1. – the need for deeper engagement with non-linguistic fields of knowledge (medicine, law, engineering, economics etc.) and for more dialogue with practitioners operating in such fields in order to help us linguists to focus on the real issues of communication and text analysis in ESP contexts;
2. – the importance of studying and teaching popularized forms of specialized discourse;
3. – exploring (and exploiting) further the phenomenon of multimodality in relation to ESP studies;
4. – the potential of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL / EMILE) as a tool for research and for language teaching methodology in the field of ESP;
5. – the overriding need to ensure that future ESP studies focus on what is genuinely innovative, relevant, and interesting to readers and practitioners. In brief, how to avoid what John Sinclair once defined as ‘fishing expeditions’ often resulting from an over-reliance on corpora and statistics in general.