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June 12, 2007

Industry Events- Symposium on Teaching ESP

Hello Readers,

Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) can be a challenging field. In some schools, ESP teachers each are experts in their own field like Business, Finance, or Academic English. In many schools, though, ESP teachers are expected to be knowledgeable, flexible, and resourceful enough to teach whatever comes their way, be it Medical English for Nurses or Accounting for beginners. If you've found yourself in this situation, then you might be interested in ...

... attending the TESOL Symposium on Teaching English for Specific Purposes, which will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2007, at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The symposium will explore both English for academic purposes and English for Business purposes and will discuss the following issues:

* Curriculum development
* Course design
* Materials development and evaluation
* Assessment
* The role of the ESP teacher

Speakers will include Donna Brinton, Almut Koester, and Thomas Orr.

For those who register before June 22nd, 2007, the cost will be $20; otherwise the cost will be $30/person.

For more information about registering for this event, go to the following link: http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/sec_document.asp?CID=250&DID=7541

Until next time,

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

*For the COMPLETE list of Industry Events mentioned on ESL-Lesson-Plan, click HERE!

About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students of all ages and levels. She worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at June 12, 2007 03:29 AM

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