The ESP Courses in the Republic of Macedonia

Petkovska, Viktorija and Neshkovska, Silvana and Kostadinovska-Stojchevska, Bisera (2015) The ESP Courses in the Republic of Macedonia. Synergies of Language Learning The Second International Conference on Teaching English for Specific Purposes and New Language Learning Technologies. pp. 422-433. ISSN 978-86-6125-123-8

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Abstract: This paper aims to address the case of the ESP courses in tertiary education in the Republic of Macedonia. More precisely, bearing in mind the ‘lingua franca’ role of the English language worldwide in every conceivable segment of human formal and informal interaction, the paper seeks to ascertain the significance attached to learning English at university level, i.e. the importance ascribed to enabling Macedonian students to become proficient English language speakers in their professional field of interest.
Namely, first and foremost, this study tackles the variety of ESP courses offered at “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in the Republic of Macedonia and their compatibility with the respective study programs. Furthermore, it investigates whether the ESP courses are treated as mandatory or elective courses in the study programs; the number of classes they are allocated per semester and the number of credits they bring to the students according to the Bologna Agreement; English language proficiency levels achieved via these courses according to the European Framework of Reference and their compatibility with students’ actual knowledge of English.
The insights gained from this research are based on a thorough analysis of the study programs, i.e. the elaborate descriptions of the study programs posted on the official websites of the respective faculties in the Republic of Macedonia, and a questionnaire conducted among the ESP professionals who work at “St. Kliment Ohridski” University - Bitola.
Key words: ESP subjects, tertiary education, R. Macedonia

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Silvana Neshkovska
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2023 15:03
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2023 15:03

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