Achilleas Kostoulas

Applied Linguistics & Language Teacher Education

Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes 2(1)

A new issue (Vol. 2, Issue 1) of the Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes has now been published. All the articles in the journal (see below for titles and a brief description) are Open Access.

Volume 2, Issue 1: Contents

Editorial Comment: Stojković N. Places of Interest – A Personal View

A presentation of online resources that are of likely interest to EAP/ESP professionals [disclaimer: the comment contains flattering, and deeply appreciated, remarks about this blog and the author of this post] [pdf]

Chahal D. Research Article Introductions In Cultural Studies: A Genre Analysis Exploration of Rhetorical Structure.

Drawing on Swales’ (1990) CARS model, this empirical paper uses genre analysis to describe the rhetorical structure of Research Article Introductions in Cultural Studies. Instances of deviation from the model are identified and pedagogical implications are discussed. [pdf]

Stojanović M. Creating An EAP/ESP Core Textbook: Focus on Acquiring Knowledge in English Rather than about English

A practically-oriented paper, which provides a step-by-step description of the process of creating a CLIL-informed EAP textbook for Art History and Archaeology in Belgrade University. [pdf]

Ten Y. P. Symbol as Universal Non-Verbal Means of Intercultural Communication in the Time of Globalization.

A theoretical paper that develops the construct of a ‘symbolic system of culture’, i.e., a “collection of symbols embodying ideas, ideals and values which make up a fundamental part of a culture of a society in the particular historical period” and discusses its implications for Intercultural Communication. [pdf]

Tarnopolsky O. & Vysselko A. Mini-Courses on Economic Disciplines in an Advanced ESP Course for University Students of Economics.

A practically-oriented case study of a modular ESP course for students of Economics, bridging the gap between CLIL instruction and total immersion; description of pedagogical tasks and outcomes.[pdf]

Al-Jarf R. Steps in Advising Translation Students to Learn English Autonomously.

A practically-oriented set of guidelines for supporting autonomous learning in translation studies. [pdf]

Đurić M. Non-Canonical Compounds on the Discourse of Electrical Engineering.

A theoretical paper which discusses compounding as a process of vocabulary generation in the discourse of electrical engineering; the morpho-syntactic, semantic and distributional properties of non-canonical compounds are described. [pdf]

Olajide, S. B., Adeniyi-Egbeola F. O., Enhancing Literacy in Higher Education for Increased Graduate Employability in Nigeria.

A treatise that argues for the increase of literacy content (broadly defined) in Higher Education Institutions in Nigeria, as a means for addressing the difficulty of university graduates to find gainful employment. [pdf]

Simpson A. The Characteristic of an Exemplary Teacher: What are they?

An empirical paper that describes the views of 31 undergraduate students in Sabancı University (Turkey) regarding the characteristics of teachers who are perceived as being effective. [pdf]

Nikou F. R., Ramzi N. S., & Tabatabaei M. A. Contrasting two Iranian ESP Textbooks Written by TEFL Experts and Field-Specialists.

A checklist-based evaluation of ESP textbooks produced in Iran. [pdf]

Sotirova A. Do we Understand each Other?

A theoretical discussion of linguistic relativism; argues for the (partial) incommensurability of languages such as English and Bulgarian. [pdf]

Salii, T. & Bytyqi B. The Effectiveness of Using Drama Plays in Advanced Academic English Classes in Promoting Learner Cooperation, Creativity and Autonomy

An empirical study, conducted at the South East European University (Tetovo), which involve the use of Drama in teaching English. Argues that “using drama in the classroom with high proficiency students proved to be a very efficient method in enhancing learner cooperation, autonomy, creative thinking and motivation.” [pdf]

Chang C-W. Washback Effect of ALCPT on Cadets in Taiwan: A Case Study

An empirical study, which discusses the washback effect of a high-stakes examination on the attitudes and behaviours of students in a military academy in Taiwan. Drawing a questionnaire survey and interview data proffered by 140 participants, the claim is made that the test had a detrimental effect. [pdf]

Kubacheva K. Basic Principles In The Formation Of Communicative Competence Of Medicine Specialists.

A succinct description of principles that underpin ESP instruction at the North-Western State Mechnikov Medical University’ in Saint-Petersburg (Russia). [pdf]

Gupta S. Emotional Intelligence For Students

A transcript of an online lecture delivered to students at the University of Nis (Serbia). [pdf]

Materials presentations

  • Nemerkényi-Hidegkuti K. An ESP Book in the Field of Sport.
  • Bakić-Mirić N. An Integrated Approach To Intercultural Communication.
  • Al-Jarf R. Left To My Own Devices: Learner Autonomy And Mobile-Assisted Language Learning.
  • Candy J. New IELTS Preparation Materials From Garnet Education.

Conference Review

  • Đurić M. Mapping The Anglo-American Visions and Revisions at the Turn of the Century.

Call for papers

Contributions are invited for papers in English for Specific and Academic Purposes, General and Applied Linguistics. As can be seen in the contents below, the journal has an open-minded editorial policy on non-traditional contributions. Submissions will be subjected to double-blind peer review. Papers submitted by 15 July 2014 will be considered for Vol. 2, Issue 2.


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