Irina Gvelesiani

Teaching ESP – New Strategies and Approaches

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Volume VII 2023, No 1, Pages: 25-39
Irina Gvelesiani, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia, email address:

Abstract: The 21st century has become the epoch of the increasingly interconnected world that has faced the social integration caused by the migration, regional conflicts or natural disasters. As a result of the latter, different minority groups settled in new countries and made attempts at being incorporated into a mainstream society. The process of integration necessitated a rapid assimilation via giving newcomers the possibility of living and getting an education. As a result, many groups of multilingual learners appeared throughout the world.
The paper deals with the innovative approaches to teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) via translation, heteroglossia, translanguaging as well as code-switching. It is based on eight years’ experience gained at the Department of English Philology at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU). The methodology is oriented to the multiethnic groups of students and considers the modern approaches to teaching the vocabulary, grammar and translation. The accent is put on the acquisition of the specialized terminology via labelling, plying between terminological units as well as corpus-based analysis.

Keywords: acquisition, ESP, language, migration, multilingual education.

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