Kusni Askar


This paper aims at exposing ideas on current issues and future prospects of English for specific purposes (ESP) in Indonesian contexts. The ideas are developed on the basis of reviewing several ESP theories and findings of several researches which had been conducted by this writer since the year of 2004. As a synthesis of those findings and reviewing theories of ESP, this paper firstly presents the basic concepts and characteristics of ESP. Then, this paper presents the first main concern, some major current issues of ESP in Indonesia. Several important issues will be the focus such as, its course design, teachers, objectives and materials, and its assessment. Following the issues, the next part will be about the second main concern, some possible future prospects of the ESP in Indonesia. The discussions of the two major focuses mean to encode my ideas of reformulating the ESP courses.      

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