English through art and design

If you want to take your design ideas to the global market you need to speak the language of art and design.

ESP Art & Design offer courses and individual lessons specially designed and sourced for students in the creative industries. Taking one of theses courses you don't just learn and improve your English you also learn about art and design and improve your creative skills.

Courses and individual lessons are set at three (3) levels: beginer; intermediate and advanced.

Test a free lesson here to discover your level, view examples of student work here, then sign up for more lessons or a complete course.


English through Art [Level 1] Course Outline

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ESP Art&Design Sample Lesson
ESP Art&Design Sample Lesson Classical G
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The following paper is dedicated to English for Art and Design Students and takes a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach

Most of the papers to be found on this page have been presented at various conferences within Asia.  Some have gained further publication while others have given rise to some concern within the generic English Language Teaching field, due to their unabashed criticism of the field's conservative approach to teaching and what has been termed "Territorial Skirmishes."

The ESL profession has been shown to be deeply conservative in regard to the inclusion of content teachers operating within their field. It would seem that their exists a fear of cross disciplinary engagement. This writer feels that this is unwarranted and not conducive to the development of improved teaching practices. Furthermore this has resulted in a number of obstructions placed in the way of CLIL approaches to teaching.


In order to gain a further understanding of the CLIL approach to teaching this page will also provide links to the writing of experts and practioners in the field.

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