LSP International Journal


Language for Specific Purposes (LSP International, LSPI Journal) aims to provide a forum for Language for Specific Purposes researchers, practitioners and users from all over the world to exchange research findings, experience and view on matters related to the following areas: LSP, EAP and ESP, LSP and ESP initiatives (projects/techniques/innovations), LSP and ESP Teacher/Professional Training, Academic/Workplace Literacy, Discourse / Genre Analysis, Materials/Course Design, LSP and ESP Methodology, Testing and Evaluation, CALL & Professional Discourse and Communication. LSP International Journal is published online with a frequency of two issues per year (June and December).

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Formerly known as ESP Malaysia, the journal has come to a new phase in meeting the demands of today’s ever changing values and practices in language for specific purposes. With this rebranding, it gives a wider scope of areas for language researchers and practitioners to share their research findings and experiences with the rest of discourse community. Although it has been rebranded, past issues of ESP Malaysia can still be retrieved from the archive section.  

LSP International Journal is a blind, peer reviewed journal. It is published biannually (June and December) by Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. From time to time, the journal will also publish special issues arranged according to themes. The journal welcomes writers and researchers to publish their original articles on all aspects of language for specific purposes. The main objective of this journal is to become a platform for the sharing of articles related to research reports and discussions on current trends, issues and problems related to language at all levels and types of education, profession and society from all over the world. The journal welcomes articles written in English and Malay. 

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Language for Specific Purposes International Journal (LSPI) is a peer reviewed journal published by Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). LSPI  provides a platform for academicians, professionals, practitioners and researchers to disseminate knowledge and share ideas with the discourse community.

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Vol 5, No 1: June 2018—Language for Specific Purposes: Insights and Innovations

Chief Editor: Seriaznita Mat Said Editorial Boards: Sarimah Shamsudin, Ameruddin Abd Manan, Nor Liza Haji Ali, Zuhana Mohamed Zin, Nurhasmiza Abu Hassan Sazalli

Table of Contents


Kenji Nakagawa, Yosuke Hashimoto, Hokuto Sunami, Mami Saito, Katsuichiro Nunoo, Ai Nomura
Anie Attan, Nor Liza Ali, Hadina Habil, Mahani Stapa, Zanariah Md Saleh, Abdul Halim Abdul Raof
Lee Su Yee, Sandaran, Shanti C, Siti Suraya Abd Razak
Khairul Firhan Yusob, Khairunisa Nikman, Ahmad Nazri Jelani, Nor Asni Syahriza Abu Hassan
Khairul Firhan Yusob, Asyura Abd Nassir, Nor Habibah Tarmuji
Rabiathul Adhabiyyah Sayed Abudhahir, Afida Mohamad Ali
Nur Ashiquin C. Alih, Masdinah Alauyah Md. Yusof, Abdul Halim Abdul Raof, Wan Zarina Wan Zakaria, Sarimah Shamsudin, Noor Abidah Mohd Omar, Fauziah Ismail, Johana Jobil
Sofwah i Md Naw, Haryati Ahmad, Hazila Kadir@Shahar, Noridah Sain
Nor Hazwani Munirah Lateh, Sarimah Shamsudin, Abdul Halim Abdul Raof