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JALT CUE ESP Symposium—Keio 2017
Welcome to the webpages for the fourth CUE ESP Symposium, to be held at Keio University on September 16th, 2017.
English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is the umbrella term for an approach to English language teaching focusing on needs-based, field- or occupation-specific pedagogy. For example, English for Science and Engineering, English for Academic Purposes, and Business English are just a few of the many areas that ESP encompasses. The CUE ESP Symposium offers teachers working in these specialized areas an opportunity to come together and share their professional experiences and research.
This year's event features plenary talks from three ESP experts: Sue Starfield, Professor in the School of Education and Director of The Learning Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia, Bertha Du-Babcock, Associate Head and Associate Professor in the Department of English at City University of Hong Kong, and Masako Terui, Associate Professor in the Department of General Education, Faculty of Science and Engineering, at Kindai University, Japan.
In addition to the keynote speakers, there will be two poster presentation sessions where you can share your own work in ESP, as well as group and panel discussions.
On behalf of the organizing team, we welcome all teacher-researchers with an interest in ESP to come and join this growing community of practice.
Symposium Co-Chairs, Leigh McDowell and Steven Taro Suzuki