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Special Interest Group of IATEFL

ESP on the Web   WWW

Below you will find just a short selection of sites related specifically to ESP. If you know of more or have a favourite site, why not tell us about it?

ESP Associations ESP Resource Sites Discipline Specific Sites ESP Articles on the Web

ESP Associations

Official Website for TESOL's ESP Interest Section
Run by Thomas Orr, here you will find more links and some articles from back copies of the TESOL Matters publication.

Thailand TESOL ESP and Computer SIG
This site offers a range of material including downloadable abstract from 1989 and 1999 national conferences.

A lot of information here including reviews of texts, materials and courses.


ESP Resource Sites

Resources for Teachers of English for Science and Technology
http://www.u-aizu-ac-jp/~t-orr/est1.html (for those in Europe)
Here you will find a long list of links on everything from professional associations through to discussion lists, EST writing links and more.


Discipline Specific Sites

English for Academic Purposes
Tim Johns
From the originator of Data-driven learning. Lots on EAP.

English for Medical Purposes
Paul William Miller
A wide range of reading and vocabulary exercises related to medical texts - even some listenings! Other sections focus on dealing with the medical literature and patient-doctor communication.

Distance Engineering Program for English as a Foreign Language
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology
This site provides engineering students and engineers with an intermediate level of English with activities in listening, reading and vocabulary in six areas of engineering.

English (as a foreign language) for Engineering
Jean Claude Viel
A databank of teaching materials, hints, tips, links and much more!

Language Resource Site for Agronomy Students
David Rees
This site offers a range of links to resources for students of agronomy

English for Science and Technology
Robert Lombardi
This site offers a range of exercises in reading, writing and listening.

English Resources for Computer Science
Frederic Delaroche
The front pages are in French but they point to a wealth of resources in English.

English for Scientific Research
Guy Norman
A site designed specifically to help non.native speakers of English hone their scientific writing skills


ESP Journals on the Web

English for Specific Purposes
The key ESP Journal from Elsevier

English for Specific Purposes World - Web-based Journal
ESP Articles

ESP Articles on the Web

Using the Lexical Approach for the Acquisition of ESP Vocabulary
Galina Kavaliauskienė and Violeta Janulevičienė
The Internet TESL Journal March 2001

Key Issues in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Curriculum Development
Kristen Gatehouse
The Internet TESL Journal October 2001

Technical Correspondence: What Professionals Need to Learn
Ted Knoy
The Internet TESL Journal May 2000

Developing an English for Specific PurposesCourse Using a Learner Centered Approach: ARussian Experience
Pavel V. Sysoyev
The Internet TESL Journal March 2000

Do EAP Teachers require Knowledge of their Students' Specialist Academic Subjects?
Timothy Bell
The Internet TESL Journal October 1999

English Writing Program for Engineering Students
Hui Mien Tan
The Internet TESL Journal May 1999

Developing an ESP Course Around Naturally-occurring Videotaped Medical Consultations
Joseph Dias
The Internet TESL Journal March 1999

'ESP - State of the Art'
Richard West
Richard's presentation from the September 98 Networking for ESP - an Anti-Conference held in Switzerland.