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 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.