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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Kevin Knight, Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), 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
ESP/EAP ASSESSMENT AS A PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICE: THE AID MODEL
Shahid Abrar-ul-Hassan, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
ESP/EAP assessment is an area that requires research-informed practices that reflect the essence of the ESP approach. The AID model optimizes assessment by integrating it into a pedagogical practice. Read More
APPLYING ESP PRINCIPLES TO IRAQI STEM COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
Ethel Swartley, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
A training program for university STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) faculty in Iraq focused on English for specific purposes and content-and-language integrated learning approaches for teaching language when English is the medium of instruction. Faculty learned to analyze the needs of stakeholders and students and to integrate both language and content objectives in STEM courses. Read More
A PILOT ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES COURSE FOR PROFESSORS AND RESEARCHERS
Michael Ennis, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Most academics learn how to write research articles informally and implicitly through exposure in academia. This experience with a pilot English for Academic Purposes course suggests that drawing attention to linguistic features can greatly improve the writing of both early career and experienced researchers. Read More
ESP PROJECT LEADER PROFILE: ALAN SIMPSON
Kevin Knight, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan
The 51st ESP Project Leader Profile and the first to be published in ESP News features Alan Simpson in Japan. (Fifty profiles were published on the TESOL Blog, with the 50th profile being published in December 2018.) Alan has acquired expertise in engineering, ESP, and leadership (in a TESOL International Association Affiliate in Japan). In his interview responses, he focuses on professional communication in an international teleconference involving Japanese and Chinese participants. Read More
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ANNOUNCEMENT: DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER DAN DOUGLAS
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