The Origins of ESP

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Learning a foreign language was traditionally viewed as unnecessary.

English became the accepted international language of technology and commerce.

The Oil Crises of the early 1970s had no impact on the use of English language.

The demand for English courses tailored to specific needs coincided with influential new ideas in the study of language.

The aim of traditional linguistics was to discover the ways in which language is actually used in real communication.

The view that there are important differences between the English of commerce and that of engineering arose from the study of language variations.

ESP was a planned and coherent movement.

The end of the Second World War in 1945 led to a demand for an international language.

English became the key language for technology and commerce after the Second World War.

Learning English had well-defined reasons before the Second World War.

ESP grew out of a single trend.

The expansion after the Second World War was limited to a few countries.


Explore the origins and emergence of ESP (English for Specific Purposes) as a phenomenon influenced by converging trends around the world. Learn about the common reasons for the development of ESP, including the demands of a changing world and the impact of specific historical events.

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