Dr. David Nunan received the James E. Alatis Award for Service to the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the 2015 TESOL International Convention in Toronto, Canada. The award was named for Dr. James E. Alatis, a charter member of TESOL International and a champion of TESOL teachers and their professional needs. Dr. Alatis, who passed away on Feb. 28, 2015, served as TESOL's first executive director from 1966 to 1987, when TESOL first established this service award.
Anaheim University is excited to announce the next "MBA Virtual Roundtable" will be held on Friday, Sept. 12 at 5:00 pm (California Pacific Daylight Savings Time) / Sat., Sept. 13 at 9:00 am (Tokyo time). The VirtualRoundtable is an hour-long live webcam gathering open to all graduates and current students of AU's MBA and Green MBA programs; participants will have the opportunity to network and share about the latest developments in the fields of business and/or sustainability.
On Aug. 2, 2014, Anaheim University and Showa Women’s University co-hosted an open Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) seminar at Showa Women’s University in Tokyo with three leaders in the field of TESOL. The panel discussed the common theme “Learners are Different: Catering to Differences,” with opportunities for audience members to participate, ask questions, and meet the scholars after the event. Most attendees were TESOL students or English teachers.
Dr. Ken Beatty presented at Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KOTESOL) via webcam on May 31 at 11:20 am Korea time. His presentation title was “Running with Scissors: Authenticity in the Classroom.” He discussed the importance of creating classroom context and explained the challenges of working with authenticity. Participants also discussed practical applications to English for Academic Purposes (EAP), curriculum development, and methodology.