Ahmet Dursun, Director of Office of Language Assessment at University of Chicago, has published an article in this year’s edition of the Global Business Languages Journal.

Dursun’s article discusses the importance of domain analysis as a research framework for measuring Language for Specific Purposes’ (LSP) success in creating positive outcomes for students in developing specific knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to function in a professional real-world environment.

LSP pedagogy, according to Dursun, can help combat the low language course enrollment plaguing US institutions, but only if its goals and desired outcomes are clearly and well-defined.  

This is not Dursun’s first publication, with articles published in the CALICO Journal, Assessing Writing, and the ETS Research Report Series.

Global Business Languages is a journal sponsored by George Washington University that covers a variety of related interdisciplinary subfields within Language for Specific Purposes, such as language for the arts, law, healthcare, and engineering among others. 

Embracing a broad definition of business, GBL publishes virtually once a year and includes articles that are theoretically framed or empirically driven, and that offer new perspectives, and/or refine or challenge current practices in LSP.

You can read the article in full here, along with the rest of the 2023 volume of GBL.