Monika Kusiak-Pisowacka

Jagiellonian University in Kraków, POLAND;


Bibliographic citation: (ISSN 2657-9774) Educational Role of Language Journal.  Volume 2022-2(8). LINGUISTIC CONTEXTS AND DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION, pp. 141-143



This is a review of Teaching and researching English for Specific Purposes by Elżbieta Lesiak-Bielawska published in 2018 by Księgarnia Akademicka in Kraków.  Elżbieta Lesiak-Bielawska holds a PhD degree in linguistics and works in Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, where she conducts English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses for music students and future doctors.  Her research interests focus on  foreign language learning and teaching, in particular investigating individual differences, blended instruction and the specificity of teaching ESP, the issue that she pursues in the book reviewed here.

The publication is directed to foreign language teachers. Its main goal is to present an overview of theoretical perspectives and empirical studies that have influenced the development of ESP teaching practices. It is crucial to emphasize that teaching languages for specific purposes, with priority given to English, seems particularly important nowadays; a dominant position of English in a globalized world of academia and business makes this kind of language instruction extremely useful. In relation to the ERL framework, the book addresses (…)


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