Professional and Academic English journal of the IATEFL English for Specific Purpose – Issue 53

Professional and Academic English is a peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually by the IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group (ESP SIG). The journal publishes articles from researchers and practitioners working in the field of academic, professional or occupational English in various contexts and disciplines. These articles range from research-based work to personal experience of experimenting/ implementing an ESP course. Mark Krzanowski (Editor-in-Chief)

In Issue 53,  we have three articles set in various ESP – in this case EAP in higher education – contexts from Bangladesh, Armenia, Russia and South Africa. We start with Rezwana Islam & Md. Mukibuzzaman Khan’s discussion of factors that affect medium of instruction on undergraduate EAP courses in Bangladesh. This is followed by a look at extensive reading in an ESP context in Armenia by Amalia Babayan. Next we have an example of how m-learning can be brought into an ESP classroom at tertiary level in Russia by Elena Velikaya & Vasilisa Danilova. And finally, we have a detailed description of a writing centre at a university of South Africa by Gift Mheta & Sibongile R. Nhari. We also have a range of book reviews and conference reports from around the world. I hope you find these articles interesting and useful and we hope that reading them will encourage all our readers to submit articles to the journal. If you have any suggestions about what we can include in the journal, please get in touch. Please visit for further information.

Happy reading

Andy Gillett


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