Category Archives: TESOL Blog

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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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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