Genre analysis has become a key approach within the field of English for Specific Purposes and helps students understand particular language use patterns in target contexts.

Introducing Genre and English for Specific Purposes provides an overview of how genre has been conceptualized and applied in ESP, as well as the features that distinguish ESP genre research and teaching from those of other genre schools. The macro and micro aspects of ESP genre-based pedagogy are also analysed and include: different possibilities for planning and designing an ESP genre-based course; the concrete, micro aspects of materials creation; and how genres can be learned through play.

Introducing Genre and English for Specific Purposes is essential reading for students and pre-service teachers who are studying Genre, English for Specific Purposes or language teaching methodologies.

part I|24 pages


part II|74 pages

ESP genre analysis

chapter 2|25 pages

Analyzing genre moves

chapter 3|23 pages

Analyzing lexicogrammatical features

chapter 4|25 pages

Analyzing genre contexts

part III|87 pages

ESP genre-based learning and teaching

chapter 5|30 pages

Designing genre-based courses

chapter 7|23 pages

Exploring future issues

Genre play, learning, and transfer