Keynote Speaker's Address 2013

Ann M. Johns, Professor Emerita,
Linguistics & Writing Studies, San Diego State University (CA/USA)


Keynote title:  "Current Research in English for Specific Purposes:  What Does It Tell Us About Classroom Teaching and Curriculum Development?" 


Bio note: Dr. Johns has a long teaching, research, and publication career in English for Specific Purposes and academic literacies, topics about which she has consulted in more than 25 countries.  She has written and/or edited four books and more than sixty of her articles and book chapters have been published. In addition to co-editing (with John Swales, 1985-93) the English for Specific Purposes Journal,  her ESP contributions include a co-edited volume (with Diane Belcher and Brian Paltridge) entitled New Directions in English for Specific Purposes Research (University of Michigan Press, 2011), a co-written chapter (with Donna Price) for a major textbook, Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, "English for Specific Purposes: Characteristics, Approaches, and Future Trends" (Cengage, 2013), and a chapter entitled "The History of English for Specific Purposes Research" for The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).  Her curriculum projects include a framework for a four year English for Specific Purposes Program at the Antonine University (Lebanon, 2009/2012), an ESP course for all freshmen at Limpopo University (South Africa, 2007), and AVID College Readiness: Working with Sources (2009), a three semester secondary school academic literacies course for college-bound students.



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