David Nunan, Ph.D.David Nunan, Ph.D

MA in TESOL Program Designer and Director
David Nunan TESOL Institute Director
Professor: TESOL

Dr. David Nunan is former president of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching organization and the world's leading textbook series author. David Nunan, who is currently Anaheim University's Chair of the Graduate School of Education Research Committee, MA in TESOL Program Director and Director of the David Nunan TESOL Institute, is the founding Dean of the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education and served as President of Anaheim University from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Nunan is a world-renowned linguist and best-selling author of English Language Teaching textbooks for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Thomson Learning. His ELT textbook series "Go For It" is the largest selling textbook series in the world with total sales exceeding 2.5 billion books. In 2000, David Nunan served as President of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching association, and was the first person to serve as President from outside North America. David Nunan has been involved in the teaching of graduate programs for such prestigious institutions as the University of Hong Kong, Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, Monterey Institute for International Studies, and many more. In 2002 Dr. Nunan received a congressional citation from the United States House of Representatives for his services to English language education through his pioneering work in online education at Anaheim University. In 2003 he was ranked the 7th most influential Australian in Asia by Business Review Weekly, and in 2005 he was named one of the top "50 Australians who Matter". David Nunan was invited by the Australian Prime Minister to attend a summit in Sydney Australia in December 1996 as one of the Leading 100 Global Australians.

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Message from David Nunan, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Education

Welcome to Anaheim University's MA in TESOL. This degree is the first of its kind to be offered at a distance through new technology. Despite the fact that you are studying in very different contexts and situations in many different parts of the world, we aim to give you the same quality of care, concern and support as we would if you were studying in conventional face-to-face mode.

I have been involved in directing post-graduate programs in applied linguistics and language education in many different parts of the world for over three decades. However, I have never been involved in a better quality program than this. In addition to its innovative means of delivery, the course is distinctive in a number of important respects.

In the first place, the course offers principled links between theory, research and practice. Procedurally, the material reflects the experiential, task-based philosophy being advocated for the teaching of foreign languages. The medium and the message are therefore in harmony. The program offers you the opportunity of developing a solid pedagogical foundation through courses in Second Language Teaching and Learning, Classroom Management and Observation, and Second Language Classroom Research. In addition, extensive knowledge of language and learning is gained through Grammar, Phonology, and Discourse Analysis courses, which have an applied linguistic focus. Specialized skills and knowledge are developed through the professional modules, that is, Curriculum Development, Second Language Acquisition, Research Methods, and Classroom-Based Evaluation. Finally, the research portfolio provides you with an opportunity to evaluate and revise reports of two small-scale studies that were carried out as part of the assessment of other courses.

I look forward to traveling with you on this exciting educational voyage, and trust that you find the program as rewarding to complete as I found it to create.

 

Publications

Dr. Nunan has published over 100 books and articles in the areas of curriculum and materials development, classroom-based research, and discourse analysis. His recent publications include:

  • Nunan, D. (2011). Teaching English to Young Learners . Anaheim: Anaheim University Press
  • Nunan, D. & Choi, J.(2010). Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity . New York: Routledge
  • Nunan, D. & Bailey, K.M. (2008). Exploring Second Language Classroom Research: A Comprehensive Guide . Boston: Heinle.
  • Nunan. D. (2008). Practical English Language Teaching: Reading . New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Nunan, D. (2007).What Is This Thing Called Language? London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Nunan. D. (2006). Practical English Language Teaching: Listening. New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Nunan, D., & Benson, P. (Eds.). (2005). Learners' Stories: Difference and Diversity in Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan. D. (2005). Practical English Language Teaching: Grammar. New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Nunan, D. (Ed.). (2004).Practical English Language Teaching. Chinese edition. New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Nunan, D. (2004). Task-Based Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D. (Ed.). (2003).Practical English Language Teaching . New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Nunan, D., & Carter, R. (Eds.). (2001). The Cambridge guide to teaching English to speakers of other languages . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D., Bailey, K.M., & Curtis, A. (2001). Pursuing professional development: The self as source. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (2001). Expressions. Student book 3. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (2001). Expressions. Student book 2. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (2001). Expressions. Student book 1. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (1999). Go for it. Student book 4. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (1999). Go for it. Student book 3. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (1998). Go for it. Student book 2. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (1998). Go for it. Student book 1. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (1999). Speak out. Student's book 3. Singapore: International Thomson Publishing.
  • Nunan, D. (1998). Speak out. Student's book 2. Singapore: International Thomson Publishing.
  • Nunan, D. (1998). Speak out. Student's book 1. Singapore: International Thomson Publishing.
  • Nunan, D. (1998). Second language teaching and learning. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (1998). Learning matters . Beijing: Beijing Foreign Studies University Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1998). Listen in. Student's book 3. Singapore: International Thomson Publishing.
  • Nunan, D. (1997). Listen in. Student's book 2. Singapore: International Thomson Publishing.
  • Nunan, D. (1997). Listen in. Student's book 1. Singapore: International Thomson Publishing.
  • Nunan, D. (1997). Classroom teachers and classroom research . Tokyo: Japan Association for Language Teaching Press.
  • Nunan, D., & Lamb, C. (1996). The self-directed teacher: Managing the learning process. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D., & Bailey, K.M. (1996). Voices from the language classroom: Qualitative research in language education. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1996). Hizkuntzak irakasteko metodologia (Language Teaching Methodology). London: HABE, Prentice Hall.
  • Nunan, D. (1996). El diseno de tareas para la clase comunicativa . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1995). A framework for teaching Japanese as a second language . Tokyo: Japanese Ministry of Education.
  • Nunan, D., & Miller, L. (Eds.). (1995). New ways in teaching listening . Washington, DC: TESOL.
  • Nunan, D., Berry, R., & Berry, V. (Eds.). (1995). Language awareness in language education . Hong Kong: Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Hong Kong.
  • Nunan, D. (1995). Atlas: Learning-centered communication. Student's book 1. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (1995). Atlas: Learning-centered communication. Student's book 2. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (1995). Atlas: Learning-centered communication. Student's book 3. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D. (1995). Atlas: Learning-centered communication. Student's book 4. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Nunan, D., Berry, R., & Berry, V. (1995). Bringing about change in language education . Hong Kong: Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Hong Kong.
  • Nunan, D. (1993). Introducing discourse analysis . London: Penguin.
  • Nunan, D. (1993). Teachers' interactive decision-making. Sydney: NCELTR.
  • Nunan, D., Barron, C., & Bruce, N. (Eds.). Knowledge, discourse and ideology. London: Longman.
  • Nunan, D. (Ed.). (1992). Collaborative language teaching . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1992). Research methods in language learning . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1991). Language teaching methodology . London: Prentice Hall International.
  • Nunan, D., Lockwood, J., & Hood, S. (1993). The Australian English course. Student's book 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D., Lockwood, J., & Hood, S. (1993). The Australian English course. Teacher's book 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D., & Lockwood, J. (1992). The Australian English course. Teacher's book 1 . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D., & Lockwood, J. (1991). The Australian English course. Student's book 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D., & Richards, J. (Eds.). (1990). Second language teacher education . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1989). Understanding language classrooms: A guide for teacher-initiated action . London: Prentice-Hall International.
  • Nunan, D. (1989). Designing tasks for the communicative classroom . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1988). Syllabus design . Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1988). The learner-centred curriculum. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1987). Developing discourse comprehension: Theory and practice . Singapore: RELC.
  • Nunan, D. (1987). Guidelines for the development of curriculum resources . Adelaide: NCRC.
  • Nunan, D. (1987). The teacher as curriculum developer: An investigation of curriculum processes within the adult migrant education program . Adelaide: NCRC.
  • Nunan, D. (1986). The learner-centred curriculum in theory and practice . Adelaide: NCRC.
  • Nunan, D. (1985). Language course design: Trends and issues . Adelaide: NCRC.
  • Nunan, D. (1983). Foundations of language teaching methodology . Adelaide: SACAE.
  • Nunan, D. (1983). Papers in TESL methodology . Adelaide: Language Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1983). What do you think? Communicative learning tasks . Adelaide: Language Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1981). New directions in TESL . Adelaide: Language Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1980). EAP writing course . Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press.
  • Nunan, D. (1979). Foundations of reading I and II . Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press.