American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Rethinking ESP in Algerian Universities: Towards an Adaptable Materials-Design Framework
Dr. Nacereddine Benabdallah

One of the most fundamental concerns of post-secondary education is to improve teaching and assure quality through the promotion of research. The aim of the present reflective piece is not to support or challenge a theory but find out new and better ways of doing things. It is an attempt to provide a simple and adaptable framework in order to help ESP teachers at Algerian universities design their own materials in diverse areas and disciplines. This framework takes into consideration not only the learners’ real needs but their linguistic cultural and communicative competencies and performances. It has to draw upon authentic materials, real-world tasks, and methodology. It incorporates ESP learners’ own experience, confidence and autonomy.

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