Anaheim University Professor Inducted As New Tesol International President

Top Quote Andy Curtis becomes the fifth Anaheim University professor to be TESOL President. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 02, 2015 - Anaheim, CA - On March 26, 2015, Anaheim University professor Andy Curtis was inducted as President of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) International at the TESOL 2015 International Convention and English Language Expo in Toronto, Canada. He joins Dr. David Nunan, Dr. Kathleen Bailey, Dr. MaryAnn Christison, and Dr. Denise Murray as the fifth TESOL President currently teaching at Anaheim University's Graduate School of Education.

    TESOL International is the largest organization dedicated to English language teaching for speakers of other languages, bringing together more than 12,000 educators, researchers, administrators, and students representing 156 countries. As President-Elect, Andy Curtis has presided over the Board of Directors for three years (the second year as President), serving as the public face of TESOL and its representative to the membership and the profession worldwide.

    Andy Curtis was joined at the 2015 TESOL Convention by other Anaheim University colleagues, where they presented on key issues related to second language acquisition. Dr. Bailey, Dr. Christison and Dr. Curtis participated in a panel entitled "Building Bridges in Language Planning, Teacher Development, Research, and Assessment." Later, Dr. Bailey spoke on a panel about "Teaching and Researching: Making Use of the 2014 TESOL Research Agenda;" Dr. Christison presented on "Master Jugglers: Language Program Administrators' Professional Lives" and explored "Spirituality and ELT in Ourselves, Classrooms, and Teaching Materials;" and Dr. Curtis launched a new TESOL series, "Perspectives on Teaching in Different Contexts."

    Dr. Nunan joined his Anaheim University colleagues at the 2015 TESOL Convention as well. He headlined a colloquium on "Exploring Professional Confidence in ELT Teacher Education Content Area," gave a symposium on "Language Learning Beyond the Classroom," and offered ideas for developing vocabulary and language structures in "Childhood is an Adventure - and Learning Can Be, Too." Dr. Ken Beatty, another world-renowned Anaheim University colleague, spoke to "The Changing EAP Landscape: Teacher and Learner Expectations."

    Anaheim University has provided headline speakers and panelists to the TESOL International Convention since its inception in 1996.

    Anaheim University was founded in Orange County, California in 1996 in the belief that online education has the power to transform higher education. The borderless nature of the Internet allows Anaheim to select the top experts in their fields from around the globe and connect them directly to student computers anywhere on the map through live, interactive webcam classes. Anaheim University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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