August 2011 Volume 7 Issue 3
Welcome to the Autumn 2011 issue of The Asian ESP Journal!
It is our pleasure to publish six selected papers that have comprehensively and usefully examined a range of ESP-related topics ranging from a tested method to help graduate students’ with their oral academic presentation (Cheryl Wei-yu Chen), a pragmatic analysis of MA thesis acknowledgements (Stephanie W. Cheng and Chih-wei Kuo), a corpus study of lexical bundles in journalistic discourse (Hossein Vahid Dastjerdi and Marzieh Rafiee), learning needs of Thai Civil Engineering students (Chamnong Kaewpet), a qualitative study of research results in Applied Linguistics and Education (Jason Miin-Hwa Lim), and a synthesis of the literature on recent developments in pedagogical research on Business English in China (Haisen Zhang and Guanfu Wang).
I hope you will enjoy reading the papers that report on ESP studies conducted in various countries and cities in Asia, namely Taiwan, Iran, Thailand, Malaysia, and China, and recommend the papers to your colleagues and students to enhance the impact of the studies.
Prof. Winnie Cheng, Chief Editor
The Asian ESP Journal