ESPSIG PCE 2022: 21st century ESP - a decolonial perspective

Join IATEFL English for Specific Purposes SIG for their 2022 Pre Conference Event on 16 May.

Debates in many areas of English language teaching have highlighted the existence of the coloniality of power, which is based on Eurocentric ways of knowledge production and the imposition of political, social, cultural, linguistic and ideological control. This is something which has greatly affected the profession as a whole.

Therefore, the ESPSIG’s 2022 PCE will focus specifically on investigations into how coloniality, i.e. Western ways of knowing and doing, affects ESP professionals all over the world and what the ESP community can do to disrupt these hegemonic forces.

In this way, we hope to open up a dialogue, develop collaboration and understanding in order to cultivate a diversity of voices and plurality of views and practices in areas including, but not limited to,

  • knowledge production;
  • new learners, new needs, new methods;
  • materials;
  • teacher training;
  • interdisciplinary collaboration; and employability.

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Event details

Event type:

SIG Event
English for Specific Purposes


16/05/2022 - 10:00 UK time


ICC Belfast, 2 Lanyon Place
United Kingdom


Earlybird - 1 December 2021 - 10 February 2022
IATEFL members: 57GBP
Non members: 70GBP

Standard rate - 11 February - 21 April 2022
IATEFL members: 73GBP
Non members: 86GBP

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