English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Didactics: Content Knowledge and Communicative Abilities

Haydeé Ramírez Lozada

Abstract


With the objective to show the need to connect content knowledge and communicative abilities for teaching ESP, a bibliographical research was carried out, taking into consideration the period from the emergence of ESP to nowadays, with a pedagogical experience carried out in Las Tunas Medical School, Cuba, and in the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, Esmeraldas Campus, teaching English for Specific Purposes to Physicians and Nursing Professionals. The Scientific method was used. The results show that there is an urgent need to teach ESP in the Universities of the XXI century, linked with different professions. It also shows the importance to make a connection between the content knowledge of the profession and the main communicative abilities to develop in the students: listening, speaking, reading and writing.


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