Tag Archives: professional development

Academic Earth: Free Education for All

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Over a year ago, I wrote about free MOOCs for educators and mentioned Coursera and edX as good sites to find valuable courses for professional development. The importance of professional development can never be underestimated, so today, I want to … Continue reading

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Excellent Academic Journals to Stay Up-to-Date in EL Writing

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In one of my previous blog posts, I introduced five journals concerned with different issues in second language writing.  There are obviously other academic journals in the field that publish articles related both to research in second language writing and … Continue reading

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Taking Risks in ESP – A Sign of Expertise?

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! What does it mean to take risks as an ESP practitioner? Is such risk-taking a sign of expertise? This TESOL Blog post is inspired by an article in the area of professional communication that I first read … Continue reading

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Learning from ESPers Around the World

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! One of the things that I value most about being involved in TESOL is the opportunity to connect with ESPers around the world. Accordingly, I have been asking myself the following questions: In what contexts do we … Continue reading

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Resources: A Post-TESOL 2014 Reading List

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Guest Author

A Guest Post by Walton Burns Walton Burns has taught English for 13 years, starting in the Peace Corps in Vanuautu. Since then, he’s worked around the world. His  students have been Kazakh oil executives, Afghan high school students, and Chinese … Continue reading

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Teaching Business Case Studies From a Leadership Perspective

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In Japan, the school year starts in April. In one of my classes for undergraduate students in the International Business Career (IBC) major at Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), I teach business case studies. I have … Continue reading

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TESOL 2014 for ESPers Worldwide!

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! The TESOL 2014 International Convention & English Language Expo is taking place from 26–29 March in Portland, Oregon, USA! How do you get the most out of the convention? My suggestion is that you conduct a personal … Continue reading

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Turn to TESOL for Online Professional Development

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

In honor of the TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo that is happening in Portland, Oregon next week, today’s online resource is straight from TESOL. Most of my posts have been about resources you can use with students, but … Continue reading

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TESOL 2013 Graduate and Doctoral Student Forums Combine for Memorable Day

Elena Andrei
Elena Andrei

The TESOL Graduate Forum and the TESOL Doctoral Forum are wonderful one-day events usually held the Wednesday before the TESOL Annual Convention & English Language Expo. If you are a graduate student in TESOL, ESL/EFL, or applied linguistics, I would … Continue reading

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$5.69 Professional Development

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

Welcome to the online discussion about Professional Development on a shoestring budget! When reflecting on Rehab Rajab’s article I thought a lot about the ways in which I participate in low cost professional development activities. I have to admit although … Continue reading

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