On teaching ESP at tertiary level: the case of English for Geography. Part 1

Mirosław Kruk


The objective of this paper is to demonstrate a few activities that can make a useful contribution to teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) to students of geography at tertiary level. I describe case- and pronunciation-based tasks that can be used with such groups of learners at the level of upper-intermediate (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level B2+), and illustrate them with examples. All the activities presented in this article have been used by the author with several groups of full-time students doing master’s degrees in Geography at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management of the Jagiellonian University, Kraków over the last few academic years.

Słowa kluczowe: English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Geography students, case-based tasks, pronunciation- based activities

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