ESP Project Leader Profile: Vince Ricci

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide!

In this ESP project leader profile, we meet Vince Ricci, who wears many hats. He is both an ESP practitioner and a graduate school/MBA admissions counselor when he works with his Japanese clients to prepare them for the top universities in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Continue reading

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ESP Training for Student Consulting Purposes

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

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I was reflecting on my ELT program development recently, and I recognized that my leadership development programs are often connected to consulting. For such consulting activities, there may be a need for ESP training. In this TESOL Blog post, I would like to focus on a few programs that are listed on my website – The Leadership Connection Project. Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Marta Baffy

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide!

In this ESP Project Leader Profile, we meet Marta Baffy, a lawyer and a linguist at Georgetown Law in the United States. (I love how ESP researchers and practitioners often have expertise in multiple areas.) Continue reading

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Teaching to PreK-5 ELs’ Learning Styles

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

The term learning styles refers to the belief that every student has a unique approach to learning.  A student’s learning style refers to the way that he/she processes and retains information. Although English learners (ELs) may be literate in their home languages, they might experience many challenges when acquiring English because they are accustomed to learning through a different style. How does an ESL or classroom teacher differentiate instruction for the myriad learning styles of their students? Continue reading

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Presidential Beginnings: My First 100 Days

Ester De Jong
Ester De Jong

In my first 100 days serving as president of TESOL International Association, I have already had several opportunities to see the amazing work we collectively engage in, as an association and as professionals in the field, and I have seen how much our work matters. Continue reading

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Music and Technology with Argentina TESOL

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Guest Author

TESOL affiliate Argentina TESOL held its annual convention in May, and TESOL Board Member Misty Adoniou was invited to deliver a keynote. In this post, she discusses her visit with ARTESOL. Continue reading

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A Model for TESOL Leaders: A Virtual Choir

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

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Before the start of a business English class for adult learners in Japan, the students and I were looking at the Virtual Choir 2.0 first presented by composer Eric Whitacre in a 2011 Ted Talk titled A Virtual Choir 2,000 Voices Strong. Although I had watched the TED Talk before, I was focused in this viewing on listening to a leader describing a successful project. As such, I thought that perhaps the TED Talk could be a useful model for ESP project leaders. Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Pam Dzunu

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

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In this ESP Project Leader Profile, we visit Washington University in St. Louis in the United States to meet Pam Dzunu. Continue reading

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Are Your ELs Ready to Exit ESL?

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

How do you know if your English learners (ELs) are ready to exit their ESL program?
Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, public schools must ensure that English learners can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs. ELs should not be exited from programs until they have become proficient according to a reliable English language proficiency assessment. Continue reading

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How will TESOL ESPIS Researchers and Practitioners Change the World?

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

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I have been thinking about the following question recently: How will ESP researchers and practitioners change the world? The reason that I am asking this question is the focus of this blog post. My story starts with Andy Curtis, a former president of TESOL International Association. Continue reading

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