International Association of Teachers of English
as a Foreign Language IATEFL Poland

8th October 2017 Deadline for Speakers ESP SIG & BESIG Conference Lublin 2018

by Anna Gałucka
Categories: English for Specific Purposes SIG.



In both English for Specific Purposes and Business English there is an increasing degree of specialization as a result of the changing language needs in vocational and academic contexts. This is reflected in course design, methodology and course materials, and leads to the question as to how specific these two important areas of TEFL can and should be. In order to provide a wider forum for an in-depth discussion of this question and to demonstrate the various specialized areas that are on offer, the motto for the January 2018 Conference in Lublin will be

“How Specific does English for Specific Purposes and Business English Need to Be”.

The first four IATEFL Poland ESP SIG conferences held in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 gave practitioners the opportunity to present best-practice examples from their individual fields, and proved themselves as a forum for spreading innovative ideas on the teaching of English for academic and vocational purposes.

More information about the first four IATEFL Poland ESP SIG conferences, can be found here:

The 5th Conference to be held in January 2018, which is aimed at ESP and Business English professionals across Europe, is intended to provide a platform that offers a comprehensive overview of the various areas of ESP and BE, covering methods, materials, media and assessment. All ESP and BE stakeholders in further and higher education, e.g. educational establishments, teachers, teacher trainers, publishers and test providers, are invited to participate.

As was the case in the previous four conferences, it will again be possible to offer the option of giving presentations online.

We look forward to receiving your proposals, which should be sent to:

by 8th October 2017.

Presentations should be held in English.

You will receive notification of acceptance by 31st  October 2017.



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