The English for Specific Purposes program (ESP) at the African Development University strives to provide students with the opportunity to refine their written and verbal communication skills, to build the confidence necessary for workplace success and enable them to express themselves anywhere English is spoken in the world.
ESP is dedicated to giving students the best instruction possible with its devoted faculty using the most up-to-date instructional techniques. We believe that students need to have robust speaking opportunities in order to improve their communication skills. Therefore, classes are structured in order to maximize the time when students are actually speaking. Many students learn best through multiple methodologies. Consequently, we use visual materials (slides, handouts, videos, etc.) as well as oral methods. We also assume that students are eager to apply what they are learning, so we have a strong focus on the skills and situations they are most likely to encounter in their professional lives.