Tag Archives: business English

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 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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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: Kay Westerfield

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In the 30th ESP project leader profile, we meet the founder of the ESP Interest Section, a former member of the TESOL Board of Directors, and one of the TESOL 50 at 50 award winners, Kay Westerfield. … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Debra Lee

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP Project Leader Profile, Debra Lee shares her expertise in online course development in business English for Ukrainians displaced by the Russian/Ukrainian conflict.

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From Reggae Reggae Sauce to Job Interview Training

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, I share a story of how I was able to meet the needs of Japanese adult learners in a business English class. The students asked me to start making my lessons more … Continue reading

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Under the Ice in a Business English Class in Japan

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! One thing that I really like about the classroom is the opportunity to “create” on the spot. I love those “magical moments” when seemingly unconnected things are brought together to make a lesson. The joy is in … Continue reading

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Leadership Communication In Business English Class

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I recently had the opportunity to discuss the contents of a TED Talk (titled “This Is Your Brain On Communication“) with adult learners in a business English class. In the process of explaining the video to the … Continue reading

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Teaching Negotiation in Leadership Terms to ELLs

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In Japan, I sometimes have the learners in a class stand and look at the board on which I have written the word “negotiation.” I then say to the students, “You can sit down when you have … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: David Kertzner

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, you will read the ESP project leader profile of David Kertzner. David’s company, ProActive English, offers on-site business English and communication training. Outside of his company, David has been active in the TESOL ESP … Continue reading

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