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Time: 9:00-10:30 Keynote Speaker

The Role and Identity of English Language Teachers
Prof Somali Gupta, C.L.C. Govt. Arts & Commerce College, Dhamdha, Dist.Durg.
(Chhattisgarh) India
This talk will deal with the challenges faced by English language teachers who teach English as second language.
The role of an English language teacher is highly demanding and complex. Every decade, various theorists develop
new theories of teaching English as a second language. While each theory has its own merits and limitations, they
all focus on the students. The teacher who are expected to play the multiple roles of facilitator, instructor, guide,
often give in to the role pressure. How do the language teachers, who deal with high expectations of their
institutions, peers, parents and the students they teach, integrate their role as a teacher into their Self and
maintain their effectiveness? In the chain of learning, how does the teacher position herself? The talk will delve
into these aspects and more.


Time: 11:00-11:30

Assessment Issues in ESP-based College English Program Reform in China's Tertiary

Educational Institutions: A Case Study of CUFE

Wenjie Shi, Central University of Finance and Economics, China

Over the past decade, a new wave of College English Program reform has generated widespread concern,
featured by Content-Based Instruction (CBI) and English for Specific Purpose (ESP) to meet extended and
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diversified learning needs and expectations from university students who are enrolled in top or key universities
in China. To address the issues, The Central University of Finance and Economics launched the project ESP-
based College English Program for Universities of Finance and Economics. The project designed a new College
English Program that are based students learning needs, teachers teaching expertise, and prospective employers
expectations to the graduates language proficiency, which is expected to meet the learners diversified needs
and give more specific business and finance related instruction. However, the new program created fresh issues
in assessment and outcome of the ESP-based courses.

Time: 11:30-12:00

The Role of Motivation in Teaching Speaking in ESP: A Case Study of a Lebanese Private

Wassim AL Bekai, University of Balamand, Lebanon

In learning any language, speaking plays an essential part in language acquisition. This has been a problematic issue
as language teachers aspire to improve students communicative skills through the use of different techniques
such as role play, discussions, simulations among others or by improving students vocabulary and pronunciation.
The study sheds light on the importance of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in teaching speaking in an English
speaking class where English is taught as a foreign language for specific purposes such as business English, aviation
English training among others. The importance of developing speaking skills in these specific situations has a great
impact on students academic, social and professional development. Our study will investigate The American
University of Beirut (AUB) 200 diverse participants from different majors and who are divided between
sophomore, junior and senior students on the one hand and the students major and gender on the other. The
reason behind this division is to test both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and which group is more motivated.
SPSS statistical analyses show a variation in the results between the two groups and this is due to a variety of

Time: 12:00-12:30

Navigating the Digital Media Labyrinth to increase ESP lecturers credibility

Dimitros Boglou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

As an English for Specific Purpose (ESP) instructor in a tertiary education environment, you often face scrutiny
concerning your academic capabilities and credibility by students and/or fellow academics when assigned to teach
their specialized content field. The permeation of a plethora of digital media tools and platforms in educational
institutions around the world have allowed ESP instructors to research and discover various aspects and
information about the specialized content they are assigned to teach. Furthermore, by harnessing this specialized
content related information from various digital media outlets, ESP instructors can adequately prepare
themselves and deliver the course by using various digital media tools and platforms, which in return could
contribute to the ESP instructors credibility. However, the utilization of random or inadequate e-tools in an ESP
course does not necessarily translate into success or the establishment of credibility and acceptance of an ESP
instructor as an equal amongst the other academics of the department or in the eyes of the students.
Furthermore, the utilization of unpopular e-tools or the lack of knowledge how to properly utilize certain digital
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tools in an ESP classroom could add to the scrutiny that ESP lecturers already face in their universities and hurt
their credibility even more. Problematized by this development, I chose to combine various digital media tools
in my advanced ESP finance course as I was challenged to teach an ESP course to senior Finance students. This
paper reflects my personal experience in navigating through the digital media labyrinth in order to find the
appropriate digital media tools to design, prepare and teach the course.


Time: 1:30-2:00
An MA Student of Law Writing for International Publication --A case study from the
behavioral ecological perspective
Chunyan Shao, Shandong University/Harvard University, China/USA
Studies on writing for publication dates as far back as the contrastive study of news report and academic writing
by Goodell (1918). So far, studies have revealed the textual features of the papers, the cognitive-psychological
processes of the authors, and the social, political or cultural influence on the publication. However, there are
few detailed studies on the influence of the supervisor-student relationship on the publication of the students in
international journals.

Situated with the argument that in the global context, academia can be regarded as an ecological system where
mature writer secures the habitat for novice writers, and drawing upon the rationale that the supervisors
perception of the supervisor-student relationship influences the extent to which assistance is offered by him/her
in the students publication, this study describes how the novice writers writing for publication process is
influenced by her supervisors understanding of the supervisor-student relationship.

Time: 2:00-2:30
The Swiss cheese in English for Specific Purposes
Vanya Katsarska, National Military University, Bulgaria
Recently the world has become more interconnected economically, socially, politically and culturally. No doubt
high competence in English language is a priority for a lot of professionals all over the world because intercultural
encounters occur between individuals from different lingua-cultural backgrounds. However, communication is
often impaired by language barriers on one hand and cultural differences on the other hand. Taking the Swiss
cheese model as a base, the presenter would like to focus on the three defensive layers/slices of Swiss cheese
in ESP: (1) linguistic knowledge and skills, (2) background knowledge and (3) culture. These are the basic factors
of foreign language communication success or failure. Examples will be given what can happen when in
communication all the defensive layers are breached. University English language departments need to provide
students with both language proficiency and intercultural awareness making good use of students specific
professional background knowledge. This notion should be reflected in the curriculum and it should have an
impact on what standards are set, how these standards are thought about and assessed. The presentation will
highlight the necessity of focusing not only on linguistic proficiency but also on intercultural communicative
competence in the teaching of English for specific purposes.
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Time: 2:30-3:00
Effects of Translation Criticism on Developing Students Translation Competence
Jia Hongxia, Information, Science and Technology University, China
Some achievements in developing translation competence have been introduced by Christina Schaffner and
Beverly Adab in Developing Translation Competence, which has been accepted for some universities in China as a
guide for building and assessing the student translation competence leading to a Bachelors degree or a Diploma.
The book focuses on three essentials for developing translation competence, that is, the definition of the
translation competence, introduction to building translation competence and assessing translation competence.
Worth mentioning, in terms of building translation competence, the ability of good written skills is introduced
together with high ability in both the source and target languages and the ability to translate well for gaining

accreditation as a translator from the Institute of Linguists examination for the Diploma in England. This is the
same as building students ability of translation criticism to boost the development of their translation
competence. The present writing is to discuss about the effects of translation criticism on developing translation
competence. To cope with the demand from society for highly qualified translators, course series of translation
have been offered to English majors in BISTU (Beijing Information Science and Technology University), such as
Translation and Practice, Introducing Translation Studies, Translation Practice and Thesis Writing, covering
translation theory, translation practice, as well as academic writing on translation. With writings concerning
translation criticism, building and assessing translation competence of the student from the perspectives of
language, culture and text becomes more efficient. So, a systematic research is needed on why and how
translation criticism boosts the development of students translation competence.



Time: 3:30-4:00
Using English-Chinese parallel corpus in teaching translation: A study on translators notes
Ting-hui Wen, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
In English-Chinese translation, adding notes is quite common especially when there is no equivalence between
the two languages. Translators notes can be inserted to explain certain people, places, historical and social
phenomena, allusions and puns. Sometimes translators even add their own interpretations in the translated texts.
Students of translation might find it a challenge regarding when and whether to add a note. The current research
investigates translators notes using the Parallel Corpus of Chinese Mystery Fiction (PCCM). The PCCM includes
eight titles of translated published in Taiwan from the year 2000 to 2005 and their source texts. Seven out of
the eight titles of translated mystery fiction included in the PCCM have translators notes in the forms of
footnotes, endnotes or between parentheses in the texts.

Time: 4:00-430
Revisiting tourism text genres presenting writing difficulties to students: designing materials
through a semi-automatic corpus
M. Angeles Escobar & Iria da Cunha, Universidad Nacional de Educacin a Distancia
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(UNED), Spain
The writing of tourism texts is common practice for professionals and students need to learn how to improve
their writing skills in this field. This is not always successful since it entails a number of difficulties related to
different text genres, whose particular features are not often met. Recently, an array of textual genres has been
discussed, cfr. Cabre (1999), and Calvi and Mapelli (2011). Following this list, da Cunha, Montan and Coll (2016)
present a study of Spanish tourism text genres and argue that there are robust differences in the perception of
their writing difficulties. Furthermore, they show that professionals are also aware of the fact that some genres
are more frequent than others. These authors, finally, conclude that five textual genres present a major problem:
tourism articles for the general reader, travel blogs, reports, tourist accommodation regulations and
business plans. It seems, therefore, necessary to make a fine-grained linguistic analysis to help students write
as accurately as possible. In this context, our research goal in this paper is twofold: to give an account of a

number of linguistic characteristics, concerning three particular domains: text, lexicon and discourse; and, to
design a semi-automatic corpus for English tourism texts. By doing so, we also attempt to engage students in the
learning process increasing their attention and focus, through a meaningful learning experience. In particular, we
design a specialized database to provide a comprehensive description of the five genres mentioned above. In
particular, we analyse the three domains that should be included in such a database addressing: i) text prototypes
and contents; ii) idiomatic expressions, specific terms and their definitions; and, iii) discourse segments and
linking words. Finally, we compile the immediate results in a semi-automatic corpus.

Time: 4:30-5:00
Exploring ESP Teachers Role and their professional development in China
Changyuan Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
English for Specific Purposes represents clear trend in the reform of college English teaching in China. College
English teachers in China should shift their role of teaching English for general purpose to the role of teaching
English for specific purpose. Therefore, the research on ESP teachers role and teachers professional
development in China is of special and great significance. This paper proposes that ESP teachers are of foremost
and crucial importance in ESP teaching as they are the practitioners in ESP teaching. Based on the previous
researches and teaching practice in ESP education in China, this paper attempts to explore ESP teachers
professional profile and the role teachers play in ESP teaching. Some guidelines and strategies are proposed for
the long-term professional development of ESP teachers, aiming to promote and improve the quality of ESP
teaching in China.

Time: 5:00-5:30
ESP-Current Controversies and perspectives
Nadeda Stojkovi, University of Nis, Serbia, Nalan Kenny, Kings Leadership Academy,
English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has been a rising trend in the area of English Language Teaching for a few
decades now. It is by its essence and aim domain language and content oriented, learner centered, and job
market focused. These alone make it at present highly needed among the adult population of learners in
worldwide terms speaking. ESP also subsumes extensive research for the purpose of material design, as well as
adjusting teaching methodology (this often involving innovation) to the target group of learners, which are
prestigious characteristics in themselves of any form of language teaching. Although as such ESP now has had
quite a significant history, it has not yet been fully established as a separate linguistic discipline, moreover it is
often disputed. At the same time, there is a notable occurrence of establishing new academic degree programs,
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still rare admittedly, teacher trainings, publications, special interest groups, all dealing with ESP, indicating that a
major shift is accumulating towards learning a language with domain performativity orientation.


Time: 9:00-9:30
Cross-cultural biblical and historical precedental units awareness in teaching ESP in the
sphere of political sciences and mass media
Svetlana Rubtsova, St Petersburg State University - Russia
The importance of introducing cross-cultural awareness in teaching ESP is generally acknowledged. This article
focuses on biblical and historical allusions awareness for students of political sciences and mass media of the
additional educational program Translation in the sphere of professional communication at St Petersburg State
University at the tertiary level of education. One of the courses in its syllabus Intercultural communication from
the perspective of translation is aimed at facilitating intercultural competence in the field of allusions and
metaphors from myths and legends, from the Bible, world history and literature, etc. Biblical and historical
precedental units can be an example of dissimilarity between the cultural background of English and Russian
speakers, with the level of their awareness of biblical and historical metaphors and allusions being far from equal.
The misinterpreting of biblical expressions and historical catchphrases in political speeches and mass media
reports, used more than often in a modified form, leads to misunderstanding and miscommunication. Thus, it is
desirable for learners of ESP to acquire profound knowledge of this layer of lexis, mainly by comparing the
precedental units in question, their equivalents, if any, and the usage.

Time: 9:30-10:00
Corpora as tools for learning collocations in the field of land surveying
Ewelina Kwiatek, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland
Researchers and students for whom English is not the first language and who want to publish their papers in
English often struggle not only to find appropriate terminology but also to identify collocations in the second
language. Scientific and technical translation may have a simpler syntax and a relatively small number (if any) of
literary devices, but it is still far from direct translation. English learners find it really challenging to guess which
words go together and which contexts they match. English corpora, both the ones which are already available
such as the British National Corpus and those which may be created by the user and analyzed with concordance
tools such as AntConc, may serve as a great tool in finding collocations. The knowledge of query syntax is crucial
in this process as it facilitates and accelerates searches. This research uses the scientific article on remote sensing
written in Polish by the Polish researchers as a case study. Its aim is to identify collocations in Polish and find
their English equivalents in BNCweb (CQP edition), a small corpus of remote sensing texts built by the author
of this paper and other resources such as collocation dictionaries or English dictionaries. The results of this
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analysis enable to evaluate the usefulness of corpora for finding and learning collocations in the field of land

Time: 10:00-10:30
Selected laguage learning activities aimed at developing social competences of nursing in
Esp classes
Monika Pociask, Anna Stefanowicz-Koco, The State Higher Vocational School, Poland
The article presents the rationale for the need to introduce a dedicated set of activities aimed at developing
social competences of nurses during ESP classes as well as introduces concrete proposals of activities that

address a number of aspects of the complex issue. The idea for this improvement was formed after studying the
book Improving Nursing Practice. Education, Competences, Communication, Quality by A. Sztenberg and T.L.
Jasiski. The authors of the book report on the results of a survey which clearly show that nurses do not feel
practically prepared for effective patient-oriented communication. Taking into consideration that social
competences belong to transversal skills which can be practised in any language, we strongly believe that our
task as ESP teachers is to help student nurses practice verbal and non-verbal reactions oriented at improving
their social competences in various health care situations. Since most ESP course books for student nurses do
not contain information on how to behave or what to do, what to say to respect a person as a patient and a
human being, the set of practical exercises suggested in our article addresses the problem of social competences
in English for Nursing classrooms.


Time: 11:00-11:30
Teaching Medical Geology in English: Research Articles as a Potential Learning Tool in a
University Context
Miriam Prez-Veneros, Jorge Diego Snchez, University of Salamanca, Spain
Elena Gimnez-Forcada, Geological Survey of Spain, Spain

This paper focuses on the feasibility of the use of research articles in Medical Geology (hence MG) as a potential
learning tool for the teaching of English in a university ESP course with a twofold purpose: the teaching of English
as it is presented in the scientific realm as well as their use in the implementation of vocabulary and writing skills
in English applied to MG. Previous analysis on the use of research articles as a tool to set a series of written and
oral tasks for students of Medicine shows that the use of real samples of English language through the use of
research articles in different scientific fields (dermatology or rheumatology) fosters students communicative
performance in academic contexts (Diego, Prez-Veneros and Elorza 2017). MG, as an emergent field of
knowledge, is progressively gaining ground in the scientific sphere in English but its study in university syllabuses
has been neglected so far. Hence, this paper aims at contributing to the teaching of English in this new scientific
field through the analysis of a series of research articles using corpus-based techniques (Tognini-Bonelli 2001)
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with a twofold purpose.

Time: 11:30-12:00
Legal Figures in the Writings of English Literature
Yang Xitian, Beijing Institute of Technology,China
British Law serves as the basis for that of all the countries around the world, which is strongly supported with
legal elements in the writings of English Literature. One among them is figures and characters in literary works,
such as jurist, lawyers and criminals in Great expectations by Charles Dickens. Based on the data collected for
figures and characters in English literary works, two types of figures or characters are to be discussed and
examined in this writing. One is those who are engaged in law ranging in array of various profession titles. Many

characters are something of legal practitioners, such as lawyers from Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales,
legal clerk in Charles Dickens novels. Portia, a heroine from William Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice
William is to be discussed. Without formal legal training, but in the act of A Pound of Flesh, she disguises herself
as a man, and assumes the role of a lawyer's apprentice whereby she saves the life of Bassanio's friend, Antonio,
in court. I still remember her speech about "the quality of mercy". The other t is those who commit crimes,
with a collection of the proper none or term for their criminals.

Time: 12:00-12:30
ESP Teachers as pillars of transdisciplinary Cooperation
udmila Hurajov, Gabriela Chmelkov, Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of
Materials Science and Technology, Slovakia
Englishisation of the world in diverse professional fields brings higher demand on forms of education on all
levels in order to assist young generation to be employable. Commanding several foreign languages is a labour
market advantage. However, language competence in English as a foreign language, has become a must recently
including Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). There is a trend to provide international education environment
for students at universities as much as possible. Being open to foreign students as well as to lecturers, professors
can lead to higher and closer international cooperation which becomes a common feature of business world
these days. Our contribution aims at describing the roles of ESP teachers in HEIs focusing on their potential to
become the pillars of transdisciplinary cooperation. In terms of internationalisation process of higher education,
at first, two main stakeholders and their readiness should be considered: students and teachers. ESP teachers
can have impact both on students and teachers level of readiness for English learning/teaching environment. The
contribution provides some examples how ESP teachers can build transdisciplinary cooperation and
recommends some ways how to enhance the position of ESP teachers in HEIs.


Time: 1:30-2:00
Material Development for Listening to Financial and Economic News: A Case Study
Huang Jian, School of Foreign Studies Central University of Finance and Economics,

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The value of material for language learning and teaching is widely recognized and many principles and theories
have been put forward for selection of texts and development of tasks. However, few of them are based on and
for English listening materials and even fewer for listening materials for specific purpose. So far very limited
knowledge is available about how materials should/could be developed for ESP listening instruction and what are
the possible challenges and solutions involved in in it. This study attempts to add to the knowledge via a case
probe into the material development for a ESP listening course: Listening to Financial and Economic News for
English majors. This paper: (1) explores the teachers initial rationale behind the material development; (2)
analyzes the students attitude to and reflection over the materials; (3) proposes a theoretic framework for
developing ESP listening materials based on integration of the results of both (1) and (2); (4) clarifies the major
challenges for developing ESP listening materials and suggests possible solutions. It is concluded that material
development is an art of compromise where the particular context should be consulted and it is hoped that the

study can deepen the understanding of ESP listening material and provide a reference for those who are
interested in creating quality ESP listening materials.

Time: 2:00-2:30
Designing an ESP Syllabus for Finance Managers of ArcelorMittal Annaba Company.
Fethi GUERID, Naouel ABDELLATIF MAMI Mohamed Lamine Debaghine Setif 2
University, Algeria
The aim of this study is to design a detailed ESP syllabus for finance managers of ArcelorMittal Annaba Company.
We believe that designing an ESP syllabus for this research population on the basis of the findings and results of
needs analysis will lead to positive and effective results because it will focus on the lacks of this population and
it will be motivating for them because it will take into consideration their wants. To carry out this study we have
used two research tools; a questionnaire and authentic material analysis. The questionnaire to analyse the needs
of the participants concerning their use of English at work and authentic material to analyse the characteristics
of specific discourse of the research population. The study has taken place in the period between January 2017
and June 2017. The results of the study have helped in knowing the participants and their domain which is finance
and accounting. They have also allowed us to fix the duration of the course, the frequency, the objective, the
content of the course and the evaluation tools. We are optimistic that this syllabus will be efficient because we
have taken into consideration the lacks, necessities and wants of participants. We have taken them in
consideration during the needs analysis process and during the design of the course.

Time: 2:30-3:00
A Report of an EAP Course for Non-English Major Doctoral Students at Harbin Institute
of Technology
Song Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
This paper intends to report the course design of an EAP course for non-English major doctoral students at
Harbin Institute of Technology, China. The course is set up to satisfy doctoral students need for participation
in international academic events, with the emphasis on developing students ability to deliver an academic oral
presentation as well as on developing their intercultural communicative competence, and finally on developing
their critical thinking ability. By the end of the course students get to know the skills of an academic oral
presentation. As for the assessment, formative evaluation is taken instead of summative evaluation. Besides, a
simulated international academic conference is organized each semester to help students practice what they
have learned in class and to prepare them for real academic events in the future, which has proven to be a
success and for which students are highly motivated.
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Time: 3:30-4:00
Genre Based Materials Design for Reading Case Law in English for Academic Legal
Naveed Ahmad, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan
The aim of this research project is to figure out the generic features of one of the sub-genres of legal English:
legal judgments produced by judges in the superior courts in common law (commonwealth) countries. And
subsequently, recommend the designing features of materials with reference to this chosen sub-genre. The
generic features will be found by 1) reviewing literature in the field of language and law, and 2) gathering
information from subject specialists in the field of law: judges, lawyers and law professors. The tool will be
interview in this context. Data will be analyzed qualitatively to present the findings. The findings will contribute
significantly: In commonwealth countries, the chosen sub-genre occupies a special position in legal settings as
judgments produced by the superior courts judges become laws. However, due to generic complexity of this
genre, the stakeholders (law students, lawyers, law teachers and judges) consider it a difficult genre for
newcomers in the field. Designing materials to facilitate the process of learning in the context will have a
significant impact. The research will be carried out in Pakistani context, but the findings will be applicable in all
the commonwealth countries.

Time: 4:00-4:30
The Use of Lexical Bundles in Korean learner corpus: directing to ESP pedagogy
Junyeon Koo, Seoul National University, South Korea
Lexical Bundles (LBs) have been considered as a marker of proficient language use in academic writings
(McCulley, 1985). The current study examines and compares the usage of LBs in a Korean learner corpus (YELC)
and in a native corpus (LOCNESS). Four-word LBs in the two corpora were examined in terms of structural
patterns and functional ones. AntConc 3.4.1 were used for the analysis.

The results revealed that VP-based was the largest, followed by NP-based, others, and PP-based in YELC, which
supports Chen & Bakers (2010) results. Additionally, the Korean writers mainly employed stance expressions.
The Native English student writers displayed the similar results to NNS ones in terms of structural patterns but
they showed different findings in terms of functional ones. It was distinctive in that only a few discourse
organizers and a great number of stance expressions were retrieved from YELC, which is also dissimilar to this
study. However, it confirms the earlier findings that the NNS are less likely to use hedges (Adel & Erman, 2012;
Chen & Baker, 2010).

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Towards a Hybrid: Integrating English Language Education with Engineering Education

Mimi Nahariah Azwani Mohamed, Suzilla Jamari, NurulAin Othman, Nor Fadhilah
Ahmad Powzi & Nurzaidah Amanina Mazda, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
The constantly changing demands for quality graduates in workplace have raised concerns and challenges for
higher learning institutions to develop future workforce that can meet these demands. The need for graduates
of higher learning institutions to be effective communicators in their respective fields has triggered moves
towards transforming the English language curriculum into one which can develop graduates competencies in
English language and communication abilities within their respective fields. Thus, English language teaching needs
to go beyond the borders and be situated within a specific context, requiring designers to design curriculum

which fulfils the expectations in a particular industry. Apart from that, English language educators need to
transform their teaching to suit the needs of learners within a specific discipline. There has been significant moves
towards integrating English language teaching and learning with other disciplines such as engineering so that
learning becomes more relevant and practical. In Malaysia, many English language educators teaching in higher
learning institutions have been trained to teach English as a second language. In many cases, these educators are
also the ones who design the English language curriculum and courses. With the moves towards an integrated
English language curriculum and teaching, questions arise in relation to the ways in which English language
teaching is positioned, the English language curriculum and courses are designed, and English language teaching
is conducted. This study discusses the ways in which English language educators at one technical university in
Malaysia position English language teaching, design the English language curriculum and courses, and teach these
courses to engineering students. The results contribute to knowledge and understanding of the challenges English
language educators face in translating ESP in the curriculum, courses and teaching and learning.

Time: 5:00-5:30

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