Tag Archives: esp leadership

Trust, Leadership, and Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I recently watched the commencement address of an MBA student at Harvard Business School with great interest. In an article that appeared on the Poets & Quants website, the commencement address of Casey Gerald was referred to … Continue reading

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ESP Interview Training: Identifying Leadership

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In an organizational leadership seminar that I teach at KUIS in Japan, we were looking closely at behavioral-based interview questions in the career guide of a large university in the United States. All of the questions seemed … Continue reading

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Teaching Business Case Studies From a Leadership Perspective

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In Japan, the school year starts in April. In one of my classes for undergraduate students in the International Business Career (IBC) major at Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), I teach business case studies. I have … Continue reading

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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

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ESP Program Development Resources

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Program Development Resources From TESOL ESP-IS Chair-Elect, Kristin Ekkens Hello ESPers, worldwide! I really enjoy finding and sharing great resources. In an article that I read in the most recent TESOL ESP-IS Newsletter, I found two more websites to share! In … Continue reading

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Looking at Communication Through a Leadership Lens

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I have recently been looking at the world through a lens of leadership. As I view people communicating, I adapt the classic research question of “What is going on here?” (See the “thick description” of Geertz) into … Continue reading

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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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The Need for ESPers to Enhance Their Leadership Skills

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Have you ever thought about how ESP and leadership are related? In my mind, they are clearly connected through the concept of “buy in.” However, I am looking at ESP from an EOP/EOS (English for occupational purposes/English … Continue reading

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