Call for Papers

The organizing committee welcomes abstracts addressing research and pedagogical issues at the tertiary educational level. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Improving students’ digital literacy
  • Writing teaching materials with digital media
  • Teaching ESP in digital environment
  • Technology-enhanced language learning
  • Innovations in ESP teaching
  • Issues in ESP, new technologies, and digital learning
  • ESP and big data
  • Testing and assessment in ESP
  • ESP curriculum evaluation
  • Persuasion in ESP writing
  • Diversity and multiculturalism in ESP
  • ESP curriculum development 
  • ESP teacher development
  • ESP teacher education for new and prospective English teachers
  • Gender and ESP
  • Careers for women in ESP
  • English language research for academic purposes
  • English language research for professional purposes

Abstract Submissions

All individual presentations will be 25 minutes in length, including 5 minutes’ question time. The abstract should have a maximum of 250 words (excluding references).

Each participant can submit only one abstract as the lead author and one abstract as a co-author.
Please submit your abstract at:

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 August 2016
Notice of acceptance: 15 September 2016
Deadline for online payment registration (presenters): 15 October 2016
Programme announcement: 1 November 2016
Deadline for full paper submission: 31 January 2017


Full papers submitted by 31 January 2017 will be peer-reviewed for consideration for the Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level, or the possible publishing in a special issue with The Asia Journal of Applied Linguistics and The Journal of ASIA TEFL.

Convener: Dr LI Lan