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LEADERSHIP UPDATE
From Exploring for Excellence to Making Headways toward Harmony: A Letter from the Chair
Najma Janjua, Ph.D., ESP-IS Chair
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ESP: SPANNING THE WORLD AS NEVER BEFORE
David Kertzner, ProActive English and Robert Connor, Ph.D., Tulane University
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ESP DEVELOPMENT IN TAIWAN: AN OVERVIEW
Yinghuei Chen, Ph.D., Deputy Dean, the International College, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan

Dr. Yinghuei Chen addresses the rapid rise of ESP in Taiwan through five lenses: curriculum design, ESP practitioners versus subject specialists, textbook production, teacher training, and professional organizations. As the ESP landscape evolves, Taiwanese leaders in academia are developing innovative programming solutions, resolving conflicts, and strengthening communities of practice. Read More

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A VIEW FROM GERMANY
Evan Frendo, freelance business English trainer, teacher trainer, and author, Berlin, Germany

Evan Frendo finds a common vocabulary, whether between subject specialists and language teachers or between theorists and practitioners. Drawing boundaries around terms and needs is an evolving process affected by culture, the market, and even publishers. Read More

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ESP TRENDS IN THE UNITED STATES: CERTIFYING WORKPLACE SKILLS
Kristin Ekkens, Executive Director, National CRC Advocates

Kristen Ekkens discusses the implications of a shortage of skilled workers in the American economy and the barriers they face. She considers the role of ESP trainers in this crisis and notes two trends related to workforce preparation: certification programs and an online tool supporting needs analysis for curriculum developers. Read More

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REFLECTIONS FROM CANADA
Catherine F. Schryer, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada

Catherine Schryer compares the writing studies of L1 speakers to that of L2 speakers. L1 speakers are commonly taught in general composition courses and in specialized healthcare and business communication courses, such as technical communication. These courses often emphasize the changing nature of the texts and their interrelations, something that could benefit ESP. Read More

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ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES IN TURKEY
Dr. Feyza Doyran, Assistant Professor, Chair, Department of Educational Sciences Bahçeşehir University, Turkey

The importance of English as a foreign language and as lingua franca has grown rapidly in the world. Likewise, in Turkey there is a huge demand for teaching and learning the language as it is recognized to be the most common language of communication with people from different nations of the world. Read More

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