Foreword April 2011 Volume 7 Issue 2

| April 1, 2011

April 2011 Volume 7 Issue 2
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Welcome to the Spring 2011 issue of The Asian ESP Journal Spring!

It is our pleasure to publish six selected papers that have comprehensively and usefully examined a range of ESP-related topics ranging from vocabulary comprehension and learning (Zahra Akbari), literature review of validity arguments of IELTS’s listening modules (Valid Aryadoust), a genre analysis of the introductions in Civil Engineering research articles (Budsaba Kanoksilapatham), effectiveness evaluation of a workshop on teleconferencing (Takashi Matsuzawa), a cross-disciplinary genre analysis of the methods section in research articles (Matthew Peacock), to a comparative survey study of the attitudes of both students and teachers towards English for specific purposes (ESP) and English for general purposes (EGP) (Chia-hsiu Tsao).

I hope you will enjoy reading the papers that report on ESP studies conducted in various countries and cities in Asia, namely Iran, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and recommend the papers to your colleagues and students to enhance the impact of the studies.


Prof. Winnie Cheng, Chief Editor


Category: 2011