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Teaching Trends & Practices in EAP/ESP

1st International Online Conference on

English for Specific Purposes (E.S.P.)

English for Academic Purposes (E.A.P.)

& Applied Linguistics (A.L.)


26 - 27



The Speakers

We are delighted to welcome as a keynote speaker the following scholar:

Prof. Nicos Sifakis

Department of English Language and Literature 

Univerity of Athens

Nicos Sifakis is a full professor of English for specific purposes in the Department of English Language and Literature of the Univerity of Athens. He holds a Ph.D. in language and linguistics from the University of Essex, UK. He is editor-in-chief of Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning (http://rpltl.eap.gr/). He has published extensively on intercultural communication and pedagogy, English as a lingua franca, language teaching methodology, distance education and teacher education.


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Call for Abstracts

The 1st International Conference on E.S.P. E.A.P. & A.L. will be taking place online on 26 - 27 September 2020.



We invite submission of papers for reporting empirical research, systematic reviews of the literature, as well as theoretical and practical demonstrations.

Practitioner-focused proposals in the following non-exhaustive but indicative areas are also invited:

  • teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)

  • genre and discipline specificity

  • educational technology

  • teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking

  • development of teaching materials

  • teaching methodology

  • inter-disciplinary writing

  • corpus concordancing

  • writing for publication

  • reflective academic writing

  • teaching in multi-cultural contexts

  • semiotics

  • teaching students with learning disabilities

  • teaching students with developmental disabilities

  • teaching students with physical disabilities

  • English language and literature

  • computational linguistics and NLP

  • teaching a native language as a second language

Download our Conference Program here

Abstract Guidelines

Potential presenters are requested to submit an abstract of their oral presentation on any aspect of

E.A.P., E.S.P. and A.L.

Abstracts should meet the following submission guidelines:


  • Abstracts up to 300 words must be written in English, with a title and must be followed by a biodata summary of up to 100 words (please, download biodata template here). Both files should be sent to the language-center@uth.gr email.

  • Abstracts are limited to one page using 2,5cm margins on all sides and 12pt Times New Roman font size. The one-page limit includes any examples, tables, graphs, references (if needed), etc. 

  • The submission type field must be entered by indicating whether your submission should be considered for an oral presentation, a poster, or both.

Presentation Guidelines


Plenary talks:

Each plenary talk is allocated 45 minutes presentation time followed by 15 minutes discussion time.


Papers in regular sessions and workshops:

Papers are allocated 20 minutes presentation time followed by 5 minutes discussion time.


Poster Guidelines:

Posters should be set to A0 size or smaller. In particular, the allowed dimensions are either 0.84m (Width) x 1.19m (Height) or 0.8m (Width) x 1.2m (Height). 

Suggested weight for A0 per square meter: 140gr for plotter paper; 175 gr for photographic paper. 

You’ll be provided with poster adhesive strips.

Basic procedure after submission of your abstracts



As soon as we receive your proposal, we will let you know if it is accepted or not within about 5 working days.

If positive, you will then have to prepare your 20-minute presentation (plus 5 - 10 mins for answers to queries) for our Conference, which is due on 26-27 September.


Shortly after the event, you will be given sufficient time and specific guidelines to write and send us the final papers.


The abstracts of the accepted and registered papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN.

* The discounted registration fee for students is applicable to all under- and postgraduates with valid proof of their student status (i.e. student ID) upon registration at the Foreign Languages Center or at the reception desk during the conference.

Registration includes:

  • attendance of conference (including all sessions)

  • coffee breaks with light bites

  • reception

  • folder with programme, certificate of conference presentation, certificate of attendance, etc.

To register for the conference, delegates should make a deposit in the bank account number mentioned below and attach the relevant receipt (in PDF or JPEG format) to the email address of the Secretariat: language-center@uth.gr





VAT EL 090071277   1st A DOY VOLOU





IBAN   GR9301403100310002002020898


(In the deposit form, delegates should state their full name along with a note that reads,

“Αbout project K 6320”)


Delegates who need an invoice should contact the Secretariat of the conference: language-center@uth.gr

To ensure their participation in the conference, delegates should complete full payment so that their names can be included in the timetable and program to be uploaded in the conference website.


The Venue

University of Thessaly
Argonafton & Filellinon, 38221 Volos

The Papastratos Central Building is a modern construction which joins three separate buildings by an atrium covered by a modern glass dome. Exhibitions and other events take place here.
The three joined buildings are:
• The renovated Papastratos Old Building is used as an administrative center for the Rectorate and Administrative Services of the University.
• The modern Delmouzos Building with glass exterior surfaces, which comprises Lecture Halls, the large Kordatos Auditorium and the smaller one Saratsis auditorium, the University Ballroom, the Network Operation Center, the Foreign Languages Office and the Physical Education Office.
• The New Building-Offices for the academic staff members and Secretariats of the Departments of the School of Humanities.








1st International Conference on


English for Specific Purposes (E.S.P.)


English for Academic Purposes (E.A.P.)


& Applied Linguistics (A.L.)

Organizing Committee

Associate Professor Ilias Avramidis


Dr. Vassilis Argyroulis

Dr. Efthymia Tsaroucha

Dr. Georgios Antoniou

Mr. Efthymios Papageorgiou


+30 24210-74682


1st International Conference on E.S.P., E.A.P. & A.L.




September 26 & 27




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