Ken Beatty, Ph.D.Ken Beatty, Ph.D.

TESOL Professor:

Dr. Ken Beatty is an expert in the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). 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 including 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 taught the last 15 years at universities in the UAE, the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. He holds a PhD in Curriculum Studies from the University of Hong Kong.

Message from Ken Beatty, Ph.D.

Consider this: a medical doctor from just 100 years ago would be both completely lost and completely useless in a modern operating room. However, a teacher from 1,000 years ago could probably get by in most modern classrooms. Anaheim University is addressing this by offering innovative programs in TESOL that teach in the ways that students will be taught in the future. Anaheim University offers a clever mix of online resources, lectures, and discussions as well as intensive residential sessions, all with the participation of some of the brightest minds in the field. This combination makes for a great learning experience.
As Professor David Nunan’s first PhD student in Hong Kong, I have watched from afar as Anaheim University has grown and prospered. My research area of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) helps me understand the programs’ attractions and, after more than a decade of teaching and writing in Asia, Canada, and the Middle East, I’m proud to join Anaheim University’s growing faculty. I particularly look forward to working with students interested in researching and writing their research portfolios in CALL.

Publications: Book Series

  • Beatty, K. [2012] Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP: Listening and Speaking). Pearson ELT
  • Beatty, K. [2009] Starship English [seven-book series]. Melbourne: Fortunas Publishing
  • Beatty, K. [2007] Sounds Good [four-book series]. Hong Kong: Pearson Longman
  • Beatty, K. [2007] Dino Valley. [four-book series] Hong Kong: Chap Mei
  • Beatty, K. [2003 - 2007] Longman – SFLEP Non-fiction Graded Readers Series (forty-six book series). Shanghai: Pearson Longman & Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press
  • Beatty, K. [2005] Skills Now, Book 3A. [Listening and Speaking] Hong Kong: Oxford University Press
  • Beatty, K. [2005] Skills Now, Book 3B. [Reading and Writing] Hong Kong: Oxford University Press
  • Beatty, K. [2004] Read and Think! A Reading Strategies Course (four-book series). Hong Kong: Longman Asia
  • Beatty, K. [2003 – 2004] Listening with Ting-ting (eight-book series) Hong Kong: Pearson: Longman Asia
  • Beatty, K., Gram, N. Laukka, E. [2003 – 2004] Let’s talk in English! Hong Kong: Hong Kong Educational Press
  • Beatty, K. & Nunan, D. [2002] Expressions Intro. Singapore: Thomson Learning
  • Beatty, K. [2000 – 2001] Success with English. [four-book series] Guangzhou, China: Oxford University Press, Hong Kong and The Guangzhou Educational Commission
  • Holt, R., Keobke, K. & Sze, P. [1998] Oxford English, Shanghai Edition (Listening portions of a 12-book series). Hong Kong: Oxford University Press
  • Holt, R., Keobke, K. & Sze, P. [1998] Oxford English, Hong Kong Edition (Listening portions of a six-book series). Hong Kong: Oxford University Press

Publications: Individual Books (Note: name change, Keobke to Beatty, June 2001)

  • Beatty, K., Parmigiano, M. & Taylor, P. [2010] Success in Listening and Integrated Skills, Book 2. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press
  • Beatty, K. [2010] Teaching and Researching: Computer-assisted Language Learning. (2nd international edition) C.N. Candlin & D. Hall [series eds.] London: Pearson Education
  • Beatty, K. [2007] Theseus and the Minotaur. London: Penguin
  • Beatty, K. [2007] Secret Codes. London: Penguin
  • Beatty, K. [2006] Teaching and Researching: Computer-assisted Language Learning. C.N. Candlin & D. Hall [series eds.] London: Pearson Education [People’s Republic of China edition]
  • Beatty, K. [2003] Teaching and Researching: Computer-assisted Language Learning. C.N. Candlin & D. Hall [series eds.] London: Pearson Education [International edition]
  • Candlin, C.N., Bhatia, V.K., Langton, N., Cheung, P., Hafner, C.A., Beatty, K. & Dobinson, I. [2002] Improving legal English: Quality measures for programme development and evaluation. A Report to the Teaching Development Grant Advisory Council, City University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Centre for English Language Education & Communication Research, City University of Hong Kong
  • Beatty, K. [2001] Into the Maze of Learning: collaboration at the computer. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong [PhD thesis]
  • Keobke, K. [2000] Better English with the WWW. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company Ltd.
  • Keobke, K., Beatty, A. [illus.] & Chan, J. [trans.]. [2000] A Small Pot of Chinese Tea: looking at Yixing purple clay teapots. Hong Kong: Hippocampus Press
  • Keobke, K., & Beatty, A. [illus.] [1998] Hong Kong: A Walk Along Hollywood Road. Hong Kong: Hippocampus Press
  • Keobke, K. [1996] Writing the Electronic Textbook. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong
  • Keobke, K., Beatty, A. [illus.] [1995] Tiny Travellers in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Precocious Press
  • Keobke, K., Talbot, D. & Kin-Wing, C. [1995] Dictionaries and Computer Spelling Programs. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Division of Language Studies
  • Keobke, K. [1989] Lysistrata and the War Mongrels. Toronto: York University [MFA thesis]
  • Keobke, K., Shallhorn, J. & Slump, B. [1989] Social Issues. Toronto: Ontario Teachers' FederationMcTaggart, A. & Beatty, K. [2009] Hidden Dyslexia in Second Language Learners: A Case Study. Cultivating Real Readers. D. Anderson & M. McGuire [eds.]. Abu Dhabi: HCT Press

Publications: Chapters

  • Beatty, K., Berrell M., Martin, T. & Scanlan, S. (2009) Facilitating Tertiary Educational Change in the Middle East: From Defining Cultures to a Culture of Quality. Proceedings of the 10th Biennial INQAAHE Conference,
  • Beatty, K. [2003] Computer-assisted Language Learning. Classroom-based Language Teaching Methodology D. Nunan [ed.]. New York: McGraw Hill
  • Nunan, D., Lai, J., Keobke, K. [1999] Towards autonomous language learning: strategies, reflection and navigation in S. Cotterall & D. Crabbe [eds.] Learner Autonomy in Language Learning: Defining the Field and Effecting Change, Bayreuth Contributions to Giottodidactics, Vol. 8. Frankfurt am Main: Lang
  • Keobke, K. [1998] Variations on a theme: making project work unique and interesting. Teaching in Action: Case Studies from Second Language Classrooms, J. Richards [ed.], TESOL, Bloomington, Illinois
  • Keobke, K. [1997] Computers and collaboration: adapting CALL materials to different learning styles in J. Reid [ed.] Understanding Learning Styles in the Second Language Classroom. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall
  • Keobke, K. [1997] The Haiku Novel. New Ways of Using Computers in Language Teaching. T. Boswood [ed.]. Arlington, Virginia: TESOL pp. 57–61
  • Keobke, K. [1997] Digital Concrete Poetry. New Ways of Using Computers in Language Teaching. T. Boswood [ed.]. Arlington, Virginia: TESOL pp. 62–64
  • Keobke, K. [1996] Identifying your strengths and weaknesses. Tasks for Independent Language Learning, D. Gardner, & L. Miller [eds.], Bloomington, Illinois: TESOL

Publications: Editing and Reviewing

  • 2008 - 2010, Editor, ACS Newsletter, AAA Newsletter
  • 2007 – 2008, Editor and Materials Writer, Aim Language Learning, Bowen Island, Canada
  • 1998 – 2004, Chief Editor, College Bulletin. Hong Kong: College of Higher Vocational Studies. [published bi-annually]
  • Since 2004, Reviewer, Language Learning and Technology, on-line journal: llt.msu.edu
  • 2000 – 2004, Editorial Committee Member, IT-MELT Conferences, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • 2000 – 2004, Examiner/Assessor in Drama. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Arts Development Council
  • Morrison, B., Gardner, D., Keobke, K. & Spratt, M. [eds] [2001] ELT Perspectives on IT and Multimedia. Hong Kong: English Language Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • 2001, Reviewer, The Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong
  • Morrison, B., Cruikshank, D., Gardner, D. James, J. & Keobke, K. [eds] [1999] IT and Multimedia in English Language Teaching. Hong Kong: English Language Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • 1995, Materials Review, Oxford University Press [Hong Kong]
  • Keobke, K. & Donnelly, P. [eds.] [1992] Monday Morning/Lundi Matin Vol. 5, Beijing: Canada/China Language Centre
  • Keobke, K. & Donnelly, P. [eds.] [1991] Monday Morning/Lundi Matin Vol. 4, Beijing: Canada/China Language Centre
  • Keobke, K. [ed.] [1990] Monday Morning/Lundi Matin Vol. 3, Beijing: Canada/China Language Centre

Publications: Journal Articles

  • Beatty, K., Hyland, F., Hyland, P. & Kelly, K. [in press] Toward a Culture of Reading: Four Perspectives. Journal of Research in Education
  • Toews, P. & Beatty, K. Increasing effectiveness in online interactive teaching and learning materials. pp. 153-166 (Available on ERIC)
  • Beatty, K. [2009] Towards a UAE Liberal Studies Stream. IEE Networker. Spring 2009
  • Beatty, K. [2007] From Needs to Textbooks: teachers, authors and publishers working together. Language Education and Technology.
  • Beatty, K. & Nunan, D. Designing and Enhancing Collaboration at the Computer. System 32 [2004] 165 - 183
  • Beatty, K. [2002] Designing and Enhancing Collaboration at the Computer. Canadian Journal of Information Technology 28, No. 2 [Spring 2002]
  • Candlin, C & Keobke, K. Tasks, materials and classroom contexts. The Language Teacher. Vol. 23, No. 06, June 1999
  • Nunan, D. & Keobke, K. Task difficulty from the learners’ perspective: perceptions and reality. Hong Kong Papers in Linguistics and Language Teaching 18, September 1995
  • Keobke, K. What teachers do best; what computers do best. Language Studies Working Papers Vol. 2, 1997
  • Keobke, K. The Patient but stupid teacher: computers in the classroom. CAELL Journal, Eugene, Oregon: International Society for Technology in Education. Summer
  • Keobke, K. Meetings of Differences. Monday Morning/Lundi Matin Anniversary Issue, 1993 Beijing: Canada/China Language Centre
  • Keobke, K. The Chinese Essay and its Interference in Writing Essays. English ELT Newsletter, (23), 1991. Beijing: The British Council.
  • Keobke, K. My Private Dictionary. TESOL Matters, April/May 1991