PRINCIPLED ECLECTICISM: THEORY AND APPLICATION IN THE TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

Rizki Eka Widyana Hanafi, Puspa Fortuna Zulfa

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to present insights regarding the principled eclectic approach in the teaching field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). ESP has learners‘ needs as the central importanc when conducting a course in which all designed contents and methods are based on the learners‘ reasons for learning. In the teaching ang learning processes of ESP, flexibility is the key value needed. Hence, that implies an eclectic approach to the teaching methods by means an effective program of ESP should meet the needs of the learners who learn language concerning to specific profession, subject or purpose and vary the teaching methods in the teaching ang learning processes. One teaching method might not be adequate to take into account the essential needs of the ESP learners. Various teaching methods should be selected and combined in order to perform the teaching and learning processes efficiently.

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ESP, teaching methodology, principled eclectic approach

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