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Oct 16, 2020 12:00 Noon - Aug 31, 2021 01:45 PM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Developing Students’ Workplace English Communicative Competence for Globalization Through the Industry-oriented ESP Curriculum Development

This article describes the development of an English for specific purposes (ESP) curriculum to prepare vocational students with authentic English communicative competence. The study focused on examining how English was used at work and what industries actually needed in terms of their staff's English communicative competence in the new era of the globalization. For these purposes, the research methodology was constructed with the main use of questionnaires survey and interviews with 150 employees and managers from 12 corporates in central Vietnam. The triangulation of data collection instruments, sources of information and various investigated locations helped to sort out important factors to the development of an industry-based English curriculum. The findings reveal actual workplace communication needs of English as required by the employees majoring in business administration and yield valid contents in the new ESP curriculum in orientation to the widespread globalization: (i) all four English language skills are perceived important but listening and speaking are more focused; (ii) language skills for job purposes namely telephoning, reading and writing emails, business letters, contracts, memos and minutes, speaking and listening in social situations with business partners and job interviewing are prioritized; (iii) the course contents include marketing, sales/selling, finance, human resources and production; and (iv) authentic materials are used with the conduction of communicative activities during the ESP program.

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This article describes the development of an English for specific purposes (ESP) curriculum to prepare vocational students with authentic English communicative competence. The study focused on examining how English was used at work and what industries actually needed in terms of their staff's English communicative competence in the new era of the globalization. For these purposes, the research methodology was constructed with the main use of questionnaires survey and interviews with 150 employees and managers from 12 corporates in central Vietnam. The triangulation of data collection instruments, sources of information and various investigated locations helped to sort out important factors to the development of an industry-based English curriculum. The findings reveal actual workplace communication needs of English as required by the employees majoring in business administration and yield valid contents in the new ESP curriculum in orientation to the widespread globalization: (i) all four English language skills are perceived important but listening and speaking are more focused; (ii) language skills for job purposes namely telephoning, reading and writing emails, business letters, contracts, memos and minutes, speaking and listening in social situations with business partners and job interviewing are prioritized; (iii) the course contents include marketing, sales/selling, finance, human resources and production; and (iv) authentic materials are used with the conduction of communicative activities during the ESP program.

Lecturer
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Hue Industrial College
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Lecturer
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Hue University of Foreign Languages
Mrs. Quynh Nguyen
Lecturer
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Thai Nguyen University of Sciences
Hanoi University of Industry
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Hanoi University of Industry
Dr. Thu Hien Nguyen
Senior Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies,Vietnam National University
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