To what extent do science ESP learning materials fit the purpose for which they have been devised? An evaluation in terms of Cronje’s (1993) criteria

  • LJ Ngoepe


English for Specific Purposes (ESP)learningmaterials are devised to meetidentified language needs of a specific group of students. They also reflect a view ofthe nature of language and learning, and foster collaboration among lecturers in aspecific programme. These materials are situation-specific and form the backbone ofa course. Since materials can be judged for a particular purpose, they warrant to beevaluated on a regular basis. As part of an ESP course evaluation, English and StudySkills (ESS) materials were evaluated in terms of Cronje’s (1993) adapted criteria. The findings thereof can be used to improve the teaching of the ESP course and enhancethe performance of the target students.

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