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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
Pamela Dzunu, Independent Consultant, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT
Jennifer Roberts, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
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WERE MISCOMMUNICATIONS TO BLAME FOR PLANE CRASH?
Hamid Reza Moeiniasl, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Can we deploy assessment for the purpose of learning? If yes, how? The solution is Dynamic Assessment (DA) which is a method of assessment that uses a “test-teach-retest” model with integrating assessment and instruction in one single activity. Can its potentials be leveraged for diagnosing learners’ strengths and weakness for remedial instruction in ESP courses? What is intriguing about DA is that its technology-assisted format can provide immediate multiple-try feedback with hints of varying degrees of explicitness. Read More

ENGLISH FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT AT A UNIVERSITY IN TURKEY
Heather Austin, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey

The evolution of the ENG 410 English for Career Development ESP course at a Turkish university is discussed from its beginning to its present and potential future. Research was conducted with nearly 350 students to learn their perspectives on the usefulness of the course, and results were immensely positive. Read More

ESP PROJECT LEADER PROFILE: ALAN ORR
Kevin Knight, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan

The 56th ESP Project Leader Profile features Alan Orr, Instructor and Associate Program Coordinator for Aviation English at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). In the TESOL ESPIS, Alan is a member of the Steering Board and was appointed to position of Secretary/Archivist. In his profile, he talks about creating a yearlong, completely new, online course in the new Aviation English department in ERAU. Read More

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