IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(4): 227-232 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2015.1.4.44

Towards Improving ESP Teaching/Learning in Vietnam’s Higher Education Institutions: Integrating Project-Based Learning into ESP Courses

Nguyen Van Khanh
Abstract—As Vietnam is integrating into the global economy, the learning of English is no longer for its own justification but for using the language in a variety of contexts. Given this situation, ESP courses have been incorporated into foreign language curricula of higher education institutions in Vietnam. The pedagogical trend towards more communicative approaches in language teaching, however, has challenged the current traditional approach employed in ESP teaching. This paper examines salient issues concerning ESP teaching/learning practice in Vietnam and proposes the integration of PBL into current ESP courses an alternative to overcome the above problems.

Index Terms—ESP, problems, project-based learning.

Nguyen Van Khanh is with the Monash University, Australia (e-mail: khanhnv135@gmail.com).

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Cite:Nguyen Van Khanh, "Towards Improving ESP Teaching/Learning in Vietnam’s Higher Education Institutions: Integrating Project-Based Learning into ESP Courses," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 227-232, 2015.

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