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Robert T. Connor, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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HOW TO INTEGRATE ESP-RELATED VIDEOS INTO AN ACADEMIC WRITING ASSIGNMENT USING MOODLE
Marvin D. Hoffland, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, FH Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria

Academic writing, videos and ESP – combined to form an in-class writing activity in Moodle, crazy idea, right? This article will show how to take ESP-related videos and create an in-class writing assignment to strengthen students’ writing abilities using the IMRD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion), IMRAD also known as TAIMRAD (Title, Abstract, IMR and D) writing format. Read More

HITTING A MOVING TARGET: BRINGING ENGLISH FOR OCCUPATIONAL PURPOSES TRAINING ONLINE
Jaclyn Gishbaugher, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

What do you do when your ultimate goal is effective learning in a digital landscape, and that ultimate goal is a moving target? This article discusses a decision-making model for creating an amazing learner experience in an EOP context. Read More

STAKEHOLDER BUY-IN IN ENGLISH FOR OCCUPATIONAL PURPOSES CONTEXTS
Anne E. Lomperis, Language Training Designs, Montgomery Village, Maryland, USA

Buy-in to EOP involves different levels within a client organization and within a country, different concepts, and even the mandate for EOP teacher training. To be effective in achieving buy-in goes beyond just a sound grasp of EOP tenets and best practices, but developing, learning from, and addressing the concerns of very wide professional networks in a market focused on economic development. Read More

VIEWING COCONSTRUCTED CONCEPTUALIZATIONS OF ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES IN MULTIPLE GENRES
Kevin Knight, Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), Chiba, Japan

How has English for specific purposes (ESP) been conceptualized over time in the ESPIS? This article considers the conceptualization of ESP (by primarily TESOL ESP Interest Section leaders) in various genres, where genre is viewed as a “means to an end.” Read More

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