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1 Are we truly in the Information Age with EAP/ESP course books? Irina Shchemeleva Higher School of Economics Saint-Petersburg XVII NATE – Russia International Annual Conference NEW TIMES – NEW SONGS: ELT AFTER 2010 Kaliningrad June 28-30, 2011

2 “Homo Sapience Digital” (Prenski, 2010) “ … it is no longer a matter of how to incorporate technology, but rather how to adapt LSP practice to a context of constant technological changes” Arnó et al. 2006:257

3 ICT literacies “using digital technology, communications tools, and/or networks to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information in order to function in a knowledge society” (Digital transformation 2002: 4).

4 ICT literacies to define information (i.e. understand and articulate the scope of an information problem in order to facilitate the electronic search for information) to communicate information (disseminate information tailored to a particular audience in an effective digital format)

5 iSkills test

6 ESP/EAP course books analysis “Despite the fact that textbook publishers expend significant effort to include computer-based ancillaries with many of their products, many teachers still rely primarily on the textbook alone” (Bush, 2008: 443).

7 The criteria  Recent date of publication – year 2005 and later  ESP or EAP focus  Level of the target audience’s English language proficiency pre-intermediate and above.

8 Materials containing Internet-based activities less than 40% (10 out of 26 books).

9 The purpose of Internet use  Training students to search for and evaluate information for study or research purposes  Developing other English language skills  Advancing integrated skills development

10 “No-Internet” course books  those that do not include Internet-based tasks, but they do include activities where the Internet could be used  those that do not have such tasks and cannot have them within the methodological approach adopted by the authors

11 ESP/EAP course books selected International Publications  Allison, J. & Towned, J. (2008) The Business. Upper-Intermediate. Macmillan  Barrett, B. & Shama, P. (2010). Networking in English. Informal communication in business. Macmillan  Corballis, T. & Jennings, W. (2009). English for management studies in higher education studies. Garnet education  Helm, S. & Utteridge, R. (2010). Markel Leader. Human Resources. Person Longman  Helm, S. (2010) Market Leader. Accounting and Finance. Person Longman  Jacob, M. & Strutt, P. (2010). English for International Tourism. (16th ed.) Longman.  Jones, L. (2005). Welcome! English for the travel and tourism industry. (2nd ed.) CUP  Krois-Lindner, A. & Firth, M. (2008). Introduction to International Legal English, CUP  McKey, W. R. & Charlton, H. E. (2005). Legal English. How to understand and master the language of law. Pearson Longman  O’Driscoll, N.(2010). Market Leader. Marketing. Person Longman  Pilbeam, A. & O’Driscoll, N. (2010). Market Leader. Logistics Management. Person Longman  Riley, A. (2006) English for Law. Longman professional English (6th ed.) Longman  Robinson, N. (2010) Cambridge English for Marketing. CUP  Widdowson, A. R. (2010) Market leader. Business law. Pearson Longman  Walenn, J. (2009) English for law in higher education studies. Garnet education

12 Books by Russian Authors  Agabekyan, I. P. & Kovalenko, P. I. (2011). English students of engineering. Moscow: Phenix  Agabekyan, I. P., Kovalenko, P. I & Kudryashova Yu. A. (2010) English for students of economics. Moscow: Prospect, 2010  Alekseeva, S. A. & Skurova, A. V. (2010). English: Stock-Market. Moscow: MGIMO-University  Artamonova, L. S. English for Professional Communication in Law. Problem Solving. Moscow : Unity-Dana  Avdeeva, E. A. & Kuznetsova, L. B. (2006) PR.COM (High intermediate). St. Petersburg  Bobyleva, S. V. & Zhatkin, D. N. (2008). English for students of ecology and biotechnology. Moscow: Flinta  Iliadi, Yu. A. (2010). English for lawyers. Moscow: Prospect  Koroleva, N. E.Barsegyan, E. Z. & Serbinovskaya, A. M. (2009). English for tourism. Moscow: Phenix  Muraveyskaya, M. S. & Orlova L. K. (2010). English for students of medicine. 10th ed. Moscow : Flinta – Nauka  Veselovskaya, N. G. (2009). English: Land and Cadastres. Moscow: Academia  Zhdanova, I. F. & Skvortsova, M. V. (2010). Manual on Accounting. Moscow : Omega-L


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