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English for Science and Technology

  1. Thomas Orr

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0382

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Orr, T. 2012. English for Science and Technology. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


English for science and technology (EST), sometimes called English for science and engineering (ESE), has two definitions.


  • English for science and engineering;
  • language teaching;
  • research methods in applied linguistics;
  • teaching methods in applied linguistics;
  • language for academic purposes;
  • language for specific purposes