Spring/Summer 2020

This edition’s Focus is ESP and covers a wide range of disciplines, including English for: aviation, medicine, business, law, tourism, and catering and hospitality. The ESP focus has also influenced some of the other sections of this bumper Spring/Summer Journal including a number of book reviews for ESP related material, an interview with Derek Callan, and my first piece for the journal – a ‘Class Act’ introduction to writing and working with case studies in legal English.

The use of ICT in language teaching is a timely theme, and this is also covered in both the Focus ESP section and in a one-off From the Archives section – a selection of previously published articles that should prove useful for those of us who are currently teaching online.

Thanks once again to everyone involved in bringing this edition of the ETAS Journal to press. And above all, thank you to all our members for your support of ETAS. A running theme through many of the articles in this edition is collaboration, and we need the support of this extraordinary network of dedicated teachers now more than ever.

Matt Firth

Table of Contents

ETAS Professional Development Day
6  President’s Page
7  From the Editor’s desk
8  Call for submissions: Winter 2020 and Summer 2021
10 Starting a conversation about the climate crisis: how green was the 36th ETAS Conference?
12 Ask Alex 

At The Chalk Face Uncovering our blind spots: using intercultural assessments in teacher development  Dr Esther Giger Robinson
16 Class Act Designing and working with case studies for Legal English Matt Firth
19  The Interview Derek Callan in conversation with Matt Firth
22  Introduction to Focus Matt Firth
23  Motivation & Myth in ESP Charmaine Rückert
26 Teachers do not need special content knowledge to be successful in ESP  Geoff Tranter
29 Transformative Opportunities in Tertiary Level ESP Courses in Switzerland Jason Parry and Adam Thomas
31 “If you could just comment on what you’re seeing?” Some thoughts on the teaching of conditionals and the use of data-driven learning with Business English learners Evan Frendo
34 Test development for English language proficiency in aeronautical communication Neil Bullock
36 Can we help you? Communication skills for Customer Service Andrew and Sandra Milne-Skinner
40  The challenges and joys of teaching Medical English Sue Wood
41  Classroom to Hospital Ward: Supporting Occupational English Test (OET) candidates in the workplace Ros Wright
44 You CAN teach legal English: the resources you need to get started  Louise Kulbicki
46 The Jus Lingua Project Peter Strutt
48 Desperate measures for desperate times? Motivating tourism students in difficult times Iwonna Dubicka
51 It works for me: tried and tested tasks for teaching business vocabulary Matt Firth
53 From the Archives…teaching online
59 Resources Introduction to Resources Hannah McCulloch
74 After Class 

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