Anaheim University's faculty of globally acclaimed linguists were hosted by California State University Fullerton at an open TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Seminar on Saturday, November 1st. The sessions were conducted by professors from Anaheim University's Graduate School of Education including Anaheim University's Dean Dr. David Nunan, Chair of the School of Education Dr. Rod Ellis and TESOL Professor Dr. Kathleen Bailey. Dr. David Nunan is former President of the world's largest language teaching organization TESOL and the world's leading author of over 100 English language teaching textbooks and journals with worldwide textbook sales exceeding 1,000,000,000. Dr. Rod Ellis is known throughout the world as one of the foremost thought leaders in Second Language Acquisition and Dr. Kathleen Bailey is a former TESOL President and renowned American linguist.
The event, which was held on the campus of California State University Fullerton was open to the public at no charge. TESOL faculty and students from local colleges and universities including UCLA, USC, California State University Long Beach, California State University Fullerton, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Alliant International University, University of California Irvine, California Baptist University, Chapman University, Soka University, Long Beach City College, Orange Coast College, Irvine Valley College, Santiago Canyon College, were in attendance. During the session, Dr. Rod Ellis spoke on Learning Beliefs and Language Learning, Dr. Kathleen Bailey spoke on What is this thing called innovation and David Nunan spoke on Shifting Sands: The evolving story of qualitative research in ELT, followed by a Q & A session with the 3 renowned linguists. The event concluded with Anaheim City Councilman Harry Sidhu presenting awards to the faculty of Anaheim University, California State University Fullerton and Alliant International University commemorating the event.
According to Anaheim University President Dr. William Hartley, We are extremely pleased to have been invited by California State University Fullerton to speak to the local Southern California TESOL community. Since 1998 we have been pioneering the field of online education and have been focusing our efforts on promoting English language education in Asia where we have worked with local governments to run these types of workshops. With the overwhelming number of language problems faced in today's multi-cultural and multi-lingual classrooms, we are happy to see our work coming back home where we have a lot of work to do here in Southern California.
California State University Fullerton
Participants network after the TESOL seminar at California State University Fullerton
Anaheim City Councilman Harry Sidhu (Right) presents award to Anaheim University Dean of the Graduate School of Education Dr. David Nunan (Center) and Anaheim University President Dr. William Hartley (Left)
AU Chair of the Graduate School of Education Dr. Rod Ellis (Center) receives award from Anaheim City Councilman Harry Sidhu (Right)
Anaheim University City Councilman Harry Sidhu (Right) presents award to California State University Fullerton Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures Teaching and Learning Coordinator Dr. Juan Carlos Gallego (Center)
Alliant International University Systemwide Systemwide Director of TESOL, Dr. Mary Ellen Butler-Pascoe (Left) receives award from Anaheim City Councilman Harry Sidhu (right)
AU Dean of the Graduate School of Education Dr. David Nunan speaks on "Shifting Sands: The evolving story of qualitative research in ELT"
Anaheim University TESOL Professor Dr. Kathleen Bailey speaks on "What is this thing called "Innovation"?"
Local TESOL community from Orange County and Los Angeles attend Anaheim University - California State University Fullerton - Alliant International University joint TESOL Seminar
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