Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes

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AIMS AND SCOPE

Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes is a quarterly, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Niš, Serbia. The principal aim of the journal is to present the latest theoretical and research developments in English for Specific Purposes, English for Academic Purposes, Applied Linguistics. We welcome submission of scholarly articles dealing with specificities of teaching and learning domain discourses, strategies and techniques in mapping needs analysis, curriculum and material development, assessment issues, discourse analysis, formats of academic writing, use of language learning technologies, language education policy. This journal also invites relevant book reviews and/or presentations, conference calls, interviews with outstanding experts.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINESS


Authors wishing to submit a manuscript should first format their paper according to our template, register (mark reader and author role), log in, and upload (submit) the paper. Along with it they should sign and upload the letter of submission confirming the originality of the work, as well as compose and upload a bio-note of each author. Letter of submission and bio-note should be uploaded as supplementary files. Papers without any of these are considered incomplete submissions and will not be eligible for inspection.
The paper first undergoes preliminary revision to decide if its content is within the scope of the journal. Following that stage its blinded version is sent for review to two independent reviewers, experts in the field. Final decision upon possible publication of the submitted paper is reached on the mutual consent of the two reviewers and the editor.
All papers are run through plagiarism prevention software.

Announcements

 

REVISING FOUNDATIONS OF ESP THEORY AND ENSUING PRACTICE

 

In the Introduction to Developments in English for Specific Purposes: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (1998, p. I), Tony Dudley-Evans and Maggie Jo St John state: “It is often said that ESP lacks an underlying theory. We believe that a theory of ESP could be outlined based on either the specific nature of the texts that learners require knowledge of, or on the basis of the needs-related nature of the teaching. It is, however, interesting and significant that so much of the writing has concentrated on the procedures of ESP and on relating course design to learners’ specific needs rather than on theoretical matters.”

Though written two decades ago, it appears to be as accurate at present. For that reason we invite ESP experts, practitioners, enthusiasts, to respond to this claim by presenting their insights, interpretations, uses of ESP theoretical foundations for practical teaching work and related research. Potential topics are the following:

  1. What is ESP today, has it changed or evolved since its beginnings? How much is it present in academia and business sector? What is the rationale for its existence?
  2. What objectives are set out when commencing ESP instruction? Why? What societal goals do those reflect? What competencies and skills do we aim to develop?
  3. How is the concept of assessing needs changing? Whose analysis can truly inform that assessment?
  4. What diverse issues inform ESP material design? Is it ideology free? Who designs material? Are the textbooks of influential international publishing houses appropriate for use? Is a concept ‘beyond textbooks in ESP’ viable?
  5. How is methodology in teaching conceived? Is it pre-course set or does it change during the course? What are the main decisive issues on which an ESP practitioner chooses which approach to apply in instruction process?
  6. How is ESP syllabus designed and what is its relation to the curriculum?
  7. What is the measure of a successful ESP course?
  8. What is the place of ESP in Higher Educational context? What is the position of ESP lecturers in that environment? What are the challenges?
  9. How are ESP lecturers educated for this line of work and where?
  10. What is the perceived perspective of ESP?

Scholarly submissions with predominantly theoretical content can be submitted until October 1st 2019.


Guest Editors:
Prof. Dr. Violeta Janulevičiene, Mykolas Romeris University , Vilnius, Lithuania
Dr. Liudmila Mockiene, Associate Professor, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania

with

Dr. Nadežda Stojković, Associate Professor, Editor-in-Chief, University of Niš, Serbia,
Visiting Professor at Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania

 
Posted: 2019-05-16
 
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Vol. 7, No 1, 2019

Table of Contents

Articles

Emir Z. Muhić
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Sigita Rackeviciene, Violeta Janulevičienė, Liudmila Mockiene
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001-016
Iryna Liashenko
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017-030
Vilhelmina Vaičiūnienė, Viktorija Mažeikienė
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031-041
Darko Kovačević
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043-052
Juan de Dios Torralbo Caballero
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053-061
Jelena Šajinović Novaković
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063-069
Alexey Minchenkov
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071-084
Marianna Knyazyan, Natalia Mushynska
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085-094
Jolita Horbacauskiene, Gintas Bartaskevicius
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095-104
Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Malykhin, Nataliia Oleksandrivna Aristova
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105-114
Tetiana Korol
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115-123
Dalibor Kesić, Emir Z. Muhić
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125-132
Emir Z. Muhić
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133-134