Category Archives: TESOL Blog

ESP for Developing Creativity

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I have been thinking recently how ESP may be a good way to develop creativity. As I wrote in Marta Baffy’s profile, ESP project leaders seem to have expertise in multiple areas. Having expertise in multiple areas and being … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Kirsten Schaetzel

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In the 35th ESP Project Leader Profile, we meet Kirsten Schaetzel, who was previously a program director at Georgetown Law School and is currently an ESL specialist at Emory University School of Law. (My thanks go again to … Continue reading

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ESP and the Power of Persuasion

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In a business English class, we were looking at the Monroe Motivated Sequence, which is a framework used to make a persuasive presentation. If you look carefully at the steps in the framework, you can see connections … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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ESP Training for Student Consulting Purposes

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! 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 … 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.)

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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 … Continue reading

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A Model for TESOL Leaders: A Virtual Choir

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! 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 … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Pam Dzunu

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP Project Leader Profile, we visit Washington University in St. Louis in the United States to meet Pam Dzunu.

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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 … Continue reading

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