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Research on Local College ESP Testing Mode Based on the Demand Analysis of English Major

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DOI: 10.25236/icemet.2017.047


Ziqian Luo, Dan Zhou

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Ziqian Luo


College ESP teaching is inefficient because the lack of a unified ESP test is one of reasons. In order to investigate current situations especially tests and existing problems of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teaching in local colleges, two local colleges was chosen as objects. College students, teachers and graduates from two colleges are investigated through different methods such as questionnaires and interviews. Under the background of the transfer of college English teaching contents from English for General Purposes (EGP) to ESP, the paper puts forward the following suggestions: adding English for Special Academic Purposes (ESAP) courses, conducting occupational needs analysis and opening a unified ESP test. In this way, pushed by the ESP test, the college ESP teaching might be substantially improved. A 3+N scheme of the unified ESP test is proposed for remedying defects of CET-4 and CET-6.


Local colleges, ESP testing mode, Demand analysis, English major.