Dr.Ken Beatty

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.


On December 5, 2013 the TESOL International Association announced the appointment of Anaheim University Graduate School of Education TESOL Professor Dr. Andy Curtis as President-Elect for the 2014-2015 year. Dr. Curtis's term as President will begin at the conclusion of the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in March 2014. To date, four other professors amongst Anaheim University's esteemed TESOL faculty have served as President of the TESOL International Association, which is the world's largest language teaching association: Dr. David Nunan, Dr. Kathleen Bailey, Dr. Denise Murray, & Dr. MaryAnn Christison.

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AU TESOL professors MaryAnn Christison, Denise Murray, David Nunan, Kathleen Bailey and Andy Curtis at California TESOL Conference

In October 2013, Anaheim University's acclaimed TESOL Professors served as plenary and featured speakers at conferences around the world.

On October 13th, Anaheim University delivered the featured Colloquium at Korea TESOL (KOTESOL)'s 2013 annual conference.  Anaheim University TESOL Professor Dr. Jun Liu, who presented in person in Seoul was joined through live HD webcam by fellow Anaheim professors Dr. Denise Murray and Dr. Andy Curtis.