Global Resources and Leadership Development in ESP: An ESP Article to be Shared Worldwide!

Hello ESPers worldwide!

In the TESOL ESP IS, we are grateful for the opportunity to publish in the journal of the IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group titled Professional and Academic English that Mark Krzanowski, Prithvi Shrestha, and the IATEFL ESP SIG have provided.

In this regard, I was very happy when Shahid Abrar-ul-Hassan offered to share his recent article on ESP with the world via the TESOL Resource Center (TRC).

Abrar-ul-Hassan, S. (2012). State-of-the-art review: Revisiting the ins and outs of ESP practice. Professional and Academic English, 39, 4-11.

As many of you probably know, Shahid is a past chair of the ESP IS and now serves on a TESOL committee.

The article itself is a detailed look (based on the literature) at the “principled ESP” in the TESOL ESP IS PowerPoint submitted to the TRC.

Therefore, I strongly encourage you to read this article and to contact me if you have any resources that you would like to share worldwide!

FYI – Actually, three articles by TESOL members appear in Issue 39, including one by Akiko Tsuda (“Developing an ESP Course and Materials for Dietitians”) and one by me (“TESOL ESPIS Community Discussions 2011-2012”).

I’ll see you next week!

About Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight (PhD in Linguistics, MBA, MPIA) is an associate professor in the Department of International Communication (International Business Career major) and has also been working in the Career Education Center of Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan. In the TESOL ESP Interest Section (ESPIS), he has served as chair and English in occupational settings (EOS) representative, and he is currently the ESPIS community manager. He was also a member of the Governance Review Task Force (GRTF) appointed by the board of directors. In addition, he has been a TESOL blogger in the area of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). He has more than 30 years of professional experience working for private, public, and academic sector institutions including Sony and the Japan Patent Office. His doctoral research on leadership communication (i.e., discourse) as a basis for leadership development was under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Christopher Candlin and Dr. Alan Jones.
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