The use of ESP, MOOCs and the occupational world in the field of system engineering

  • Cecilia Elizabeth Dahik Solis Universidad Técnica de Babahoyo
  • María Isabel Gonzáles Valero Universidad Técnica de Babahoyo
  • Juan Oswaldo Ortiz Campi Universidad Técnica de Babahoyo
  • Wilfrido Hernán Gaibor Zambrano Universidad Técnica de Babahoyo


The development of English communicative skills has become in one of the most critical requirements in the system engineering learners, for its competitive occupational market.  It has affected countries which their native language is not English. Thus, they have seen the need to provide the learners English for specific purposes to get foreign languages skills in a specific domain.   Engineering education is much more complicated than the other careers because it is technical, that's why students need to enhance their Professional English skills due to the fact their training involves the use of English continuously such as in the building of software, electrical device, online applications and so on.  A new e-learning approach named MOOCs has disseminated the Higher Education context, due to the fact they enable the enrollment of a mass of learners in open online courses. Regarding the findings in this research for learning ESP efficient, the use of MOOCs would empower the development of communicative skills around the world. Also, the critical issue to use a MOOC is that engineering content is part of MOOCs, as well as any other educational tools in the technological worldwide.  In methodological aspects, both ESP and MOOCs focus on Content-based instructions and Communicative Language Teaching with the assistance of task-based activities and network-based through authentic resources. As CBI and CLT base on the acquisition of a foreign language while the students are learning the content and style of a specific subject. However, this massive open online course is a luxurious investment.


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