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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

Kevin Knight, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan
Esther Perez Apple
, Perez Apple & Company, Miami, Florida, USA

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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR

Ismaeil Fazel, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT

Tarana Patel, LearnEd, Los Angeles, California, USA

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ARTICLES
NEEDS ANALYSIS AND LANGUAGE LEARNER IDENTITY

Esther Perez Apple, Perez Apple & Company, Miami, Florida, USA

This article argues that a needs analysis should include a comprehensive view of the learners’ current goals as well as the target skills needed to achieve those goals. From this perspective, English language communication is viewed as a tool which learners use to (re)shape their identities and influence how they are perceived by others. Read More
CORPUS LINGUISTICS AND ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES: FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE

Shelley Staples, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

This article discusses the use of corpus linguistics in English for specific purposes for needs analysis, materials development, and assessment, particularly focusing on the role of learner corpora (texts/dialogues from course participants or those similar to the course participants). It provides examples based on English for nursing and first-year composition contexts. Read More

ESP PROJECT LEADER PROFILE: CAROLINE HYDE-SIMON

Kevin Knight, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan

The 53rd ESP Project Leader Profile and the third to be published in ESP News features Caroline Hyde-Simon in Switzerland. Caroline teaches EAP and ESP in the life sciences, and she is Joint Coordinator of the IATEFL ESP SIG. In her interview responses, she describes a curriculum reform project, comprising course revisions in the direction of English for specific academic purposes (ESAP). Read More
BOOK REVIEW
BOOK REVIEW: "GENRE AND GRADUATE-LEVEL RESEARCH WRITING" BY AN CHENG

Amina Kassim, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA

An Cheng’s Genre and Graduate-Level Research Writing addresses the needs of novice writing teachers who are charged with teaching graduate-level research writing. It explores genre-based theories and practices on research writing by providing a thorough analysis of instructional materials and techniques for teaching genre-based research writing to both first and second language English speakers. Read More

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