Languages for Specific Purposes: Theory and Practice
7.5 credits cr.
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To meet diverse communication needs in a globalised economy, many people have highly specific academic and professional reasons for seeking to improve their proficiency in a foreign language. These adult learners are particularly interested in courses that fall under the category of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP). LSP programmes focus on developing students’ communicative competence in a specific academic or practical field, such as law, natural science, technology, engineering, business, tourism, and so forth. Although demand is particularly high for ESP (English for Specific Purposes), there are numerous LSP programmes in Swedish and in other languages such as Spanish, French, German and so forth. Therefore, the present course aims to attract graduate students and teachers who would be interested in teaching or researching any Language for Specific Purposes.