The 3rd Annual Conference of Asia ESP & the 8th Chinese National Symposium on ESP Call for papers (1)

Chongqing University
Nov. 15-17, 2019

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Conference Theme

ESP Teaching & Research: Innovations, Challenges and Prospects

Conference Background

Asian Association for ESP & Chinese Association for ESP invite you to join our 2019 annual conference to be held in Chongqing University from 15 to 17 Nov. 2019. International scholars and practitioners are welcome to share your recent work and discuss how your collective efforts can advance the future of English for Specific Purposes. The conference will feature workshops, plenary speeches and panel discussions.

Conference Objective and Scope

The theme of the 3rd Annual Conference of Asia ESP & the 8th Chinese National Symposium on ESP “ESP Teaching & Research: Innovations, Challenges and Prospects” allows a wide range of interpretations, thus taking into account the varied interests and approaches within the ESP community. Through innovative practices, it will explore who we are, what we do and how we can collectively transform perceptions and understandings in current ESP studies and teaching.

We encourage proposals from all scholars involved in ESP and would be particularly pleased to receive papers from all members of Asian Association for ESP & Chinese Association for ESP, from those working collaboratively across disciplines, from those involved in staff and student support, policy making and from students themselves. The topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

ESP language studies

ESP course design

ESP research & teaching method innovation

EAP and EOP teaching and research

ESP education policy

ESP material development & design

ESP testing & assessment

ESP corpus-driven study & teaching

Cross-cultural studies in ESP context

Conference Working Language


Guidelines for Submissions: Pre-conference

1.  Abstracts, panel or workshop proposals can be accepted.

▪ Abstract, 200-400 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.

▪ Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All panel proposals should provide a 300-word rationale and a 100-200 word abstract of each panelist's paper, including affiliation and email address for each panelist.

▪ Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted. Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length, and single-spaced.

2.  Abstracts must be submitted to

Important Dates

Deadline of Abstract Submission:31 Aug. 2019

Notification of Acceptance: 30 Sept. 2019

Registration Date: 15 Nov. 2019

Conference Date:16-17 Nov. 2019

Registration Fee: 1000 (RMB)

Members: 800 (RMB)

Students: 500 (RMB)

Conference Co-organizers: Chinese Association for ESP, Asian Association for ESP, Chinese Journal of ESP

Conference Host: School of Foreign Languages & Cultures, Chongqing University


Call for outstanding annual conference papers

The Chinese Association for ESP will select 20 outstanding conference papers from the annual ESP conference: 3 first prizes, 7 second prizes and 10 third prizes will be awarded with the selected papers published in the Journal of China Studies. Teachers interested in participating in the Award must submit the full paper to one month prior to the ESP conference for review. Awards will be presented at the closing ceremony of the conference.

Secretariat of Chinese Association for ESP