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Vocabulary Acquisition in ESP: Perspectives, Strategies and Resources

By Olivia Chirobocea


To say that vocabulary acquisition is important in ESP is redundant and axiomatic. This article will bring evidence to support this sentiment and will review some of the essential aspects related to ESP vocabulary. It will attempt to offer some perspectives on what is understood by ESP vocabulary and how much vocabulary the learners need, why it is important to teach vocabulary and how. Some of the elements required for the efficient and successful building of ESP vocabulary are: motivation on the part of the learners, continuous exposure to authentic materials, emphasis on consolidation, and the implementation of good techniques that make this activity pleasant and encourage continuous learning. In this endeavor, old techniques can be adapted to new needs, while new technologies and devices, as well as the online environment, offer fresh perspectives for the teaching and learning of ESP vocabulary

Topics: ESP, vocabulary, motivation, technique, ICT, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091
Publisher: University of Pitesti
Year: 2018
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