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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Kevin Knight, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Robert T. Connor, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT: ENGAGE, ENRICH, EMPOWER AT TESOL 2017!
Esther Perez Apple, Perez Apple & Company, Miami, Florida, USA
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INCREASING AUTHENTICITY IN ESP AND LSP ASSESSMENT: INSIDERS' VIEWS
Margaret van Naerssen, Independent Consultant, Pennsylvania, USA

We know involving workplace/subject matter specialists is a best practice in ESP/LSP when customizing training for specific populations. Such insiders can uniquely contribute to needs analyses, program design and test development by providing assessment criteria appropriate to communications in their communities. This article revisits Jacoby’s concept of Indigenous Assessment Criteria, showing how insiders’ intuitive insights can help us drill deep for more authenticity. Read More

WRITING FOR ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATION: WHAT CAN ESP OFFER?
Ismaeil Fazel, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

As an ESP professional, have you ever considered being involved in designing and delivering writing for publication programs? How can we, ESPers, best prepare professionals and academics to write to publish? Read More

THE ROLE OF LEADERSHIP DISCOURSE RESEARCH IN INTERVIEW TRAINING SUCCESS
Kevin Knight, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan

Have you ever considered how job interview questions may be asking (in different ways) about leadership? How do you prepare your L2 learners to respond effectively to such job interview questions in English? Read More

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