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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Kevin Knight, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Marvin D. Hoffland, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Klagenfurt, Austria
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT
Ismaeil Fazel, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
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ARTICLES
TEACHING ENGLISH FOR EMPLOYABILITY
Joan Bartel, Humber College Institute for Technology & Advanced Learning, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

An ESL writing teacher once sighed, “My students only want to learn how to get a job.” Joan Bartel reacted with, “What a great opportunity to teach people what they want to know!” Here, Bartel discusses transitioning from ESL into English for Employability and shares insights from the career counseling field. Read More

THE TRANSITION TO ESP: LESSONS (BEING) LEARNED
Tyler Heath & Jena Lynch, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, future pilots, air traffic controllers, aviation maintenance specialists, engineers, and astronauts earn specialized degrees they will use to work internationally with English as the lingua franca. In this article, two instructors at different stages of transition from English for academic purposes orientations to English for specific purposes will describe the successes and pitfalls of transitioning. Read More

TRANSITIONING FROM ELT TO ESP: REFLECTIONS FROM TWO TEACHERS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gareth Williams & Sarah Kelly, EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy, Al Ain, UAE

This article presents perspectives from two English for specific purposes (ESP) teachers who provide language training to helicopter pilots in the United Arab Emirates. The first half of the article describes various considerations that arise from a theoretical standpoint and the experience of the authors. The second half of the article provides insight into the personal perspective of one language teacher as she transitioned into ESP. Read More

BOOK REVIEW: "HOW TO WRITE EFFECTIVE BUSINESS ENGLISH" (2ND ED.), BY FIONA TALBOT
Paula Schaefer, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA

In the first book of a three-part series, Fiona Talbot provides a succinct yet comprehensive guide for first- and second-language writers of business English. This review discusses recommendations for this handbook as supplemental material in business writing education. Read More

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