Call for papers: European Association of Language Teachers for Healthcare

3rd International Medical English Conference
The Pyramid Group
in partnership with EALTHY
22 Sept 2018
Reed Hall, Exeter University, Exeter, UK

The Pyramid Group, in partnership with EALTHY, invites practitioners from all aspects of English for medical purposes, including researchers, healthcare professionals, trainers, writers, publishers and test providers, to take part in the 3rd International Medical English Conference.
3rd International Medical English Conference provides a platform for exchange and discussion around the topics related to the teaching and learning of English in a medical context.

OET Panel
2017 marked an important year with the introduction of the Occupational English Test (OET) for the registering of overseas nurses and midwives in the UK and Ireland. During this year’s conference, EALTHY will run a special Panel session dedicated to the OET.

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Workshop: Teaching Practices in the LANSAD Sector

Workshop: Teaching Practices in the LANSAD Sector
4 October 2018, Paris 8 University.

The symposium “Diversity and Specificity of Theoretical Frameworks in English for Specific Purposes” will be preceded by a practical workshop on teaching in the LANSAD sector (LANgues pour Spécialistes d’Autres Disciplines). Both teachers and researchers in LANSAD are invited to share their tools, strategies and teaching practices in any existing area of specialization (English for Arts, Economics, Sciences…). Participants can present course outlines or any document used for learning or evaluation in their respective institutions. This practical component serves as an introduction to the more theoretical part of the conference
and facilitates the grounding of research in classroom practice, while shedding light on the type of analyses and pedagogical applications that are typical of this field.
Please submit your proposals before June 15, 2018. Proposals should be written in either French or English and addressed to, and Include a short summary of your presentation, a title, as well as brief biographies and contact information/

12th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media

To celebrate the recent launch of our website we would like to remind you of the Call for Proposals deadline for Languages & The Media, the 12th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, which will take place from October 3rd – October 5th, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin.

Join us at Languages & The Media to share your experience or your best practice on how to thrive in today’s dynamic mediascape and submit your proposal related to the main conference themes.

Proposals that do not fall under the themes but are related to current trends and issues within the sector will also be passed on to the reviewing committee.

You are invited to submit proposals for any of the following:

  • To hold a pre-conference workshop on October 3
  • To give a presentation in one of the parallel sessions during the main conference
  • To suggest a topic for a panel discussion during the main conference

For details on this year’s conference formats please refer to Formats.

To submit your proposal, please use the online Form.

The Languages & The Media Call for Proposals closes on March 31, 2018!

The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition which is centrally located with the conference activitiesIf you are interested in exhibiting and/or sponsoring at this year’s Languages & The Media, please contact us at

We look forward to welcoming you to Berlin!

Silvia Surian
Lead Project Manager – Languages & The Media

ESSE BRNO Seminar 6 – extended deadline

The deadline for submissions for ESSE seminar 6 at the next ESSE conference in Brno (29 August – 2 Septembre 2018) has been extended to February 15. Please find below the call for papers.

(S 06): “Exploring rhetorical aspects and strategies in specialised discourse”
Among the various perspectives adopted by researchers to investigate specialised discourse — whether institutional, professional, disciplinary or academic — one particular aspect seems to have been somewhat neglected until now, namely the place and functions of rhetorical strategies. In this seminar, we wish to focus on this specific aspect by inviting researchers to explore how authority is built (ethos), what means are used to convince, reassure, inspire or influence an audience (logos, pathos, framing, worldview), how rhetorical choices depend on and reflect the constraints, conventions and goals of specific communities, and how the latter use them to adapt to different situations, and meet the expectations of a given public.

The abstracts (200 words) should be sent to the three co-convenors:

Catherine Resche, Université Panthéon-Assas – Paris 2 / CeLiSo Paris 4 Sorbonne University, France (
Caroline Peynaud, Grenoble-Alpes Université, France
Alessandra Molino, University of Turin, Italy (


Call for papers: Inaugurating a new section in ASp: Teaching Practices in ESP

Whereas English for specific purposes (ESP) is now a recognised, legitimate scientific field of research, ESP as a professional practice in higher education still lacks benchmarks for quality teaching. To meet this need, ASp is launching a new section entitled “Teaching Practices in ESP”, based on a selection of reports drawn from actual teaching experiences. For this first call of papers, we will venture a hyperbole and say that some activities or teaching tasks devised by ESP instructors are real pedagogical gems which truly deserve to be collected in this journal, then broadly disseminated.
This section is open to all ESP instructors, whatever their positions in their respective institutions. It aims to highlight the teaching profession from a “hands-on” perspective by publishing remarkable teaching practices, which is the reason why its format differs from that expected for research articles.

Instructions for authors
About 4,000 words, laid out as a teaching report. Each report should include the following items:
1. Context: Form (class or distance-learning), students’ level (undergraduate, graduate…),
number of students, institution, class and course duration, course title…
2. Objectives, intended learning outcomes
3. Course design
4. Assessment of learning outcomes – if applicable
5. Assessment of the programme – impact on students, motivation, completion of expected goals, lessons learned, methodological improvements needed…
6. List of references used – if applicable
7. Appendices (extracts of students’ assignments, exercises, etc.) – if applicable
The teaching practices described may include
– Teaching – or parts of – tools dedicated to teaching, learning ESP;
– Examples of classes or pedagogical activities;
– Evaluation or certification practices;
– And any other practice likely to be of interest to ESP instructors and researchers.

Send your proposals to