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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: Robert Connor

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, you will read about Dr. Robert T. Connor, who is the current chair of the TESOL ESP Interest Section. (Before becoming the ESPIS chair, he had been coeditor of ESP News, the … Continue reading

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Teaching Negotiation in Leadership Terms to ELLs

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In Japan, I sometimes have the learners in a class stand and look at the board on which I have written the word “negotiation.” I then say to the students, “You can sit down when you have … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Marvin Hoffland

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, you will read the ESP project leader profile of Marvin Hoffland. In addition to his activity on the ESPIS steering board, he is a senior lecturer of English and Economics at the … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Anne Lomperis

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, you will read the ESP project leader profile of Anne Lomperis, who has been an English for occupational purposes (EOP) leader in the English for Specific Purposes Interest Section (ESPIS) for many … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Kristin Ekkens

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Welcome to this first TESOL Blog post on the professional communication of ESP project leaders! In what follows, you will be able to read the profile of Kristin Ekkens. In addition, you will be able to interact … Continue reading

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7 Magic Steps Toward Developing Teachers as Leaders

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog With all the educational reforms around the world and increased demand for teacher accountability and more rigorous student learning outcomes, the need to engage teachers in professional development has never been as urgent as it is … 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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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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Trust, Leadership, and Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I recently watched the commencement address of an MBA student at Harvard Business School with great interest. In an article that appeared on the Poets & Quants website, the commencement address of Casey Gerald was referred to … Continue reading

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