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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2022, 4(8); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2022.040808.

The Effectiveness of ESAP and EGAP in ESP Teaching


Huan Deng

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Huan Deng

Guangzhou Huashang College, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 511399, China


The study compares a distinct between English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) and English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) to explore the real needs of students and help students and teachers choose proper learning and teaching strategies to improve the effectiveness of English learning and teaching. Literature review is used as a research method and offers an overview of the definitions, pros and cons, case study of EGAP and ESAP. It is concluded that both EGAP and ESAP contribute to the academic English learning, while EGAP focus on academic language study for specific English proficiency tests like IELTS/TOFEL and ESAP focus on academic language study for postgraduate and professional work.



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Huan Deng. The Effectiveness of ESAP and EGAP in ESP Teaching. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 8: 34-38. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2022.040808.


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