Afsane Askari


This study reviews the critical article titled ‘The Role of Content-based Texts to Motivate Students’ by Khoshsima and Rostami Abusaeedi. They investigated the appropriateness of materials that are employed in Iranian ESP classrooms. Khoshsima and Rostami Abusaeedi conclude that novel content-based texts can effectively motivate students and improve their English proficiency. They add that a close cooperation between ESP and content lecturer is necessary to find the best and the most up-to-dated materials in the content area. In this review, it is emphasized that still a lot of research is needed to improve the quality of ESP courses in countries such as Iran. These studies must be conducted in a way that the most reliable data can be obtained. Such data can help ESP course developers to make effective changes in the current courses and improve the efficiency of materials that are being employed.


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