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ESP TEACHING IN THE MODERN DIGITAL WORLD

Dana Carmen Zechia

Abstract

For a long period of time, ESP teaching process has been only dealing with teaching specialized and professional terminology and understanding texts whereas nowadays the digital age has transformed the resources and the sources of information into an accessible tool opening new perspectives. However, today`s globalized professional environment asks for its members to also master important communicative skills that strengthen their specialist knowledge if they are to fulfill their tasks productively and secure their way to success. In spite of the probable need for competent communication proficiency, there seems to be deficient available research producing an exact understanding of the methods of teaching professional communication to college students as part of the ESP curriculum. The paper takes into consideration the essential skills supporting rewarding professional communication and tries to discuss a functional combined professional communication example to be used in academic environment, highlighting the use of English in an engineering setting.

Keywords

teaching resources, communication, digital world, competent performance

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