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 material development & design
ESP course design ESP testing & assessmen
ESP research & teaching  method innovation ESP corpus-driven study & teaching
EAP and EOP teaching and   research Cross-cultural studies in ESP  context
ESP education policy




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No. 13, Chongqing University Yide Road Shapingba District, Shapingba, 401331 Chongqing, China


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No.20 Daxuecheng Middle Road Chongqing ChinaLocation


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Call for paper

Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2019-08-31

Abstract submission deadline:2019-08-31

Abstract notification of acceptance:2019-09-30

Call for paper description

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.


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Sponsored By

  • Chinese Association for ESP
    Asian Association for ESP

Organized By

  • School of Foreign Languages & Cultures, Chongqing University