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FROM THE EDITORS
David Kertzner, ProActive English & Robert Connor, PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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GREETINGS FROM THE CHAIR
Yinghuei Chen, Dean, International College, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL IATEFL EXCHANGE
Kristin Ekkens, President/CEO, C3 Consulting LLC, Michigan, USA

Kristin Ekkens, TESOL ESPIS chair-elect, reports on the second annual conference exchange between the IATEFL and TESOL ESP interest groups. She summarizes the ESP and BESIG 2013 IATEFL Conference events and reflects on ways to strengthen the collaboration. Read More

EAS REPRESENTATIVE: AN INTRODUCTION
Kagnarith Chea , Australian Centre for Education, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Kagnarith Chea, our new EAS representative, introduces himself to the ESPIS and updates us on what is going on in Cambodia. Read More

ARTICLES
EMPOWERING GLOBAL COMPETENCE OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS IN THE 21st CENTURY
Mei-Ling Tsai, PhD, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

The changes in both teaching pedagogies and student attitudes in English for medical purposes (EMP) classes provide an important bridge to transform medical education and prepare the health professions for future needs. Read More

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THE SOUND BITES BETWEEN: A TESOL CONVENTION REFLECTION
Jaclyn J. Gishbaugher, US DoS English Language Fellow, Jakarta, Indonesia
Experience the 2013 TESOL convention through the eyes and ears of new-comers EL Fellow Jackie Gishbaugher and Indonesian Police woman/English Instructor Elisa Ika Yuniawati. Though prepared to be overwhelmed, they left Dallas with a sense of restoration, bolstered by like-minded teachers, uplifting anecdotes, and the spirit of sharing.
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MAKING A TRANSITION IN LANGUAGE TEACHING
Sergio Lozano, MD, Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez University Hospital, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico

Transitioning to teaching scientific publication can be a difficult task. This article describes some tips for instructors and students along with future plans for providing knowledge and orientation to scientific writers. Read More

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10 Effective Interactive Teaching Techniques for Developing Oral English for Medical Purposes
Susan Olmstead-Wang Adjunct Instructor, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

While assisting a Chinese-language medical university transition to English as a medium of instruction and at a major U.S. university, the author employed 10 interactive teaching techniques to develop oral skills that international physicians need when working with patients and colleagues in English-speaking environments and at medical conferences. Read More

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BOOK REVIEW: ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURISM
John C. Zinck, Walailak University, Thailand

Pearson Education's new edition of English for International Tourism aims to help nonnative speakers of English succeed in the tourism industry. This review opines on whether or not this textbook might be a good choice for instructors and learners. Read More

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PHOTO CONTEST
Show Us ESP! A Photo Contest for ESPers Worldwide
Kevin Knight, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
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AWARDS WON BY ESP-IS COMMUNITY MEMBERS
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ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY
2013-2014 ESPIS Steering Board Members
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ESPIS Open Meeting at TESOL 2013
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