ESP Conference, Ankara, Turkey

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof Dr Ken Hyland will present “Innovating English Teacher: Arguments for Specific courses

Prof Dr Yasemin Bayyurt will present “Connecting English as Lingua Franca awareness to English for specific purposes in English language teaching

The conference programme will be announced next week. Soon after the conference full papers will be requested from presenters who would like to publish their scholarly papers. This is important to start the publication process and finish smoothly.

You can still register for the conference. If you are not presenting and want to attend and listen to scholarly presentations, please complete your registration by 25 June 2022. At the end of the conference all attendees will receive an attendance certificate.

Conference Venue

The Conference will take place atThe Cultural and Convention Centre of METU (CCC), which encompasses the most recent technological facilities and is designed to host local and international conventions, seminars, meetings, conferences, concerts, other cultural activities, and related services. 

The centre is located on a green campus that offers various social facilities and is secluded from the racket of the city. The technical services and infrastructure, gastronomical services and facilities, parking facilities, spatial provisions, the reasonable budgeting policy, and the hospitality of the working staff make the center a leading venue for all sorts of cultural events.

Guests who participate in activities held at METU Cultural and Convention Center may meet their many needs in the campus shopping center without the need for a trip to the city center. The campus shopping center offers a pleasant relaxing shopping atmosphere with its cafe, pastry shop, stationery and book store, pharmacy, billiard hall, clothing stores and various restaurants; five bank branches, a post office, a supermarket, and a hairdresser also provide services in this area.

You can find further information about METU Cultural and Convention Center (CCC) here: http://kkm.metu.edu.tr/en/

Call for proposals Vol 7: Writing in Global Spaces

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is an open-source textbook series for undergraduate composition students. Peer-reviewed chapters are written specifically for students and include a teacher resource section for other instructors. The editors are seeking to expand its student and writing instructor audiences to include those at English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) institutions and instructors teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

While the chapters in previous volumes have been primarily aimed at US contexts, this volume will include chapters written for the diverse student populations in various global regions. We invite proposals from EMI instructors who understand, are sensitive to, and adapt to local conditions of teaching and learning (Casanave 257), including students’ conceptions of academic writing and the challenges of transitioning from high school into EMI first-year writing classes. The chapters in this volume should account for the various backgrounds of multilingual students.

Editors will review proposals on many topics, which might include, but are not limited to:

  • Transitioning from high school to university writing courses
  • Challenging students’ currently held beliefs about writing   
  • Arguing for the importance of writing as a process
  • Understanding discipline-specific styles of academic writing, including ways students can connect EAP courses with ESP (English for Specific Purposes) courses (Ziang et al.)
  • Understanding genre expectations about academic writing (see Altinmakas & Bayyurt, 2018)    
  • Addressing cultural conceptions of plagiarism
  •  Receiving and incorporating feedback from instructors
  •  Writing about sensitive cultural issues such as the Israel Palestine War, Pakistan and India border disputes, global refugee and immigrant migrations, various cultural interpretations of gender roles, and many other religious or cultural issues
  • Reading comprehension and vocabulary development (see Pessoa et al., 2014)   

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