Conference Dates: November 3-4, 2017

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

We welcome papers on (new) trends in researching and teaching of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). 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. In addition, we also need (new) teaching and research directions for all three social turns of ESP in Asian and other contexts.

Topics include, but are not limited to

ESP curriculum development and evaluation

(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

Important Dates:

  • Due date for abstract submission: July 17, 2017
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: August 31, 2017
  • Conference Dates: November 3-4, 2017