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This research work is to investigate the status of English for specific purposes (ESP) course with first-year Master students of Economics in their development of ESP speaking skills and to study the factors that hinder students’ success. Data were obtained through classroom observation. This research tool allowed to analyse students’ difficulties in the area of speaking. The results revealed that students need to be exposed more to speaking and since teachers of English are not ESP teachers, they need to collaborate more with subject specialists and proceed to needs analysis as far as the learners are concerned. Hence, some recommendations and tips are provided so as to boost the students’ learning process.
Keywords: Collaboration, English for specific purposes, language teachers, needs analysis, subject specialists.
Key words: collaboration; ESP; language teachers ; needs analysis, subject specialists
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