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

Professor: TESOL

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 140 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 Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Dr. Beatty has worked at universities in Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East. 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 imbalance 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 an engaging learning experience.

I joined the Anaheim University faculty in 2010 and have watched the TESOL program grow and prosper and have found much joy in what the students bring to their studies in discussion forums, class participation, and assignments. I particularly enjoy working with students interested in researching and writing in CALL.

Selected Books

  • Beatty, K. (Series Consultant) [2018] StartUp, Levels 1 to 8. New York: Pearson USA
  • Beatty, K. [2018] Learning English for Academic Purposes 2: Listening and Speaking. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2018] Learning English for Academic Purposes 2: Reading and Writing. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2018] Learning English for Academic Purposes 4: Listening and Speaking. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2018] Learning English for Academic Purposes 3: Listening and Speaking. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Roy, L. & Beatty, K. [2017]. On Track 5, Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2017] Learning English for Academic Purposes 1: Reading and Writing. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2017] Learning English for Academic Purposes 1: Speaking and Listening. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Roy, L. & Beatty, K. [2017]. On Track 4. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2016] Break Away Grammar. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2015] Learning English for Academic Purposes Intermediate: Reading and Writing. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2015] Learning English for Academic Purposes Intermediate: Speaking and Listening. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2013] Learning English for Academic Purposes Advanced: Listening and Speaking. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2012] Learning English for Academic Purposes: Listening and Speaking. Montreal: Pearson Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2012] Starship English (seven level, 20-book, multi-component series). Orlando: HMH Publishing
  • 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, Second Edition. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Beatty, K. [2007] Sounds Good. (four-book series) Hong Kong: Longman Asia
  • 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. London: Pearson Education [People’s Republic of China edition]
  • Beatty, K. [2005] Skills Now. (two-book series) Hong Kong: Oxford University Press
  • Beatty, K. [2005] Read and Think! A Reading Strategies Course. (four-book series) Hong Kong: Longman Asia
  • Beatty, K. [2004 - 2007] Non-fiction Graded Readers Series (45-book series) Hong Kong and Shanghai: Longman Asia and Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press
  • Beatty, K. [2003 – 2004] Listening with Ting-ting. (eight-book series) Hong Kong: Longman Asia
  • Beatty, K., Gram, N. & Laukka, E. [2003 – 2004] Let’s talk in English! (twelve-book series) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Educational Press §
  • Beatty, K. [2003] Teaching and Researching: Computer-assisted Language Learning. London: Pearson Education [International edition]
  • Nunan, D. & Beatty, K. [2002] Expressions Intro. Singapore: Thomson Learning
  • 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]
  • Beatty, K. [2000 – 2001] Success with English. (six-book series) Hong Kong: Oxford University Press & Guangzhou, China: The Guangzhou Educational Commission.
  • Nunan, D. & Beatty, K. [1998 – 2004] Go For It! (four-workbook series) Boston: Heinle & Heinle Chapters
  • Beatty, K. [2014] Essentially Social: online language learning with social networks in Nunan, D. & Richards, J. (eds) Language Learning Beyond the Classroom. New York: Routledge
  • Beatty, K. [2013] Beyond the classroom: Mobile learning the wider world. TESOL International Research Foundation Working Papers. Santa Monica: TIRF
  • McTaggart, 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
  • 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

Selected Articles

Much of my writing is subject to non-disclosure agreements with publishers. The following is a selection of publicly available writing.

  • Beatty, K. [forthcoming, September 2021] Powering the future: Academic journals and language research. Training, Language and Culture, RUDN University, Moscow, Russia
  • Beatty, K. [2021] Nine articles on TESOL for teacher and student blogs:
    • Build Self-Directed Students
    • Checklist: Are You Winning at English?
    • Get Students Working Together Online
    • Get the Most Out of Online Learning: Tips and Tricks!
    • Help Is All Around You! • Motivate yourself!
    • Motivating Students for Online Learning
    • New Ways to Assess Students
    • Seven Ways Online Teaching is Here to Stay
    • Meeting Student Needs at Every Level
  • Beatty, K. [2019] Seven articles on TESOL for teacher and student blogs:
    • Seven principles for personalized flexible teaching.
    • How teaching needs to change to reflect modern demands.
    • Five future skills our students will need.
    • Motivating adult language learners.
    • The art of goal setting.
    • Talking technology: Teaching 21st century communication strategies.
  • Beatty, K. [2017] Assessment: Show what you know! The Nicaraguan English Language Learning Journal.
  • Beatty, K. [2015, November] Beyond competition in the classroom. Tecnológico Monterrey Journal.
  • Beatty, K. [2015] Embracing Authenticity in the Language Classroom. Language and Education. National Research University Moscow Higher School of Economics.
  • Sommars, R. & Beatty, K. [2015]. Topic Selection and Turn-taking. Korea TESOL Journal (11)1, Spring
  • Beatty, K. [2012] From Theory to Textbook: Constructing Language Materials for Young Learners. Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning.
  • Beatty, K. [2012] Vexed by Vocabulary. Pearson Professional Development, Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2012] The Time Traveller's Dilemma: TESOL Technology Today. Pearson Professional Development, Canada
  • Beatty, K. [2012] What Is CALL? Pearson Professional Development, UK
  • Beatty, K. The future of learning … again! The English Connection November 2011
  • Beatty, K. Breaking Barriers to CALL in the Classroom. Contact Vol. 37 No. 2 July 2011, pp. 6-16
  • Beatty, K., Hyland, F., Hyland, P. & Kelly, K. [2011] Toward a Culture of Reading: Four Perspectives. Journal of Research in Education 
  • Toews, P. & Beatty, K. [2010] Increasing effectiveness in online interactive teaching and learning materials. Education Resources Information Center, pp. 153-166
  • 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. Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Nunan, D. (ed.) Practical English Language Teaching. New York: McGraw-Hill
  • Beatty, K. [2002] Designing and Enhancing Collaboration at the Computer. Canadian Journal of Information Technology 28, No. 2, Spring