Dr. Curtis book

An essential guide for pre-service and in-service English language teachers. 

There are countless theories and approaches to language teaching, and with so many different methodologies available it can be difficult for teachers to weigh up the pros and cons of each – or even to know where to start. 

Dr. Beatty at TESL Canada           Co-authors Dr. Ken Beatty and Julia Williams, Director of Renison's ELS program, have won the TESL Canada Innovation Award for their textbook series LEAP (Learning English for Academic Purposes).  

           The series began with a textbook Williams wrote in 2005, titled Learning English for Academic Purposes. The textbook was well received, leading Pearson Publishing to approach Williams to develop a full series. Between 2011 - 2013, Williams and co-author Dr. Ken Beatty published an additional seven textbooks. The series is currently into its third round of revisions with the new editions scheduled to be released in early 2018.

Mulitcultural Education Conferenece in Anaheim (MECA) FlyerAnaheim University is pleased to announce that it is the organizing sponsor of the Multicultural Education Conference in Anaheim (MECA), which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 19th and 20th, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day. The event is hosted by the Academia Foundation, which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The multicultural-related presentations will cover a wide range of topics of importance to teachers, administrators and those interested in multicultural education and intercultural communications. Presentations will be made related to the following themes:

    • bilingual education
    • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
    • intercultural communications
    • school leadership and classroom strategies
    • international film and culture
    • initiatives for peace and sustainability

Presentations will be given by Anaheim University TESOL faculty Dr. David Nunan and Dr. Kathleen Bailey, who are former Presidents of the TESOL International Association, the world’s largest language teaching association as well as Dr. Julie Choi, an Anaheim University MA TESOL graduate who is now a lecturer in Education at the University of Melbourne and a specialist in sociolinguistics and cross-cultural communication. Other speakers include Anaheim Unified High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda and the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Executive Director Dr. Sharroky Hollie.

Nearly every school district and university in Southern California is expected to be represented at the conference. Registered attendees come from as far south as the Mexican border and as far north as the Siskiyous. There is no charge to attend but online registration is required.

More information can be seen at the conference website at: http://www.academiafoundation.org