Tag Archives: ESP

One Side of ESP: English for Occupational Purposes

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! One thing that I have really enjoyed about my career in ESP has been the opportunity to work in academic and occupational settings. In other words, I have been able to create and/or teach ESP courses in … 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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ESP with a little e: Identifying and Meeting Learner Needs

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! One-on-one conversations with our students are valuable because we can often learn about their specific needs for English language communication skills. Such needs are not always apparent and not always covered in a particular kind of English class. … Continue reading

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ESP, Trust, and Empowerment

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! When I first came to Japan in the mid 80s, I was a relatively young teacher. I recall working with mid-level managers in the training center of a large Sony factory. Sometimes the managers would disagree with … 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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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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