International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

ESP in Saudi Arabia: A Need for Active Community
Shuruq Alsubaie

This paper is an attempt to call for a Saudi ESP center to meet the needs of the growing demand to special English courses. English for Specific purposes (ESP) is an approach to English language teaching to which the language is taught for a specific utilitarian purposes. To cope with rapid changes in the global industry, Saudi Arabia should establish an ESP organization that serve to achieve the needs of all the members of the ESP community, act as a link between all field specialist, practitioners, trainers and students and result in producing local training programs, course designs, materials and methodologies that are necessary nowadays for the development of the country in all levels.

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