Roles of Need Analysis in English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
This academic article discusses the role of Needs Analysis or NA in English for Specific Purposes or ESP. NA is the process used to assess learners’ specific needs in order to achieve the teaching objectives. Nowadays, it is used to analyze the learners’ needs of studying English for Specific Purposes, and ESP is a method of language teaching on which the language contents and instructional approaches are based on the learners’ specific reasons for learning a language. In this article, different approaches of need analysis and its importance are discussed. ESP is also explained. Moreover, the examples with case studies of using an NA method to design the ESP courses are also presented.
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