Tag Archives: ESP

Guest Writer: Technology in an Adult Ed ESL Program

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Realizing that readers of the TESOL Blog teach in a wide variety of contexts, I invited a colleague, Darrin Hetrick, whose students are very different from my own, to share his experiences with technology in the classroom. For those of … Continue reading

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Transforming Students Into Researchers and Leaders

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! One of my passions has been preparing my undergraduate students in Japan for their leadership roles in the future. What I have been learning in this regard is also important for ESPers. In this TESOL Blog post, … Continue reading

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David Kertzner’s Two Cents on Technology in ESP

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! As an ESPer, I listen to David Kertzner when he talks. Why? I expect to learn something. David’s company, Proactive English, is described on its website as “a web-integrated, English language and communication training provider serving multinational … Continue reading

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Disney Music for Business English Training

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! How do you get your students to visualize certain business situations when you are in the classroom? For such visualization, I have found Disney’s “Behind the Mic” video of the song “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen … Continue reading

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An ESP Project of the Incoming TESOL ESP-IS Chair

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! One of the benefits of being on the steering committee of the ESP Interest Section is that you are able to meet all of the other leaders. In previous blog posts, I have focused on current and former … Continue reading

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Analyzing Communication in an Article About Professional Performance

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In order to enhance my ability to train professionals in specific fields, I am always looking for examples of outstanding professional communication. In this connection, have you ever read an article that focuses on the actions of professionals (such … Continue reading

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Two Conferences for ESPers in Asia in 2015

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! With the new year approaching quickly, I thought that I would share with you information about two conferences in Asia. The first conference will be held in Taiwan on 25–26 April 2015. Please see the information below … Continue reading

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ESPers as Active Learners

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! As an ESP practitioner, how often do you find yourself in the role of a student? In this TESOL Blog post, I will focus on the ESPer’s role as a learner based on some of my own … Continue reading

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The Personal Brands of ESPers

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! As an ESPer, what do you consider to be your area of expertise? Do you specialize in working with a specific group of professionals such as medical doctors or lawyers? Do you excel in training others to make … Continue reading

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Connecting Career Education, Women, and TESOL Leadership

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! How do you prepare your female students for success in the workplace? A Ted Talk that addresses gender inequality in workplace training recently inspired me. That TED Talk, titled “The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get,” provides … Continue reading

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