Title: Language Competences amidst Corporatization, Digital Technologies, and Learning English for Specific Purposes.


Vol. 10(1), 2022, pp. 62-81.



Author: Tamara Stefanovic

About the author: Tamara Stefanovic, PhD is an English language and literature professor who has been employed at Belgrade Business and Arts Academy as a teacher of English language for specific purposes since 2012. In February 2022, she successfully defended her PhD thesis at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Pristina with temporary seat in Kosovska Mitrovica. Her fields of scientific interest are: English linguistics, English language for specific purposes, methods of teaching and learning foreign languages, gender sensitive language, business communications, discourse analysis. Tamara participated in a number of scientific and professional conferences and published papers in relevant academic journals and collections of papers, as well as three textbooks and a collection of tests.




Author: Ana Kazanegra-Velickovic

About the author: Ana Kazanegra-Velickovic is a teacher of English language for specific purposes at Belgrade Business and Arts Academy of Applied Studies. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Pristina with temporary seat in Kosovska Mitrovica. In 2019, she was appointed as Head of Department for Foreign Languages at Belgrade Business and Arts Academy and she still occupies that position. Her research interests are: English linguistics, English language for specific purposes, methods of teaching and learning foreign languages, language competence in learning English, discourse analysis.                  




Author: Neda Nikolic

About the author: Neda Nikolic is a French and English language and literature professor who is employed at Belgrade Business and Arts Academy as an international cooperation assistant encompassing all high education institutions since 2019. After having completed her Master studies in teaching methodology with highest grades at the University of Nis, she proceeded to PhD studies in the same field at the same university. Her field of interest is different methods in teaching, with an emphasis on teaching and learning foreign languages trough game activities in class, and how game activities motivate teenage students to learn foreign languages.                  


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Citation (APA style): Stefanovic, T., Kazanegra-Velickovic, A., & Nikolic, N. (2022). Language Competences amidst Corporatization, Digital Technologies, and Learning English for Specific Purposes. Studies in Linguistics, Culture, and FLT, 10(1), 62-81.




Abstract: This paper looks at the tripartite problematic perspective in current English for Specific Purposes educational practices in order to direct educational practices toward the progressive approaches and improvement in the area of language competences. One aspect of the thematic framework concerns the problem of the varieties of English in the light of the question of the norm. The other is related to the problem of corporatization of education. The third perspective focuses on digital technologies in a globalized world, as well as their role in and impact on education. The empirical part of the research was conducted in the form of a survey in which students answered questions about these thematic clusters. The research indicated the justifiability of the conceptual framework of the paper. It also revealed the angles from which the initial concerns could be questioned. The insights may open up an avenue for future tendencies in the syllabus design and classroom activities within English for Specific Purposes. Based on them, the authors recommend a balanced approach to nonstandard variants of English in ESP; an awareness and application of the benefits of both technology and in-person, face-to-face communication; a motivation for learning English that transcends sheer concern for profit.

Key words: language competences, ESP, education, technology, corporatization



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