Making the Transition from ESL to ESP
A Six-Week Session - TESOL EVONLINE 2005 - Jan 17-Feb 26
Meet the Moderators
Christine Parkhurst has been teaching ESP/ Health Communication
at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences since 1980.
The students at MCPHS are all health science majors in eight different
degree programs, including Pharmacy, Physician Assistant and Nursing
majors. She has a Maitrise in Applied Linguistics from Universite de
Nice (France,) where she taught English and Science majors for five
years in the 1970's. The experience of getting a Maitrise in Linguistics
in French made her permanently sympathetic to students trying to do
graduate work in another language. Teaching Science majors at Universite
de Nice introduced her to ESP/ English for Science and Technology.
Buthaina Al-Othman teaches EFL and ESP in the Faculty of Science,
at Kuwait University. She has been using a blended teaching and learning
approach, in her ESP/English for Science and EFL Remedial classes since
she started her teaching career in Spring 2001. She completed her master's
degree in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages, (TESOL)
from the State University of New York, (SUNY), Albany, since 2000.
©2004 Buthaina al-Othman