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Webinar: Protecting World Heritage: ESP Training for Angkor Park Rangers

  • 1.  Webinar: Protecting World Heritage: ESP Training for Angkor Park Rangers

    Posted 17-12-2022 09:01 PM
    English for Specific Purposes Interest Section (ESP-IS) Webinar

    Mark Monday, January 30, 2023 on your calendars for a special ESP-IS webinar: ESP Training for Angkor Park Rangers. This webinar will be led by two very experienced ESP professionals, Kitty Johnson and Margaret van Naerssen.

    Summary: In Cambodia, a unique English for Specific Purposes pilot project was designed for training temple rangers in the Angkor World Heritage Site. Needs analyses identified the rangers' English needs when communicating with visitors about The Visitor Code of Conduct and other issues. The needs are addressed by authentic and relevant materials and tasks and adapted during the pilot.

    Kitty Johnson is a teacher and teacher trainer with more than 30 years of overseas and US experience. She has developed curricula for language learners and language teachers, designed and facilitated training and trainer-of-trainer courses, and written materials for a variety of ESP courses. She has been a RELO, an English Language Fellow, a Soros Teaching Fellow, and a Peace Corps Response Volunteer, Her most recent short-term projects have been in Uzbekistan and Albania. She received her MA TESOL from California State University, Los Angeles. Kitty currently lives in Washington, DC.

    Margaret van Naerssen, Ph.D. Applied Linguistics (University of Southern California). Third Chair TESOL ESP IS. Co-director (with Chinese colleague) UCLA --Chinese Academy of Sciences, Graduate English Language Center in Beijing. Some assignments include the Department of State, Fulbright Commission, USAID, Asia Foundation, and independent opportunities. Co-author SciTech with Moya Brennan

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