Strategies and Approaches in Teaching Compounding and Derivation in ESP Classes


  • Esmeralda Sherko
  • Arjan Shumeli
  • Luljeta Mine


This article focuses on the emphasis put on word formation while teaching ESP. Teaching terminology makes ESP difficult not only for the students, but also for the lecturers. As the students lack the scientific approach to different topics explained to them, lecturers analyze the texts in detail, dealing with grammar, lexicology, semantics, etc. One of the key issues that ESP analyzes in detail is terminology, which is definitely explained through parsing the word into its constituents and dealing with other complex word formation techniques. The basic techniques often dealt with are compounding and derivation. However the lecturer must know the subjects considerably beyond the content s/he is expected to teach, have a strong background in the subjects related to the specialty area, and understand major concepts, assumptions, and debates that are central to the discipline they teach. Thus the role of the lecturer is to analyze texts from the linguistic viewpoint.

Keywords: ESP, compounding, derivation, linguistic competence.




How to Cite

Sherko, E., Shumeli, A., & Mine, L. (2015). Strategies and Approaches in Teaching Compounding and Derivation in ESP Classes. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 3(6), 41–45. Retrieved from



Volume 3, No.6, June, 2014

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