Tag Archives: English for Specific Purposes

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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Global Resources in ESP: Two books on Professional Communication

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I am more excited than ever about the future of ESP because there is a growing need worldwide for communication skills in professional and academic settings. At TESOL 2013, I came across a wonderful book at the … Continue reading

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The TESOL Symposium Facilitating Learning Through Student Empowerment: An Overview

Maria Antonia Irizarry
Maria Antonia Irizarry

Editor’s Note: The symposium papers discussed in this blog posting are available in the TESOL Resource Center. Just click on “Find a Resource” and then in the top dropdown menu, choose “White Papers & Live Events.” The TESOL Symposium “Facilitating … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: Focus on Self-Directed Learning

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! One of my favorite things to tell my students is that they should study English 24/7 (24 hours a day, seven days a week).  Of course, my students understand that I am exaggerating to a certain extent.  … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: A Virtual Seminar on Principled ESP

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! On 3 October, three past chairs (including me) of the TESOL ESP Interest Section, together with participants from around the world, co-constructed a unique virtual seminar experience. The title of the virtual seminar was “Principled ESP—Best Practices … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: Considering the Integration of Language and Content

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! As an educator, I find it helpful to become familiar with important approaches to language learning that may not be considered “principled ESP” but that sometimes may be related. Therefore, I would like to share with you … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: The Impact of Professional Communication Research on Organizational Communication

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I would like to share with you an outstanding book chapter that addresses issues in organizational communication from the point of view of the professional communication researcher (in contrast to the view of the trainer).

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Global Resources and Leadership Development in ESP: Check out the SBA

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Are you looking for a great site to teach the content and language of entrepreneurship?  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers free online courses for starting a business. I also recommend checking out the following free … Continue reading

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Global Resources and Leadership Development in ESP: Teach a Man to Fish!

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello ESPers worldwide!  I am sure that many of you have heard the famous quote that goes something like, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him … Continue reading

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Global Resources and Leadership Development in ESP: ESP Resources for Training Young Entrepreneurs

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello ESPers worldwide! At Kanda University of International Studies, my university in Japan, we will have the privilege of hearing Mr. Adnan Mahmud talk about leadership and entrepreneurship to undergraduates and unemployed adults preparing to enter or re-enter the workforce. Mr. … Continue reading

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