The Concordance between EFL Learners’ Linguistic Sequential Development and the Curricula of Formal and Informal Learning Settings: An Analytical Study

  •  Jalal Albaqshi    


This research explores the sequence of content in ESP curricula to our learners’ linguistic development and to authentic situations. This study has been conducted in Alahsa College of Technology, Saudi Arabia. Methodology used was an analysis of an ESP textbook in corpus-based approach and matching the units of the textbook to students' needs analysis of observed real life situation in a car workshop. Results show that the content of the textbook, to some extent, meet the course objectives and students' needs in technical terms with some shortage in expanding the activities to be a functional simulation of an authentic environment regarding conversational and written skills.

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