A Proposal for the Implementation of an English for Specific Purposes Specialization in a Master's Degree Program in Second Languages and Cultures with Emphasis in English as a Foreign Language

Costa Rica, as a developing country, has been seeking growth by attracting international investment. In the last few years, however, a myriad of international companies of multiple working disciplines have been installed in Costa Rica, and they need a labor force that is competent not only in genera...

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Main Authors: Saborío Pérez, Ileana, Valenzuela Arce, Nandayure
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2009
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/9453
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23482
Summary: Costa Rica, as a developing country, has been seeking growth by attracting international investment. In the last few years, however, a myriad of international companies of multiple working disciplines have been installed in Costa Rica, and they need a labor force that is competent not only in general English, but also in the technical English required. Higher education institutions (public and private) are not training ESP3 teachers at all; i.e, ESP education is being taught by untrained ESP teachers. In response to the above limitation, the Universidad Nacional, in its program of MSLC4, is designing a branch of ESP.