Tag Archives: leadership communication

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: Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! It has been almost 1 year since the ESP project leader profiles were announced in April 2015. In this TESOL Blog post, you will read the 14th ESP project leader profile! It is my pleasure to take … Continue reading

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How Can We Make TESOL’s Interest Sections More Effective?

TESOL International Association
TESOL International Association

Editor’s Note: This post is an update on the activities of TESOL’s Interest Section Task Force from task force members Tamara Jones and Joe McVeigh. Joe is also the chair. TESOL Interest Sections serve the association and its members in … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: David Kertzner

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, you will read the ESP project leader profile of David Kertzner. David’s company, ProActive English, offers on-site business English and communication training. Outside of his company, David has been active in the TESOL ESP … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Ethel Swartley

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, you will read the ESP project leader profile of Ethel Swartley. In each of the (six in total) ESP project leader profiles that have been posted previously, the focus has been on English for occupational … Continue reading

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Teaching Leadership With the World’s First $9 Computer

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In the first two ESP project leader profiles (Kristin Ekkens and Charles Hall), we have been able to gain insights into how these two leaders communicated to influence stakeholders and to achieve success in the healthcare industry … 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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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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Look Into My Eyes…and Learn Unforgettable Vocabulary!

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Sometimes, you get lucky.  A planned activity that you hope will be moderately interesting and instructive turns into a runaway success.  Here’s one: Inspired by a recent article in the New York Times that reported that reading Chekhov was the best … Continue reading

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