Tag Archives: English for Specific Purposes

ESP Project Leader Profile: Marta Baffy

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP Project Leader Profile, we meet Marta Baffy, a lawyer and a linguist at Georgetown Law in the United States. (I love how ESP researchers and practitioners often have expertise in multiple areas.)

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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: Pam Dzunu

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP Project Leader Profile, we visit Washington University in St. Louis in the United States to meet Pam Dzunu.

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ESP Strands in a Business Case Study Program

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! A few months ago, I was invited to create and participate (with my Japanese colleagues) in an intensive English program (IEP) for undergraduate students from Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS, my university in Japan) and from … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Stephen Horowitz

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! At the 2017 Annual TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Seattle in March, I met Stephen Horowitz in person. In the 31st ESP Project Leader Profile, we will all learn more about this former Wall … 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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The 25th ESP Project Leader Profile: Laurence Anthony

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this 25th ESP Project Leader Profile, it is my pleasure to present to you an ESP researcher and practitioner in Japan, Dr. Laurence Anthony. According to his bio: Laurence Anthony is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the … Continue reading

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Contribute to the ESPIS Library in myTESOL

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! As you know, TESOL International Association has launched a new platform called myTESOL. Accordingly, we are in the process of moving documents and links from the old ESPIS library (in the discontinued TESOL Community Network) to the … Continue reading

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From Languaging to English for Occupational Purposes

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I was inspired by Dudley Reynolds’s  TESOL President’s  Blog titled Languaging in a New World.  He writes: Freeman in a keynote address to the 2014 TESOL international convention laid out a number of pedagogical principles that could be drawn … Continue reading

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Leadership and Learner Autonomy for Achieving Your Dreams

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! At Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Chiba, Japan, there is an internationally renowned self-access learning center—the SALC. The KUIS SALC is described as follows on its website: The Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) at Kanda University … Continue reading

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