Tag Archives: English as a second language

Death of an ESL Program

Bruce Stirling
Bruce Stirling

The fall 2012 American Language Program pre-semester meeting began like any other. I chatted with my fellow University of Connecticut (UConn) adjuncts, then settled back to check my rosters. Good news. Enrollment was up again. Our program in Stamford, Connecticut, an … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: An Opportunity to Publish in an ESP Journal

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! As many of you know, the TESOL ESP IS and the IATEFL ESP SIG have been collaborating in a number of ways, including online discussions, speaker exchanges, and publishing opportunities. In this regard, I am pleased to … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: Current Developments in English for Academic, Specific, and Occupational Purposes

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

At the TESOL convention in Dallas in March 2013, the academic session of the ESP IS created by the current chair, Yinghuei Chen, was titled “Developments in ESP Pedagogy Around the Globe.” As a member of the audience and a … Continue reading

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Why attend the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit?

John Segota
John Segota

If you’re a member of TESOL International Association, you have likely heard about advocacy, and the importance of getting involved. A key opportunity is coming up in June in Washington, DC, at the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit (formerly TESOL Advocacy … Continue reading

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Introducing TESOL’s Second Language Writing Blogger…

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Finishing up this academic year, I am starting a different, small, yet enjoyable, journey as a TESOL blogger. My name is Elena Shvidko. I originally come from Russia, and I have been in the United States for 7 years pursuing … Continue reading

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