Tag Archives: English for Specific Purposes

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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