Caravaggio: A design for an interdisciplinary content-based EAP/ESP unit

Michal Kirschner*, Carol Wexler

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This paper presents a detailed design for a content-based unit, the focus of which is the film Caravaggio (1986) by British director Derek Jarman. The unit also includes readings in art history and film and is part of a specialized EAP /ESP reading comprehension course for first-year students majoring in art history and in a multi-disciplinary arts program at Tel Aviv University, Israel. The paper includes the practical and theoretical rationale for selecting and sequencing the materials and the tasks which require students to integrate and synthesize the various texts. The paper addresses various theoretical and pedagogical concerns faced by course designers and classroom instructors in an EFL context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-183
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of English for Academic Purposes
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002


  • Content-based instruction (CBI)
  • EAP/ESP reading course design
  • Film in EFL courses


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