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Following the success of the 1st ESP in Asia Conference held at Chongqing University, China, in October 2009, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd ESP in Asia Conference will be held at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, from 11th to 13th November 2010. The theme of the conference is ‘Engaging Ecologies, Engaging Empowerment.’ As ESP grows in Asia, it needs to evolve practices that engage the ecologies in which it operates. Such ecologies include, on the one hand, sociolinguistic realities such as multilingualism and variation in global English(es), and, on the other hand, variable professional and academic cultures and practices in Asia. The conference theme seeks to capture the notion that through engaging these ecologies, ESP may engage more empowering paradigms, both for individuals and for institutions. We invite papers on all aspects of ESP from researchers, teachers, training consultants and industry professionals. In line with the theme, we would particularly encourage papers on the following: • English in specialized domains in ESL/EFL contexts. • English in the professions in multilingual & multicultural contexts. • ESP/EAP within a World Englishes paradigm. • Sociolinguistics of work. • Pedagogical innovations in ESP/EAP. • The Asian context: challenges and rewards. • EAP within academics, for academics, and by academics. • Identity and ELT. Abstracts should be under 300 words, including references. Please DO NOT include your name or affiliation on the abstract file! You can now view our webpage, at

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Meeting Location:
University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Contact Information:
Derek Irwin

Meeting Dates:
The ESP in Asia will be held from 11-Nov-2010 to 13-Nov-2010.

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 15-Mar-2010 until 14-Sep-2010.

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