From Saturday, Sept. 9 to Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 Anaheim University, in collaboration with Universidad de la Sabana held a 4-day Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) residential session in Bogota, Colombia. Students from around the country gathered with Anaheim's renowned TESOL faculty for 4-days on the campus of Universidad de la Sabana as they discussed topics related to current issues in TESOL. This residential session was part of a collaborative program between the Colombia Ministry of Education and the two universities to train 100 public school English teachers through a Graduate Diploma in TESOL conferred by Anaheim University and a Masters in English Language Teaching conferred by Universidad de la Sabana.
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Dr. Rod Ellis, who is the TESOL Chair of AU's Graduate School of Education, is a renowned linguist who received his Doctorate from the University of London and his Master of Education from the University of Bristol. A former professor at Temple University both in Japan and the US, Prof. Ellis has served as the Director of the Institute of Language Teaching and Learning at the University of Auckland and has taught in numerous positions in England, Japan, the US, Zambia and New Zealand. Dr. Ellis, who is known as an expert in Second Language Acquisition, is author of the Oxford University Press Duke of Edinburgh Award-Winning Classic "The Study of Second Language Acquisition", as well as numerous student and teacher-training textbooks for Prentice Hall and Oxford University Press. Prof. Ellis's textbooks on Second Language Acquisition and Grammar are core textbooks in TESOL and Linguistics programs around the world.
Dr. Ken Beatty taught the last 15 years at universities in the UAE, the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. 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 include 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 holds a PhD in Curriculum Studies from the University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Andy Curtis received his Ph.D. in International Education and MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of York, a Postgraduate Diploma in TESOL from Sheffield Hallam University and his teaching degree (BEd) from Sunderland University. Dr. Curtis has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Queens University in Canada, and the School for International Training in the U.S.. As an invited speaker, workshop facilitator and consultant, Dr. Curtis has given approximately 100 presentations and worked with 10,000 language teachers in more than 20 countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (South), Malaysia, Mexico, Panama,Peru, Poland, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. As a teacher, since 1989, Dr Curtis has designed, presented, evaluated and developed 50 tertiary level courses for 20 educational centres. In 1999, Dr Curtis received the TESOL Leadership Mentoring Award from the TESOL Association where he is currently an elected member of the TESOL Board of Directors, and during his ten years as a member of the Association he has served on TESOL’s Standing Committee on Rules and Resolutions, on the Nominations Committee, on two Research Agenda Task Forces, and is currently serving on the TESOL Task Force on Convention Long Range Planning.
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