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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
Kevin Knight, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan & Ismaeil Fazel, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Esther Perez Apple, Perez Apple & Company, Miami, Florida, USA
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Marvin D. Hoffland, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Klagenfurt, Austria
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INTEGRATING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES, CRITICAL THINKING, AND BUSINESS WRITING FOR MAINSTREAMED EAL STUDENTS
Valia Spiliotopoulos, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

How can ESP professionals support English as an additional language (EAL) students who are mainstreamed into discipline-specific courses? How can these students benefit from ongoing, developmental support that integrates not only language skills and content, but advanced critical thinking skills? This article highlights a pedagogical innovation aimed to address EAL students’ needs alongside their non-English-language-learning peers within a traditional university business program. Read More

TEACHING THE PRAGMATICS OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ESP PRACTITIONERS
Ismaeil Fazel, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

What are the best practices in teaching the pragmatics of online communication? More broadly, how can we, ESP practitioners, best prepare professionals and academics to communicate effectively and sensibly in the digital terrain? Read More

MAKE THE LEAP FROM FEAR TO CONFIDENCE: DESIGNING IMPACTFUL TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR INDIA
Tarana Patel, LearnEd, Los Angeles, California, USA

Learn how one ESP practitioner is trying to create more impactful training programs for the workforce in India with an ESP mindset, a sociolinguistic outlook, and cell phones. Read More

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