Specialized Training Workshops for Algerian EFL Teachers: A Transformative Pathway for ESP Instruction


  • Ouafa Ouarniki Associate Professor in Didactics of teaching ESP, Ziane Achour University, Djelfa, Algeria 0009-0001-6485-7973
  • Barkat Turqui Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Analysis, Mohamed Khider University of Biskra, Algeria 0009-0005-5243-0349




This article presents a comprehensive exploration of a pioneering initiative aimed at equipping Algerian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers with the skills and strategies to become proficient practitioners in the realm of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) instruction. The study delves into the outcomes of two international online workshops, each comprising five interactive sessions, conducted via Zoom. These workshops were meticulously designed to empower educators in conducting needs analysis and crafting ESP courses that cater to learners' specific needs. The article sheds light on the structure, content, and outcomes of the workshops, highlighting the transformative impact on teaching practices. The study not only emphasizes the collaborative nature of the workshops but also underscores the significance of tailored teacher training in shaping the trajectory of ESP instruction.


ESP practitioners, teacher training, needs analysis, course design, online workshops,


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How to Cite

Ouarniki, O. and Turqui, B. (2024) “Specialized Training Workshops for Algerian EFL Teachers: A Transformative Pathway for ESP Instruction”, Academicus International Scientific Journal. Vlora, Albania, 15(29), pp. 134–156. doi: 10.7336/academicus.2024.29.08.