International Conference on English for Specific Purposes 2017

The domain of ESP has had a strong research tradition since its inception in the 1960s. With the increasing demand for big data analyses, application of multi-media and information technology, and ESP translation and interpreting, we will use this international conference as a platform to discuss emerging (new) trends and needs for researching and teaching. We solicit works on conventional themes: the socio-discourse, the socio-culture and the socio-politics, highlighting genre-informed pedagogy, situated learning as well as critical pedagogy respectively.

Topics include, but are not limited to

(1)      ESP curriculum development and evaluation

(2)      ESP and corpus

(3)      ESP translation and interpreting

(4)      ESP technology and applications

(5)      ESP teacher training

(6)      Assessment of ESP Learner Performance

(7)      Cross-cultural communication in ESP

(8)      E-learning application and experiences

(9)      Information technology in educational research

(10)   Interaction in virtual learning environments

(11)   Corpus-based studies on translation, discourse and genre studies

Conference Theme: Perspectives in ESP: Research & Instruction

Conference Site: Waishuangxi Campus, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan

Important Dates:

Conference Dates: November 3-4, 2017

Contact Information:

Tel: +886-2-2881-9471 ext. 6486

Fax: +886-2-2881-7609

Willis Weishan Liao, Secretary

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