The concept of genre has an important role in the teaching and learning of languages for professional and academic purposes. A genre-based methodology is aimed at helping students master the genres used by a specific discourse community, and therefore starts from the analysis of the situation where communication takes place. Individual texts are presented as instances of a prototypical genre, which is a relatively conventionalised response to a particular communicative situation. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the usefulness of the concept of genre in the teaching of English for Specific Purposes, and to show how the concept of genre colony can be used to organise the syllabus of an English for Engineering course
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