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ELT Best Practices: EAP in Canada

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Scott Roy Douglas, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus and Publications Chair of TESOL affiliate BC TEAL, speaks of EAP in the Canadian context, authentic tasks for authentic purposes using authentic … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Ethel Swartley

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, you will read the ESP project leader profile of Ethel Swartley. In each of the (six in total) ESP project leader profiles that have been posted previously, the focus has been on English for occupational … Continue reading

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Demystifying Audience and Genre: A Classroom Activity

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

The concepts of audience and genre tend to be challenging for second language writers. Even when students seem to understand them theoretically, they struggle applying their knowledge to practice. We can help them demystify these concepts through simple classroom activities. … 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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