Tag Archives: ESP

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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Yinghuei Chen on the ESP Conference for Greater China

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! At the IS Leaders’ Workshop at TESOL 2012, a photo was taken of the immediate past chair (Kevin Knight), the chair (Najma Janjua), and the chair-elect (Yinghuei Chen) of the ESP Interest Section of TESOL. Najma aptly referred … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: Kickstarter!

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! At Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Chiba, Japan, I have been fortunate to be able to create and teach courses that focus on the following subjects: business communication, business strategy, business management, marketing, business creation, … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: A Post-College Exam in the US

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! The recent news about the post-college exam in the United States has caused me to think about how we can best prepare our students for employment. Here are links to two articles on the post-college exam: MSN … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: Free Research From the University of California

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I am always on the lookout for free resources that I can share with other ESPers. That is why I was especially pleased to read about the decision of the University of California to open its research … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: A New Book on Professional Communication in Healthcare

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! If you are engaged in English for medical purposes (EMP), then the following publication should be of interest to you. Candlin, S., & Roger, P. (2013). Communication and professional relationships in healthcare practice. Sheffield, England: Equinox. According … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: Teacher-Training in ESP Best Practices

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I received an e-mail recently from a TESOL ESPer conducting teacher-training in ESP best practices. I assume that some of you may be doing the same. In this regard, you may find the following resources to be … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: Two books on Professional Communication

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I am more excited than ever about the future of ESP because there is a growing need worldwide for communication skills in professional and academic settings. At TESOL 2013, I came across a wonderful book at the … Continue reading

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The TESOL Symposium Facilitating Learning Through Student Empowerment: An Overview

Maria Antonia Irizarry
Maria Antonia Irizarry

Editor’s Note: The symposium papers discussed in this blog posting are available in the TESOL Resource Center. Just click on “Find a Resource” and then in the top dropdown menu, choose “White Papers & Live Events.” The TESOL Symposium “Facilitating … Continue reading

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Global Resources in ESP: A Virtual Seminar on Principled ESP

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! On 3 October, three past chairs (including me) of the TESOL ESP Interest Section, together with participants from around the world, co-constructed a unique virtual seminar experience. The title of the virtual seminar was “Principled ESP—Best Practices … Continue reading

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