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FROM THE EDITORS: A SPOTLIGHT ON ESP PRESENTATIONS AT TESOL
David Kertzner, ProActive English & Robert Connor, PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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HOMING FOR HARMONY: A LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Najma Janjua, PhD, Kagawa Prefectural University of Health Sciences, Takamatsu, Japan
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FROM THE INCOMING CHAIR: AN INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
Yinghuei Chen, PhD, International College, Asia University, Taichung
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ARTICLES
USING COPYLEFT MATERIALS IN A CHALLENGING ESP ENVIRONMENT
Melanie Rockenhaus, Scuola Normale Superiore

Melanie Rockenhaus writes about her experience with Copyleft, which refers to materials freely available to all, to be used as they are or modified, providing the materials remain freely available. Read More

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TBLT MODULES PROMOTING NURSES' AUTOMATIC L2 WORKPLACE FLUENCY AND ACCURACY
Ioana Nicolae, Leif French, and Elizabeth Gatbonton

Ioana Nicolae, presenting with Leif French and Elizabeth Gatbonton, writes about their workshop in which they describe and illustrate an utterance-focused task-based language teaching methodology designed to promote automatic fluency and accuracy, featuring the language learning experience of nurses. Read More

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THE SELF-EMPLOYED TEACHER: TIPS ON STARTING AND OPERATING A BUSINESS
Blythe Musteric, Ovient, Inc.

Blythe Musteric writes about her workshop in which she will share her knowledge and experience of starting and operating a teaching/tutoring business, offering steps that any teacher can take to turn their passion into a paycheck. Read More

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INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED NURSES: DEVELOPING THEIR PRAGMATIC COMPETENCE FOR WORKPLACE SUCCESS
Julie Kerekes, PhD, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, Canada & Antonella Valeo, PhD, York University, Toronto, Canada

Dr Julie Kerekes and Dr Antonella Valeo, presenting with Lillie Lum and Pat Bradley, write about the initial phases of a project that aims to enhance the oral language proficiency and pragmatic competence of internationally educated nurses in order to facilitate their professional integration. Read More

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HARMONIZING LANGUAGE, HERITAGE, AND CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE
Najma Janjua, PhD, Kagawa Prefectural University of Health Sciences, Takamatsu, Japan

Dr Najma Janjua, along with Dr Margaret van Naerssen and Dr Mei-Ling Tsai, will be leading a discussion group that focuses on developments aimed at helping healthcare providers from different ethnic backgrounds overcome the sociolinguistic barriers they face in delivering effective and safe medical care. Najma identifies the critical issues that their discussion will address. Read More

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ESPIS HIGHLIGHTS AT TESOL
ESPIS INTERSECTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS AT TESOL 2013
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Recent Awards Won by ESPIS Community Members
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English for Specific Purposes Interest Section
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