This Manual is a guide to the development of a program of instruction in English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Step-by-step procedures are outlined for assessing student needs, setting achievable goals, designing a program, and selecting - appropriate materials and activities for the classroom. The Manual also describes the four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking, and provides suggestions for teaching these skills as well as grammar and study skills. General guidelines are also presented for program and classroom management. A special section addresses the needs of students who are preparing to study abroad, and a resource section reviews materials which are available to Peace Corps ESP teachers and gives directions for ordering them from Peace Corps' Information Collection and Exchange (ICE).
This Manual is not an exhaustive review of techniques and approaches to teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Other resources will be needed for that purpose by the Volunteer with no previous EFL teaching experience. The Manual does focus on the special case in EFL; teaching English for Specific Purposes, and the particular ways that a EFL program should be structured for the teaching of ESP.