ESP Project Leader Profile: Charles Browne

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide!

This ESP project leader profile features Dr. Charles Browne, who was one of my former supervisors at Sony many years ago. His bio from Meiji Gakuin University in Japan, where he is a professor, includes his work in the area of vocabulary acquisition. Continue reading

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Using Pictures in the ESL Classroom

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

Pictures are one of the most obvious and common resources for teaching English as a second or foreign language. After all, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. If we can get our students to respond to a single image with a thousand of their own words, or a hundred, or ten or even one, under certain circumstances, that can be a significant step toward language production. In this post, I discuss some ways to use photos in the your classroom. Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Gina Mikel Petrie

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide!

In this ESP project leader profile, we meet Dr. Gina Mikel Petrie from Eastern Washington University, and she shares with us her ESP work in Nicaragua. I was introduced to Gina by another ESP project leader, Mike Ennis, who is located in Italy. The world is indeed a small place when our friends and colleagues are not only living next to us but also living halfway around the world away from us! Please read Gina’s bio: Continue reading

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Exploring a Local Community Through Writing: Examples of Writing Assignments

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In my June blog, I described several writing projects that teachers can implement to help students become familiar with their local academic environment (campus, institution, or program). In this post, I will expand the list of writing tasks aimed at helping students socialize in their local communities by adding writing assignments that will give students a chance to become involved in their local social environment (i.e., city or town). Continue reading

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Exploring Campus Through Writing: Examples of Writing Assignments

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In my April blog, I shared an activity that can help students explore their campus environment through a writing project. Today I’d like to describe other ideas teachers can implement in a writing course to help students socialize in their academic community. Continue reading

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