4th ESP Conference 2020

Madrid, Spain
21 - 22 May 2020
The conference ended on 22 May 2020

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
29th November 2019
Abstract Acceptance Notification
3rd January 2020
Early Bird Deadline
15th February 2020
Final Abstract / Full Paper Deadline
3rd April 2020

About ESP20

International ESP Teachers’ Association (IESPTA) invites proposals for the 4th international ESP conference that will be held on May 21-22, 2020, at National Distance Educational University (UNED), in Spain. This conference is devoted to highlighting contributions in ESP through a call to embrace researchers worldwide as world citizens who are interested in ESP. The conference theme is “Mediating Specialized Knowledge: Current approaches in ESP research and practice”. This conference is expected to foster interdisciplinary studies to foster ESP in an engaging milieu and make connections among ESP researchers.


English at work, English for specific purposes, Esp, English across the curriculum, English language learning, English in higher education

Call for Papers

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and welcoming you according to your research interests, including but not limited to:

  • Curriculum development and evaluation
  • Emerging digital technologies in language learning and teaching
  • Teaching and testing techniques
  • Assessment challenges
  • Teacher education and development
  • Materials development in teaching ESP
  • Second language acquisition in specialized contexts
  • Needs assessment and new approaches to needs analysis
  • Discourse analysis
  • Descriptions of specialized varieties of English
  • Educational policies and language learning and teaching
  • Migration and language learning and teaching
  • Future dimensions in English language learning and teaching
  • Reading and academic writing
  • Methods of teaching ESP translation: course organization, preparation of materials, assessment
  • Terminological problems in specialised translation/interpreting
  • ESP across Disciplines
  • ESP and Education Policies
  • New Developments in Syllabus Design
  • Digital World and ESP
  • Corpus in ESP
  • ESP in English Medium Instruction (EMI)
  • Integrating Content and Language in ESP
  • Future dimensions of ESP
  • ESP at workplace


A selection of full papers after peer review from the conference will be sent as a proposal to a prestigious publisher to be published as a book.

Paper Submissions:

Please submit your proposal online. All submission must be submitted online. If you have any difficulty, please contact espconference2020@gmail.com. In your email, please include the following information:

  • their name,
  • affiliation,
  • email address (contact details) and
  • a short biography (30 words max)

in the submitted MS-Word documents. It should be written in Times New Roman with 12 font size. Abstract should be 250 words in length including references.

Each oral presentation is expected to take approximately 25 minutes at most (20 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for the discussion).

The 4th ESP conference is organised by IESPTA and hosted by UNED, Spain.  

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