The International Conference on ESP, new technologies and digital learning will be held in Hong Kong from 7-9 December 2017.


The conference aims to bring together teachers, researchers and students in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) to contribute to a stimulating and dynamic exchange of ideas in ESP, new technologies and digital learning.


It is jointly organised by the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English (RCPCE), Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in collaboration with TESOL Asia.



Five distinguished scholars will be our plenary speakers:





Prof. Vijay Bhatia

Visiting Professor, Hellenic American University

Adjunct Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

President, Asia-Pacific LSP and Professional Communication Association





Professor Rod Ellis

Research Professor, School of Education, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University

Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland




Prof. Diane Pecorari

Head of Department of English

City University of Hong Kong




Prof. Bernadette Watson

Department of English

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University




Dr Beata Webb

Faculty of Society and Design

Bond University




We welcome contributions which address any aspects of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), new technologies, and digital learning, including, but not limited to, the following:


Ÿ   Improving students’ digital literacy

Ÿ   Writing teaching materials with digital media

Ÿ   Teaching ESP in digital environment

Ÿ   Technology-enhanced language learning

Ÿ   Innovations in ESP teaching

Ÿ   Issues in ESP, new technologies, and digital learning

Ÿ   ESP and big data

Ÿ   Testing and assessment in ESP

Ÿ   ESP curriculum evaluation

Ÿ   Persuasion in ESP writing

Ÿ   Diversity and multiculturalism in ESP

Ÿ   ESP curriculum development

Ÿ   ESP teacher development

Ÿ   ESP teacher education for new and prospective English teachers

Ÿ   Gender and ESP

Ÿ   Careers for women in ESP

Ÿ   English language research for academic purposes

Ÿ   English language research for professional purposes


Please submit your abstract via the online abstract submission system before 31 July 2017 (11:59pm Hong Kong time). Abstracts should be kept to a maximum of 250 words (excluding references). You are welcome to submit more than one contribution, but please note that you can only be first author for one contribution.


For more details, please visit the conference website:

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