Global Resources in ESP: Teacher-Training in ESP Best Practices

Hello, ESPers worldwide!

I received an e-mail recently from a TESOL ESPer conducting teacher-training in ESP best practices. I assume that some of you may be doing the same.

In this regard, you may find the following resources to be of value in your teacher-training efforts. These resources and much more can be accessed in the ESP Interest Section Library in the TESOL Community Network.

  • TESOL ESP virtual seminar on ESP best practices
  • ESP PowerPoints on various ESP best practices
  • Article on ESP theory that underlies ESP best practices
  • Links to TESOL Community discussions on ESP

As you develop your own resources that can help others to teach ESP, be sure to upload them to the Library.  In that way, we can all help each other to develop as professionals.

Good luck in your ESP teacher-training efforts!


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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