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New Roles for ESP Lecturers: The Challenges of Training Professional Researchers in Romanian Higher Education

New Roles for ESP Lecturers: The Challenges of Training Professional Researchers in Romanian Higher Education
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Author(s): Mirela Bardi (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania) and Laura-Mihaela Muresan (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 26
Source title: Beyond Language Learning Instruction: Transformative Supports for Emergent Bilinguals and Educators
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Alina Slapac (University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA) and Sarah A. Coppersmith (University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1962-2.ch008

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Abstract

The pressure on multilingual scholars to disseminate research outcomes through the medium of English has generated the need for programs which prepare them to perform at internationally accepted standards. The task of helping researchers refine their academic literacies entails new responsibilities for language professionals in university departments. This chapter will explore the new roles taken on by English for Specific Purposes (ESP) professionals in Romania within the framework of an MA program designed to enhance communication and research competences of faculty in economics and business. The methodological approach adopted in this study comprises narratives and field notes provided by ESP professionals involved in setting up and delivering the MA program. The findings suggest that responding to the needs of a demanding teaching situation and engaging in interdisciplinary interactions provide both challenges and professional development opportunities for language teaching academics.

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