The Effects of Using Process Genre Approach on Writing Skill Development in ESP Classes: A case of Business Students

Document Type : Original Article


Department of English Language and Literature, Islamic Azad University, Urmia Branch, Urmia, Iran


This study investigated the effectiveness of the Process-Genre Approach (PGA) in enhancing the writing skills of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) students in Iran, specifically focusing on business letter writing. The traditional product-based approach to teaching writing has proven to be ineffective, prompting the exploration of alternative approaches. In order to conduct the study from Azad University, Urmia branch, the researcher asked 80 male and female sophomore ESP business students to take part in the study. Results of the analysis of one-way and two-way ANOVA showed that process genre approach had positive effects on writing skill development among male and female ESP business students. Moreover, no significant difference was observed between writing skill development of ESP business students across genders.