Tag Archives: English for Specific Purposes

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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4 Ways to Address the Question: What Is English for Specific Purposes?

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I was recently reading an article (Smoak, 2003) being discussed in the reading group (for TESOL ESPIS members) conceived, launched, and moderated by Robin Sulkosky, who is on the ESPIS steering board. (You can access the reading … Continue reading

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TESOL-IATEFL Discussion: ESP Projects for Social Change‏

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello ESPers, worldwide! The TESOL-IATEFL online discussion about how ESP projects can create positive social change was recorded on 10 February 2016. Here is a description. Title: TESOL-IATEFL Online Discussion About How ESP Projects Can Create Positive Social Change Description: Experienced ESP practitioners from … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! It has been almost 1 year since the ESP project leader profiles were announced in April 2015. In this TESOL Blog post, you will read the 14th ESP project leader profile! It is my pleasure to take … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Esther Perez Apple

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP project leader profile of Esther Perez Apple in Miami, Florida, you will learn about how the communication skills of an ESP project leader include the ability to conduct an effective needs assessment. Esther is … Continue reading

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Visions of Career Success for the ESP Unemployed

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, I focus on the ESP work that I have been doing in Japan with unemployed adult learners who are being trained to reenter the workforce. Although my primary responsibility is to teach business … 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: Ronna Timpa

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! When you think about the hotel industry, which ESPers come to mind? I immediately think about Ronna Timpa, and in this TESOL Blog post, I am excited to present her ESP project leader profile! When I think … Continue reading

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