Tag Archives: English for Specific Purposes

An ESP Poetry Tale: The Kenneth Rexroth Symposium at KUIS

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! As April is U.S. National Poetry month, I was asked to submit a poetry-related blog post. I actually do have an ESP-related story to tell. In the year 2007, a poetry symposium on Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) was … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , | Leave a comment

TESOL 2014 for ESPers Worldwide!

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! The TESOL 2014 International Convention & English Language Expo is taking place from 26–29 March in Portland, Oregon, USA! How do you get the most out of the convention? My suggestion is that you conduct a personal … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog, TESOL Convention Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Identifying Opportunities for ESP Training

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! My own professional background includes experience developing and implementing corporate training programs. For this reason, I often view ESP from a business perspective where client satisfaction is a top priority. In this regard, the challenge is to … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , | 1 Comment

ESP and Genre Analysis

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! At Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Chiba, Japan, I am focused on preparing my undergraduate students for success in their business careers. In this regard, I have recently been considering how I can more effectively … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , | Leave a comment

Multiple Perspectives on ESP Needs Analysis and Research

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! What does teaching ESP mean to you personally? What specific situation comes to mind? In my research of leadership, I am finding that how leaders describe “leading” is often, and not surprisingly perhaps, connected to specific activities … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Importance of Collaborations in ESP

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes (2012), Johns asks an important question: “What will the future of ESP bring?” (p. 18). In regard to the role of the researcher, which is of particular interest to … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Global Resources in ESP: Free Research From the University of California

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I am always on the lookout for free resources that I can share with other ESPers. That is why I was especially pleased to read about the decision of the University of California to open its research … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , | 1 Comment

Global Resources in ESP: A New Book on Professional Communication in Healthcare

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! If you are engaged in English for medical purposes (EMP), then the following publication should be of interest to you. Candlin, S., & Roger, P. (2013). Communication and professional relationships in healthcare practice. Sheffield, England: Equinox. According … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , | Leave a comment

Global Resources in ESP: Teacher-Training in ESP Best Practices

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I received an e-mail recently from a TESOL ESPer conducting teacher-training in ESP best practices. I assume that some of you may be doing the same. In this regard, you may find the following resources to be … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment