Global Resources and Leadership Development in ESP: Sharing ESP Blogs
Hello ESPers worldwide!
This will be a short communication as TESOL 2012 is nearly here, and I know that some of our colleagues have already left for Philadelphia.
Before I make the long trip myself, I wanted to share with you the blog of Evan Frendo titled English for the workplace: Sharing thoughts with teachers and trainers of business English and ESP.
I was especially pleased when Evan informed me that his blog has a page containing links to other blogs that may be of interest to ESPers worldwide: Check it out!
Finally, I have high hopes that TESOL 2012 will be a milestone in the creation of an ESP global resource center. Be sure to attend the Open Meeting of the TESOL ESP Interest Section on Thursday, 29 March from 5 to 6:30 pm in Room 105-A of the Convention Center.
I look forward to seeing many of you in person soon, and I’ll be online again after the TESOL Convention!
About Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight (PhD in Linguistics, MBA, MPIA) is an associate professor in the Department of International Communication (International Business Career major) and has also been working in the Career Education Center of Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan. In the TESOL ESP Interest Section (ESPIS), he has served as chair and English in occupational settings (EOS) representative, and he is currently the ESPIS community manager. He was also a member of the Governance Review Task Force (GRTF) appointed by the board of directors. In addition, he has been a TESOL blogger in the area of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). He has more than 30 years of professional experience working for private, public, and academic sector institutions including Sony and the Japan Patent Office. His doctoral research on leadership communication (i.e., discourse) as a basis for leadership development was under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Christopher Candlin and Dr. Alan Jones.