Congreso, coloquio o simposio

Infoling 10.51 (2020)
Título:4th International ESP Conference "Mediating specialized knowledge: current approaches in ESP research and practice"
Entidades organizadoras:Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED); International ESP Teachers’ Association (IESPTA)
Lugar de celebración:Online - Madrid, España
Fecha de inicio:29 de octubre de 2020
Fecha de finalización:30 de octubre de 2020
Circular Nº:1
Contacto:M. Ángeles Escobar,

The Innovative Didactic Group for Open Linguistic Glossary Applications (OLGA) at UNED attempts to:


I. Design active methodologies that enrich the teaching-learning process in tertiary education

II. Foster intervention proposals to avoid and minimize university dropouts in the first years of the official Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at UNED.

III. Incorporate new didactic trends to the teaching methodology, especially in subjects using English for Specific Purposes (ESP)


International ESP Teachers’ Association (IESPTA) welcomes new members who are interested in any aspects of English for specific Purpose (ESP). Its scope includes all branches of ESP. International ESP Teachers’ Association ‘s main activities are:


I. Establishing a strong network among ESP Teachers from all over the world.

II. Organising workshops and conferences which give ESP teachers, lecturers an opportunity to present their studies.

III. Announcing and sharing relevant events, publications, projects.

IV. Establishing an open access repository of ESP teaching and learning material produced by lecturers worldwide.

Área temática:Análisis del discurso, Lingüística de corpus, Pragmática

Thursday 29 October 2020

9:30 – 10:30   Opening conference by Dr. Jim McKinley, University College London (UK)

    “The importance of ESP in English medium instruction in higher education”


10:30-11:00  Aintzane Doiz & David Lasagabaster, UPV/EHU (SPAIN).

    “The use of cognitive discourse functions in content learning via a foreign language”


                                                                     ~11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK~


11:30-12:00  Irina Gvelesiani, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (GEORGIA)

    “Migration and Language Teaching”


 12:00-12:30   Miguel Fernandez, UPM, Madrid (SPAIN)

    “The use of Escape rooms to foster ESP in Engineering degrees”


12:30-13:00  Eva Samaniego, Beatriz Péréz Cabello de Alba UNED (SPAIN)

    “The challenges of CBI in training law-related professions in the EU”


                                                                    ~13:00-15:00: LUNCH BREAK~


15:00-15:30  Loredana Bercuci, Ana María Pop, Madalina Chitez, West University of Timisoara (ROMANIA)

    “Navigating corpora for self-directed LSP writing: a comparative study of digital method and resource integration in L1 versus L2 language courses”


15:30-16:00  Ariel Sebastián Mercado, McGill University, Montreal (CANADA)

    “Teaching Spanish Medical Students How to Write a Case History”


 16:00-16:30  Soroush Sabbaghan, University of Calgary (CANADA)

    “In-house ESP Placement Tests: Challenges and Affordances”


16:30-17:00  Ian Robinson, University of Calabria (ITALY)

    “CLIL and ESP: practical and theoretical reflection”


Friday 30 October 2020

9:00 – 9:30 – Ana Ibáñez & M.ª Ángeles Escobar Álvarez, UNED (SPAIN)

    “ENVITOUR app: ENglish VIdeos for TOURism”


9:30 –10:00  Carolina Arias Contreras, The University of Qeensland (AUSTRALIA)

    “Exploring ESP in the agricultural sector: A needs analysis in the Chilean context”


10:00-10:30  Yolanda Joy Calvo Benzies, Univeristy of the Balearic Islands (SPAIN)

    “Using English-Learning Apps inside Tourism and Business Classes: Analysis and Critical Review”


10:30-11:00  Octavia Raluca Zglobiu, Babes-Bolyai Univeristy (ROMANIA)

    “A Case Study on Needs Analysis in English for Academic Environmental Purposes”


                                                                          ~11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK~


11:30-12:00  Eva Estebas, Mariángel Solans, UNED (SPAIN)

    “An L-MOOC on literature and pronunciation to enhance the oral skills of ESP students”


12:00-12:30  Jelena Bobkina; Elena Domínguez Romero, UPM & Mª Jose Gómez Ortiz, UCM (SPAIN)

    “Body language in video-pitch presentations: Developing non-verbal communication skills in ESP engineering undergraduate programmes”


12:30-13:00  Ourania Katsara, University of Patras (GREECE)

    “Insights from an ERASMUS teaching programme on Academic Writing: The French case”


                                                                       ~13:00-15:00: LUNCH BREAK~


15: 00 -15:30    Ana Roldán-Riejos, UPM (SPAIN)

    “Phraseological nuances of civil engineering RA titles”


15:30- 16:00   Laura González Fernández, University of Salamanca (SPAIN)

    “Translator competence in Second Foreign Language teaching: acquisition of intercultural skills”


                                                                      ~16:00-16:30: COFFEE BREAK~


16:30–17:30   Closing conference by Elena Bárcena, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (SPAIN)

    “The inclusive open online teaching of second languages for immediate needs”


17:30-18.00   Conference Closure “Call for Papers”

Comité científico

M.Angeles Escobar-Álvarez, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Elvan Eda Isik-Tas, Middle East Technical Univeristy, Northern Cyprus Campus

Wenji Shi, Finance and Economics University, China Dr Huang Jian, Finance and Economics University, China

Chunyan Shao, Shandong University, China

Ana Ibáñez-Moreno, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Olga Borik, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Yesim Sagin, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Tanju Deveci, Petroleum Institute, UAE

Comité organizador

M.Angeles Escobar-Álvarez, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Ana Ibáñez-Moreno, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Sara Pistola Grille, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Iria da Cunha, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Olga Borik, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain 

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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:27 de octubre de 2020
Iria da Cunha
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)