kathi-baileyKathleen Bailey, Ph.D.

TESOL Professor:

Kathleen M. Bailey, a Past President of TESOL (1998-1999) and International Research Foundation for English Language Education Chair (TIRF), received her M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (1976) and her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (1982) from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). Dr. Bailey is Professor of TESOL in Anaheim University's Graduate School of Education. She also works full-time as a professor of Applied Linguistics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. She was the Director of the TESOL M.A. Program there for six years and the Director of the Intensive English as a Second Language Program for three years. In addition, she was instrumental in developing the Monterey Institute's Certificate in Language Program Administration. She is a recipient of the Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Post-secondary Teaching on the Monterey Peninsula, the Monterey Institute's Teaching Excellence Award 2006 and the James E. Alatis Award for service to TESOL 2007.

Dr. Bailey has worked with language teachers in Japan, Korea, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Uruguay, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, Trinidad, Czechoslovakia, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, and the United States. From 1992 to 1995 she was a member of the TESOL Executive Board and the USIA English Teaching Advisory Panel. She is a member of the editorial boards of IRAL, Language Teaching Research, the Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, and the Modern Language Journal. She taught in TESOL Summer Institutes at Georgetown, Northern Arizona, San Francisco State, Michigan State, and Iowa State Universities, as well as St. Michael's College, and directed the 1986 program at the University of Hawaii. In 1996-97 she taught EFL in the English Language Teaching Unit at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Bailey's research interests include teacher education and development, second language acquisition, language testing, classroom research, research methodology, and sociolinguistics. She has co-edited five books: (1) Foreign Teaching Assistants in U.S. Universities, (2) Second Language Acquisition Studies: Series in Second Language Research, (3) New Ways in Teaching Speaking, (4) the proceedings of the 1986 Language Teaching Research Colloquium, and (5) Voices from the Language Classroom. She is the co-author (with Dick Allwright) of Focus on the Language Classroom: An Introduction to Classroom Research for Language Teachers (Cambridge University Press). Two of her books, Learning About Language Assessment: Dilemmas, Decisions and Directions and Pursuing Professional Development: The Self as Source (co-authored with Andy Curtis and David Nunan), were published by Heinle and Heinle. Her most recent books are Practical English Language Teaching: Speaking (McGraw-Hill) and Language Teacher Supervision: A Case-based Approach (Cambridge University Press).

Message from Kathleen Bailey, Ph.D.

Hello and welcome to Anaheim University's MA in TESOL.
I have been involved in English language teaching and language teacher education for over thirty years, and I still find the field as interesting as it was when I was first starting out. In this profession we meet people from all over the world, touch their lives, and help them improve their own situations through language learning.
My own particular research interests are in classroom observation, teacher supervision and development, content-based instruction, and language assessment. I also particularly enjoy the teaching of speaking. I am looking forward to discussing these and other issues in applied linguistics with you, both online and in our face-to-face sessions.


Books and Monograph

  • Nunan, D. & Bailey, K.M. (2008). Exploring Second Language Classroom Research: A Comprehensive Guide . Boston: Heinle.
  • Bailey, K.M. & Santos, M.G. (2008). Research on ESL in U.S. Community Colleges: People, Programs, and Potential (The Michigan Series on Teaching Academic English in U.S. Post-Secondary Programs) . Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Bailey, K.M. (2006). Language teacher supervision: A casebook of critical incidents . New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bailey, K.M. (2005). Practical English language teaching: Speaking . New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Bailey, K.M., Curtis, A., & Nunan, D. (2001). Pursuing professional development: The self as source . Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Bailey, K.M. (1999). Washback in language testing . (TOEFL Monograph Series, MS 15). Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.
  • Bailey, K.M. (1998). Learning about language assessment: Dilemmas, decisions and directions . Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Bailey, K.M., & Nunan, D. (eds.). (1996). Voices from the language classroom: Qualitative research on second language education . New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bailey, K.M., & Savage, L. (eds.). (1994). New ways in teaching speaking . Arlington, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
  • Allwright, R.A., & Bailey, K.M. (1991). Focus on the language classroom: An introduction to classroom research for language teachers. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bailey, K.M., Dale, T.L., & Clifford, R.T. (eds.). (1987). Language testing research: Selected papers from the 1986 Colloquium . Monterey, CA: Defense Language Institute.
  • Bailey, K.M., Pialorsi, F., & Zukowski/Faust, J. (eds.). (1984). Foreign teaching assistants in U.S. universities . Washington, DC: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA).
  • Bailey, K.M., Long, M.H., & Peck, S. (eds.). (1983). Second language acquisition studies: Series in second language acquisition research . Rowley, MA: Newbury House.

Selected Recent Articles and Chapters

  • Bailey, K.M. (2006). Issues in teaching speaking skills to adult ESOL learners. In J. Comins, B. Garner, and C. Smith (Eds.), Review of adult learning and literacy, Volume 6: Connecting research, policy, and practice (113-164). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Bailey, K.M. (2005). Looking back down the road: A recent history of language classroom research. Review of Applied Linguistics in China, 1, 6-47.
  • Bailey, K.M. (2004). Promoting our own professional development through reflective teaching journals. The New Zealand Language Teacher, 30 , 10-16.
  • Bailey, K.M. (2003). Language teaching journals and reflective teaching. In A. Pulverness (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2003 IATEFL Conference (80-91). Whitstable, UK: IATEFL.
  • Bailey, K.M. (2003). Speaking. In D. Nunan (Ed.), Practical English language teaching (47-66). New York: McGraw-Hill Contemporary.
  • Bailey, K.M. (2002). What I learned from being TESOL president. In Edge, J. (Ed.) Continuing professional development: Some of our perspectives (32-38). Whitstable, UK: IATEFL.
  • Bailey, K.M. (2002). Twenty questions about action research. PASAA: A Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 32 , 3-18.
  • Bailey, K.M. (2002). Action research, teacher research, and classroom research in language teaching. In M. Celce-Murcia (Ed.), Teaching English as a second or foreign language (3rd ed., 489-498). Boston: Heinle and Heinle.
  • Bailey, K.M. (1998). Approaches to empirical research in instructional language settings. In H. Byrnes (Ed.), Perspectives in research and scholarship in second language learning (75-104). New York: Modern Language Association.
  • Bailey, K.M. (1997). Reflective teaching: Situating our stories. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, 7 , 1-19.
  • Bailey, K.M. (1996). Working for washback: A review of the washback concept in language testing. Language Testing, 13 (3), 257-279.