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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