Syllabus Design and Materials Development in English for Public Administration and Political Sciences Course

Bytyqi, Besa (2014) Syllabus Design and Materials Development in English for Public Administration and Political Sciences Course. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

This research paper aims to show the importance of the syllabus design and materials development in English for Specific Purposes for students at the Faculty of Public Administration and Political Sciences at South East European University, Republic of Macedonia. Public Administration is a new field in this region and the studies provide the educational requirements to support students begin their professional career path in government, state and local government agencies, municipalities, public institutions, local schools administration, non-profit organizations, universities and corporations. When students graduate they should use written and speaking English language according to protocols and rules related to Public Administration. English Language is a core subject at the university level and students take the ESP course in the third and fourth semester, after they have finished with their Basic English courses. Qualitative and quantitative approaches were used for the data collection. The evidence for the paper was gathered by interviewing the students and preparing the target vocabulary for ESP 1 and ESP 2, and the scope and sequence of the course. Students were also given a questionnaire to answer on their preferences where would they prefer to work after they graduate. The University data was also used to show the percentage of the already employed graduate students, and according to that new syllabi and materials were selected to motivate students, engage and give assignments on topics that they will use on a daily basis. Course packs were designed for both ESP 1 and ESP 2 courses and other additional materials were selected that will prepare students for their future career. Keywords: Syllabus design, materials selection, ESP, Public Administration, Political Sciences

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 12:06
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2017 20:05
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3380

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