Title: The Language Of Viticulture In ESP. Vocabulary Teaching Techniques For Horticulture Students


Vol. 9(2), 2021, pp. 64-83.



Author: Olivia Chirobocea-Tudor

About the author: Olivia Chirobocea-Tudor is an associate professor at “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of Letters. She teaches English for Specific Purposes in the field of natural sciences, but her area of research is wider including cultural studies and American literature (doctoral studies). She published several English courses for students, a specialized bilingual dictionary and numerous articles on topics related to ESP, terminology, as well as cultural studies and American postmodernist literature. She was also a member in six research projects between 2007 and 2020, and edited the proceedings volumes of five national and international conferences. She is a member in several professional associations in the field of philology. 




Citation (APA style): Chirobocea-Tudor, O. (2021). The language of viticulture in ESP. Vocabulary teaching techniques for horticulture students. Studies in Linguistics, Culture, and FLT, 9(2), 64-83.




Abstract: English is a useful and necessary tool for any ESP student and so too horticulture students will need English in their future careers. Therefore, being able to communicate effectively and use the language in their field appropriately will help their business and increase their level of professionalism. This article will explore various techniques for the teaching of specialized horticultural vocabulary, in particular the terminological aspects of viticulture and viniculture which together form an important and widespread branch of horticulture with high degree of internationalization, given the rising popularity of wine and grape growing around the world. While each branch of ESP deals with its own unique features, so too English for horticulture and its subdivision, viticulture, has its own challenges in terms of vocabulary, of the equivalence between L1 and English and of usage. This article will analyze such particularities and explore ways in which various levels of specialized vocabulary can be taught to students in an engaging and effective manner.

Keywords: ESP, vocabulary, viticulture, horticulture



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