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Key dates

Abstract Submission Opens
5 May 2017
End of Abstract Submission
30 June 2017
Registration Opens
1 July 2017
End of Early Bird Registration
30 August 2017

Call for Papers

Conference Theme: Innovating ESP, Bridging Asia

Conference Time: 27-29 October 2017

Conference Venue: Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China

Conference Working Language: English



Conference Goals:

· To innovate the theory, practice and methodology for ESP research among Asian countries and areas;

· To promote communication and enhance cooperation on ESP research and pedagogy across cultures;

· To provide ESP scholars, educators and practitioners with opportunities to interact, network and benefit from each other's research and expertise in an age of increasing globalization and digitalization.



Topic Areas:

1. Curriculum and course design

2. Materials design and writing

3. Teaching and learning approaches and methods

4. Innovations in research and instruction

5. Teacher development

6. Testing, assessment and evaluation

7. English teaching and research for general and specific academic and occupational purposes in the domains of EST, EBP, ELP, EMP, etc.

8. Intercultural communication in ESP contexts

9. Corpus Linguistics and Data-Driven Instruction (DDI) for ESP

10. Educational technology, e.g. Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), e-learning

11. English as a medium of instruction (EMI)

12. Other ESP related topics



Guidelines for Submissions:

Abstracts, panel, workshop or classroom instruction proposals may be accepted.

· Abstract, 200-400 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.

· Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All panel proposals should provide a 300-word rationale and a 100-200 word abstract of each panelist's paper, including affiliation and email address for each panelist.

· Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted. Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length, single-spaced. A workshop application should have a title for all the papers included and a holistic abstract which represents all papers in the workshop while all papers should have an individual title. The conference Organization Committee reserves the right to group or suggest grouping of the papers that share a common topic.

· Classroom instruction proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted. Proposals should be 200-400 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.


Deadline: 20 June 2017

Conference Enquiry: asiaesp@163.com