of ESP, contributed its quarter to the development of English to be used in specialized fields. The ESP teachers are expected to have special training to be able to cope with the needs of the profession of the ESP learners. The growing demand for ESP is because of growing of new different fields of specialized areas. The interest of ESP and ESP teachers is always centred on the needs of the learners.