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Anaheim University will hold a 4-day residential session for its Online Master of Arts (MA in TESOL) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in TESOL degree programs on the campus of California State University Fullerton in Orange County, California from Thursday, August 8 to Sunday, August 11th, 2013. The session will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday to Monday and from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday.

Further details regarding facilities and registration are to be announced.

MA TESOL residential sessionMA TESOL students and faculty at 2011 residential session

David Nunan and Jun Liu at Anaheim University TESOL Conference BoothProfessors David Nunan and Jun Liu at 2012 TESOL Conference in PhiladelphiaProfessors David Nunan and Jun Liu at 2012 TESOL Conference in PhiladelphiaAnaheim University TESOL Professors David Nunan and Jun Liu at 2012 TESOL Conference in PhiladelphiaAnaheim University administrators, faculty and students attended online education, Applied Linguistics, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) conferences in March, 2012.

From March 15-17, Anaheim University Administrators hosted an information booth at the 2012 Computer Using Educators (CUE) Association Conference in Palm Springs, California.

Anaheim University faculty and administrators attended the 2012 American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference in Boston, MA from March 24 to March 27. In addition to hosting an information booth, Anaheim University TESOL Chair Dr. Rod Ellis and Anaheim University TESOL Professor Dr. Mary Ann Christison presented at the conference.

MaryAnn Christison receives Alatis TESOL AwardMaryAnn Christison Receives Alatis TESOL AwardStudents, faculty and administrators were in attendance at the 2012 TESOL Conference in Philadelphia, PA.  Anaheim University's TESOL faculty who were in attendance included AU Graduate School of Education Dean Dr. David Nunan and TESOL Professors Dr. Kathleen Bailey, Dr. Denise Murray, Dr. Mary Ann Christison, Dr. Jun Liu, Dr. Andy Curtis,  Dr. Martha Cummings and Dr. Gary Barkhuizen.  At the conference, in addition to each professor giving individual presentations, Dr. Mary Ann Christison was awarded the coveted James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL, Dr. Jun Liu gave a plenary presentation, and Dr. David Nunan, Dr. Kathleen Bailey, Dr. Denise Murray, Dr. Martha Cummings and Dr. Ken Beatty gave a colloquium on the challenges of online education in TESOL.  Ken Beatty presented during the colloquium via live online broadcast from Vancouver, Canada using Anaheim University's state-of-the-art High Definition Webcam Classroom system.  Dr. David Nunan also held two book signings during the event for his most recent textbook "Teaching English to Young Learners" published by Anaheim University Press.  Anaheim University MA in TESOL and TESOL Certificate students and graduates stopped by Anaheim University's TESOL booth to meet with AU administrators and to say hello to their fellow students and alumni around the world through video clips shot at the booth and uploaded to Anaheim University's Facebook site.


Dr. Ruth Wajrnyb (1948-2012), Anaheim University Graduate School of Education TESOL Professor Emeritus, passed away on June 30, 2012. A distinguished linguist, who was known for her theory on Dictogloss, was one of the founding professors of the Anaheim University online MA in TESOL degree program. In addition to being a teacher trainer and linguistics expert, Dr. Wajrnyb was known as the "Words Woman" in her weekly column in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Beatty LEAP CoverKen Beatty's latest textbook

Anaheim University Graduate School of Education TESOL Professor Dr. Ken Beatty's most recent textbook  Learning English for Academic Purposes: Listening and Speaking, has been published by Pearson Canada.  

Learning English for Academic Purposes features a cross-curricular approach to teaching students the skills they need to thrive in a real-life academic context, while helping them develop academic vocabulary in a range of disciplines and apply critical thinking skills to a variety of global issues. Written by renowned Canadian authors Dr. Ken Beatty and Julia Williams, this new edition of the successful EAP book for high-intermediate to advanced students is now available in two complementary strands: Listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing. The two books cover eight similar academic themes but from different perspectives. The chapters are built around warm-up and final assignments that have students progress toward greater autonomy, while challenging texts and tasks call for students to reflect critically on the learning content. As well as teaching language skills and emphasizing vocabulary development, LEAP equips students with all the necessary skills and strategies to thrive in the academic world in English.

Dr. Ken Beatty is an expert in the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Dr. Beatty is the author/co-author of more than 100 textbooks for Pearson, Longman, Oxford University Press, Thomson, Heinle & Heinle and Hong Kong Educational Press including English as a Second Language textbooks and readers from the primary through university levels. Although most of these focus on various aspects of English as a Second Language, he also writes and reviews on the topic of CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning). He is involved in electronic media and was Academic Advisor to Hong Kong's Educational Television from 1998 to 2004. Dr. Beatty taught the last 15 years at universities in the UAE, the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. He holds a PhD in Curriculum Studies from the University of Hong Kong.