As mentioned by Dan Douglas (2000), "over the years since its beginings, specific purpose language testing has been criticized on a number of grounds: ... is just general purpose language proficiency with technical vocabulary thrown in" and there is no real theoretical justification for this subject.
These comments are not confined to specific countries, rather a comment often heard in academic circles and in undergraduate seminars. Based on the way,occupational and academic English is being taught in your environment, what are your comments on the matter. What do you see as lacking in our ESP courses?
a)Post your comments on that matter or
b) Look for an article that is related to this weeks' discussion and write a brief reflection on it. Try to relate it to the Malaysian Undergraduates language learning dilemma.