Tag Archives: English for Specific Purposes

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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Teaching Leadership With the World’s First $9 Computer

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In the first two ESP project leader profiles (Kristin Ekkens and Charles Hall), we have been able to gain insights into how these two leaders communicated to influence stakeholders and to achieve success in the healthcare industry … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Charles Hall

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this second TESOL Blog post on the professional communication of ESP project leaders, you will read the profile of Charles Hall.

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Inspiration for ESP Collaboration: GPS at UCSD

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! At the same time that TESOL International Association is making changes to its governance, the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies  (IR/PS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is changing its name. The new … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Learners for the Unexpected

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In the training that we do as ESP practitioners, we are often preparing our students to do something that they will be expected to do. For example, we may be preparing students for presentations that they will … Continue reading

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ESP Giants at TESOL 2015 in Toronto!

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! If you were able to attend the conference in Toronto, I would love to hear your voice in the comments to this TESOL Blog post below! Since I was unable to attend the conference this year, I … Continue reading

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David Kertzner’s Two Cents on Technology in ESP

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! As an ESPer, I listen to David Kertzner when he talks. Why? I expect to learn something. David’s company, Proactive English, is described on its website as “a web-integrated, English language and communication training provider serving multinational … Continue reading

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