4th ESP Conference

“Mediating Specialized Knowledge: Current approaches in ESP research and practice”

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED),

Madrid, Spain
21-22 May 2020

Plenary Speakers

Dr Jim McKinley, University College of London, UK

         The importance of ESP in English medium instruction in higher education”

Dr Huang Jian, Central University of Finance and Economics, China

        “A Case Probe into the Process of an Established NNS Computer Scientist Preparing for English Academic Presentation”

Dra. Elena Bárcena Madera, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

        The changing face of English language teaching in the modern technological society”

International ESP Teachers’ Association (IESPTA) invites proposals for the 4th international ESP conference that will be held on May 21-22, 2020, at National Distance Educational University (UNED), in Spain. This conference is devoted to highlighting contributions in ESP through a call to embrace researchers worldwide as world citizens who are interested in ESP.

The conference theme is “Mediating Specialized Knowledge: Current approaches in ESP research and practice”. This conference is expected to foster interdisciplinary studies to foster ESP in an engaging milieu and make connections among ESP researchers. We look forward to receiving your abstracts and welcoming you according to your research interests, including but not limited to:

  • Curriculum development and evaluation
  • Emerging digital technologies in language learning and teaching
  • Teaching and testing techniques
  • Assessment challenges
  • Teacher education and development
  • Materials development in teaching ESP
  • Second language acquisition in specialized contexts
  • Needs assessment and new approaches to needs analysis
  • Discourse analysis
  • Descriptions of specialized varieties of English
  • Educational policies and language learning and teaching
  • Migration and language learning and teaching
  • Future dimensions in English language learning and teaching
  • Reading and academic writing
  • Methods of teaching ESP translation: course organization, preparation of materials, assessment
  • Terminological problems in specialised translation/interpreting
  • ESP across Disciplines
  • ESP and Education Policies
  • New Developments in Syllabus Design
  • Digital World and ESP
  • Corpus in ESP
  • ESP in English Medium Instruction (EMI)
  • Integrating Content and Language in ESP
  • Future dimensions of ESP
  • ESP at workplace

CFPESP20  call for papers

*** Deadline for abstract submission is 29 November 2019!

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