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Call for Papers: 2nd International Conference Teaching English for Specific Purposes
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Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, invites proposals from ESP and IT theoreticians, practitioners, diverse educators, scholars, academic publishers, publishers as well as ESP and IT leaders worldwide, for individual papers, presentations and interactive workshops to be presented at the Second International Conference on English for Specific Purposes (ESP) “Teaching English for Specific Purposes and New Language Learning Technologies” (ESP Niš - 2015).

3/31/2015
When: 3/31/2015
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Invitation

Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, invites proposals from ESP and IT theoreticians, practitioners, diverse educators, scholars, academic publishers, publishers as well as ESP and IT leaders worldwide, for individual papers, presentations and interactive workshops to be presented at the Second International Conference on English for Specific Purposes (ESP) “Teaching English for Specific Purposes and New Language Learning Technologies” (ESP Niš - 2015).

Key note speaker and title: Prof. Milena Stanković - Languages and Information Technologies

We invite papers related, but not limited to the following research areas of ESP and New Language Learning Technologies:

  • ESP Theory
  • ESP Methodology
  • ESP Content
  • Hybrid and Online Teaching and Learning
  • Experimental Practices
  • ESP and Language Technology Centers
  • ESP Community-Based Learning
  • ESP to support international Mobility
  • CLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning
  • CALL - Computer Assisted Language Learning/TELL – Technology Assisted Language Learning
  • Learning Management Systems LMS

It is recommended that proposals should address ESP theories, ESP modes and the evolution of ESP principles. In addition to this, proposals may also concentrate on ESP methodology, different varieties of second language acquisition, ESP experimental learning practices, as well as research fields and case studies that compare the success (advantages and disadvantages) of different ESP approaches. Proposals may also address broader bodies of academic ESP research in connection with numerous ESP practices and ESP perspectives. We also welcome papers describing ESP competence, ESP content, different approaches to ESP research and studies in conjunction with information and communication technologies, ESP Language Technology Centers, ESP hybrid learning, ESP on-line learning, ESP community-based learning, ESP residential programs, ESP networking communities, etc.

It is hoped that successful and thriving proposals will undoubtedly indicate the relationship of the presentation to the core ESP conference topics. Additionally, presentations should provide an opportunity for ESP conference participants to engage with certain challenging and fundamental questions located at the intersection of ESP scholarship, ESP theory, ESP teaching practice and ESP.

Separate section will be dedicated to proposals that address the interdisciplinary nature of ESP, new learning tools and technologies, as well as ESP and information and communication technologies.

General Proposal Guidelines

Proposals, presentations, interactive workshops and posters should be in English. ESP proposals may address the ESP theory and practice, ESP scholarship, and ESP teaching and/or ESP learning of any specific discourse (e.g. electronics and electrical engineering, medical, legal, business, marketing, architecture, civil engineering, to name just a few).

All proposals need to include the following:

  • Name of the author/presenter/workshop organizer/roundtable organizer,
  • Title of paper/workshop/roundtable/poster
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Contact information (both physical and e-mail addresses should be included)
  • Title of the proposed paper/presentation/workshop/poster
  • Abstract (400 words)
  • Workshop description, poster description, panel description, round table description (500 words).

Types of Presentation

Presentations may be made in the following formats:

  • Individual Papers/Presentations (15-20 minutes): Individual papers provide an opportunity to present original contributions to the ESP research, ESP theory, and ESP practice. Submissions should demonstrate an awareness of the relevant ESP literature and/or ESP practice. In addition to this, individual papers/presentations ought to clearly indicate the relevance of the proposed topic to the ESP conference themes. Upon acceptance, individual papers will be organized into panels.
  • Interactive Workshops (35-40 minutes): Presenters spend a short amount of time on the delivery of the ESP concept from teaching methodology perspective, different concepts and types of integration with information and communication technology models, techniques and tools. Different ESP theories and/or models may be presented. We strongly recommend that interactive workshops should be devoted to straightforward, hands-on participation by the attendees. ESP workshops are organized to address an ESP topic. Workshop discussion is informal, yet interactive.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is March 31, 2015.
Proposals are to be sent to esp@elfak.rs    

Registration fee
Registration fee is 150 Euros, to be paid by March, 31st, 2015.
Registration fee includes: conference bag, refreshments, lunches, gala dinner, excursion.


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