Tag Archives: ESP

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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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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