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Full Title: Mapping ESP Frontiers: Bridging Teaching, Research and Practice

      
Location: Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Start Date: 13-Dec-2012 - 16-Dec-2012
Contact: Alex Ng
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Mapping ESP Frontiers: Bridging Teaching, Research and Practice
1st International Conference of the Chinese Association for ESP & 4th International Conference on ESP in Asia

Following the success of the 1st Asian ESP Conference held at Chongqing University in October 2009, the 2nd ESP in Asia Conference at University of Nottingham Ningbo China in October 2010, and the 3rd International Conference on ESP in Asia Xi’an Jiaotong University in October 2011, we are very pleased to announce that the 4th International Conference on ESP in Asia, in conjunction with the 1st International Conference of the Chinese Association for ESP, will be held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, on 13-16 December 2012. The theme of the conference is ‘Mapping ESP Frontiers: Bridging Teaching, Research and Practice’.

Aims of the Conferences:

1) To bring together scholars, researchers and practitioners in English for Specific Purposes in China and other parts of the world to contribute to a stimulating and dynamic exchange of ideas in ESP research, practice, training and assessment
2) To promote interaction among conference participants so as to expand research networks and communication in different ESP settings
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 23.1763


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