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ESAP competencies for Malaysian engineering universities’ educators: a conceptual framework

Nor Yazi, Khamis and Supyan, Hussin and Nor Fariza, Mohd Nor (2013) ESAP competencies for Malaysian engineering universities’ educators: a conceptual framework. In: International Conference on Innovation Challenges in Multidisciplinary Research & Practice (ICMRP 2013), 13 -14 December 2013 , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 107-115.. ISBN 978-969-9347-15-3

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Abstract

This study proposes a conceptual framework in identifying specific competencies for English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) ESL educators teaching at engineering universities. The increasing demand for effective language and communication skills in engineering fields has prompted the need of quality ESAP educators. However, few studies specify on finding the required competencies for the educators. Structured by three elements from the Malaysian Teacher Standards (2009) i.e. Values, Knowledge and Skills to define the competencies, the framework is supported by the ESP Learning Centred Approach (Hutchinson & Waters, 1987) and Critical EAP Theory (Benesch, 2001). Three international frameworks, the Professional Service Standards for ELT (Walker, 2011), BALEAP TEAP Competency Framework (BALEAP, 2008) and ESP/EAP characterisations (Hyland, 2007), were adapted in identifying the competency items for the educators. The study proposes mixed methods of Delphi and survey techniques. The proposal aims to elevate the educators’ quality teaching and professional standards.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: English for Academic Purposes/English for Specific Academic Purposes (EAP/ESAP), ESL educators’ competency, engineering education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Nor Yazi Khamis
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 08:20
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 08:20
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/21495
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