Category Archives: TESOL Blog

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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How will TESOL ESPIS Researchers and Practitioners Change the World?

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! 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 … Continue reading

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ESP Strands in a Business Case Study Program

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! A few months ago, I was invited to create and participate (with my Japanese colleagues) in an intensive English program (IEP) for undergraduate students from Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS, my university in Japan) and from … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Highlights from TESOL 2017

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

The highlight of my time at the 2017 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo was my experience coordinating the Professional Development Travel Grant for Practicing ESL/EFL Teachers. This award is sponsored by well known author Betty Azar, who wrote … Continue reading

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Becoming a Leader in TESOL International Association

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

As members of the TESOL International Association will recall, in March 2014, after years of meetings, consultation, and gathering feedback, the 85-page report of the TESOL International Association’s Governance Review Task Force was made public. In the Executive Summary of … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Stephen Horowitz

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! At the 2017 Annual TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Seattle in March, I met Stephen Horowitz in person. In the 31st ESP Project Leader Profile, we will all learn more about this former Wall … Continue reading

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6 Online Dictionaries for English Learners

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Dictionaries are an extremely useful source of information about a language, and they can certainly be very helpful to our students as well. Luckily, nowadays, various dictionaries are freely available on the internet, and I believe many of you are … Continue reading

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Leadership Research In The West For Students In The East

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! “The Dead Poets Society” was a 1989 award winning movie.  A few years later, The Dead Fukuzawa Society (TDFS) was created by some of Chalmers Johnson‘s students at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the … Continue reading

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Reflecting Students’ Lives in Children’s Literature

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

When I was a K–6 ESL teacher, I often felt frustrated because I couldn’t find high quality books that reflected my students’ lives.  Many of the books available to my students were about the folklore or fables from their home … Continue reading

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