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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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Under the Ice in a Business English Class in Japan

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! One thing that I really like about the classroom is the opportunity to “create” on the spot. I love those “magical moments” when seemingly unconnected things are brought together to make a lesson. The joy is in … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Robin Sulkosky

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP Project Leader Profile, we meet Robin Sulkosky, who is a leader in the TESOL ESPIS, as you will read below. Born and raised in central Alabama, Robin currently lives in Japan with his wife, … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Prithvi Shrestha

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! It is my privilege to be able to introduce to you Dr. Prithvi Shrestha, who has worked closely with the TESOL ESPIS over the years in his role as a leader of the IATEFL ESP Special Interest … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Tarana Patel

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Tarana ​Patel is the​ founder of learnEd, LLC with a base in Los Angeles and an office in Ahmedabad, India. Early career starters and corporate employees are learnEd’s primary audience. learnEd​’s first entrepreneurial effort was an internship program … 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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ESP Project Leader Profile: Yilin Sun

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP Project Leader Profile, you will read about a former president of TESOL International Association—Dr. Yilin Sun. Here is a portion of her bio on the TESOL website: Yilin Sun has served as president of … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Ismaeil Fazel

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Ismaeil Fazel is an EAP professional and instructor (UBC-Ritsumeikan Program) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has also earned, as part of his doctoral program, a subspecialization in measurement, evaluation, and research methodology … Continue reading

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Leadership Communication In Business English Class

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I recently had the opportunity to discuss the contents of a TED Talk (titled “This Is Your Brain On Communication“) with adult learners in a business English class. In the process of explaining the video to the … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Jigang Cai

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Jigang Cai is a full professor at the Foreign Languages and Literature Department of Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Jigang is currently president of the China EAP Association and vice president of the Chinese Association for ESP. In … Continue reading

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