JoLIE 8/2015

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Andrea Peterlicean

Hungarian University of Sapientia, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences, Tg.-Mureș






Teaching and learning LSP have been part of a complex change. Starting from studies about the linguistic structure of specialised texts, through vocabularies and types of jargon, LSP has been in the focus of researchers trying to analyse lexemes and their statistical frequency, as well as to establish text typologies. While it is possible to make some generalisation about the way specialised discourses function, it is daily practice that brings evidence as to the usefulness of theories when applied in the language classroom. This paper briefly analyses some of problems that teachers are confronted with when trying to blend theory with practice in the ESP classroom.


Keywords: Communication; Professional settings; ESP; EAP; Technical writing.





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How to cite this article: Peterlicean, A. (2015). Challenges and perspectives in teaching specialised languages. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education – JoLIE, 8, 149162. DOI:



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