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ESP News


ESP News, the official newsletter for the English for Specific Purposes Interest Section ESPIS, provides relevant, substantive, and timely information and advice on ESP to ESPIS members to foster communication and promote professional development. Articles address issues in ESP research, teaching, and materials development in academic, workplace, and other settings.

ESP News also makes connections between ESP IS and other groups of similar interest (e.g., IATEFL's ESP Special Interest Group) or of related interest (e.g., the American Society for Training and Development). The newsletter helps other ESOL professionals understand what ESP is and its role in the field of English language teaching and learning. In addition, it keeps members informed of current happenings in the IS and in the TESOL Staff Office.


ESP News serves TESOL members and others who are interested in the design and delivery of language instruction for learners with specific, identifiable English needs in school, workplace, or other settings.


We envision increasingly efficient communication in the future for all ESP IS needs based on the appropriate use of electronic and paper media. For example, news and issues that require immediate attention (such as voting, announcements, and debate) can be handled most effectively on an ESP IS electronic discussion list. On the other hand, information of enduring value (such as IS policies and articles) should be available on an IS website. Hard copies should be available to those without access to the Internet.

Submission Guidelines

To submit an article to ESP News, please read the submission guidelines.

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