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Conducting and applying English for academic purposes (EAP), needs, assessments in a linguistically-complex environment: an on-going ethnography
Cynthia Eid – Ann M. Johns
DOI: 10.18355/XL.2018.11.01XL.32
It is probably no exaggeration to say that needs assessment is seen in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) as the foundation on which all other decisions are, or should be, made (Belcher, 2006: 135). In the sustained involvement project reported here as a critical ethnography, we describe our efforts to research, design, and execute an ESP curriculum at a Francophone Lebanese University.

Key words: Design, English for Specific purposes, Critical ethnography, Lebanon, Comprehensive needs assessment

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