Tag Archives: ESP

An ESP Poetry Tale: The Kenneth Rexroth Symposium at KUIS

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! As April is U.S. National Poetry month, I was asked to submit a poetry-related blog post. I actually do have an ESP-related story to tell. In the year 2007, a poetry symposium on Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) was … Continue reading

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TESOL 2014 for ESPers Worldwide!

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! The TESOL 2014 International Convention & English Language Expo is taking place from 26–29 March in Portland, Oregon, USA! How do you get the most out of the convention? My suggestion is that you conduct a personal … Continue reading

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Identifying Opportunities for ESP Training

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! My own professional background includes experience developing and implementing corporate training programs. For this reason, I often view ESP from a business perspective where client satisfaction is a top priority. In this regard, the challenge is to … Continue reading

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Global Connections With e-Portfolios: Web-Based Dossiers

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I was reading a TESOL Blog post by TESOL President Deena Boraie, who asks two key questions: What is the future of English language teaching and learning in specific contexts? What kind of English is needed in each … Continue reading

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ESP and Genre Analysis

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! At Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Chiba, Japan, I am focused on preparing my undergraduate students for success in their business careers. In this regard, I have recently been considering how I can more effectively … Continue reading

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An ESP Story About Interview Training

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In the fall of 2013, an undergraduate student at my university in Japan approached me and asked me to coach him for a job interview with the government. I am happy to report that the student was … 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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