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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.