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Leadership Updates
FROM THE EDITORS
Robert Connor, PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA & David Kertzner, ProActive English, Portland, Oregon, USA
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FROM THE CHAIR: THE YEAR OF THE HORSE - A TIME TO IMPROVE
Yinghuei Chen, International College, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
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FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT: EXPLORE, SUSTAIN, RENEW AT TESOL 2014!

Kristin Ekkens, C3 Consulting LLC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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NO TEACHER LEFT BEHIND?

Evan Frendo, Freelance Business English Trainer, Teacher Trainer, and Author, Berlin, Germany

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Articles
CUSTOMIZING ESP COURSES TO SUPPORT CONTENT COURSES
Rhonda Petree & Charlie Lavin, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, Wisconsis. USA

Rhonda Petree and Charlie Lavin share what they learned by attending the English for Specific Purposes: A TESOL International Academy in São Paulo, Brazil (September 2013) and how they are applying their learning to the English Language Transition Program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Read More

ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES IN AFGHANISTAN: THE HERAT UNIVERSITY ESP PROJECT
Suzanne M. Griffin, PhD, Senior English Language and Curriculum Specialist, Seattle, Washington, USA, and Kabul, Afghanistan
The Herat University ESP project in Kabul, Afghanistan, is working with English language instructors to deliver relevant ESP instruction, to develop quality ESP textbooks in nine target disciplines, and to promote partnerships between English language instructors and instructors in target disciplines. Suzanne Griffin shares her experience leading the program. Read More
WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS: A SOCIAL EVENT
Constance A. Leonard, Instructor, United States Air Force Academy

Constance Leonard has redesigned an English for academic purposes course at the United States Air Force Academy. Learn about her efforts to address challenges presented by a diverse population that includes 57 international cadets from 29 countries, many of whom have never lived or studied outside their country. Read More

CONFERENCE PREVIEW - LOTS OF ESP NUGGETS IN THE PROGRAM, BUT YOU HAVE TO LOOK!
Robert Connor, PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Robert Connor highlights ESP sessions at the TESOL Convention that might have flown under the radar—but not anymore! He reminds everyone that the Precis Abstract Management System is a useful way to find sessions of interest, but one should still enjoy flipping through pages of the TESOL program on Day 1. Read More

BEYOND BEST PRACTICES: STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT AT HIGH LEVELS OF DECISION MAKING or, An Expanded Imperative for EOP Teacher Training
Anne E. Lomperis, Language Training Designs, Montgomery Village, Maryland, USA

After hearing a presentation on language planning and language policy at TESOL one year, a colleague with wide experience in ESP came up and asked the speaker, “How did you ever think of such things in the first place?” Anne Lomperis offers a response to this important question. Read More

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From Nellie Deutsch's Post on the TESOL Community Web site (December 13, 2013)
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