Optional Pre-Conference TESOL Workshop: Aug 17-20

This pre-conference optional workshop is led by Anaheim University TESOL Institute Director, Dr. David Nunan, Dr. Kathleen Bailey and Dr. Julie Choi. Participants in this workshop will attend small group classes at the Anaheim Convention Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 17th and Friday, August 18th as well as seminars at MECA on Saturday, August 19th. The TESOL Workshop poster sessions, open to participants of the workshop only, conclude on Sunday, August 20th at 12:00 pm. However, participants are welcome to stay and attend the MECA seminars which conclude at 4:45 pm on Sunday.

These workshops are part of Anaheim University’s online graduate degree programs in TESOL:


Thursday, August 17: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, August 18: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 19: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 20: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Optional TESOL Workshop Fee: $1,200

Note: This fee covers the TESOL workshop commencing on August 17th and concluding on August 20th. For those wishing to attend MECA on Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th only, there is no fee to attend. Click here to register for MECA.

Master’s Level: Task, Project and content-based instruction

Topics in this master level TESOL workshop include multilingual international students producing their own sense of connectedness through translanguaging projects, observing teachers in action, creativity in language teaching: appealing to various learner intelligences, creativity and criticality in, multimodal/multisemiotic texts, language portraits, and language learning beyond the classroom.

Doctoral Level: Issues in Naturalistic Research

Topics in this doctoral level TESOL workshop include data condensation and analysis, voice in thesis writing, the evolution of a research agenda, with special attention to visual representations of the constructs, observing teachers in action, narratives as data in naturalistic research, research perspectives & thesis design, time management for doctoral students and language portraits.


Master’s Level Workshop: Participants must hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Non-native English speakers must meet the English requirements outlined here.

Doctoral Level Workshop: Participants must hold a masters degree in TESOL or Applied Linguistics or a related area of Education from an accredited institution. Non-native English speakers must meet the English requirements outlined here.


To register for the Optional Pre-Conference TESOL Workshop offered by the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education from August 17-20, 2017 click on the link below.

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Dr. David Nunan, Anaheim University David Nunan TESOL institute Director & former TESOL President

David Nunan, Ph.D.

Dr. David Nunan is a world-acclaimed linguist, author, and former president of TESOL, the world’s largest language teaching organization. David Nunan is currently Director of the Anaheim University David Nunan TESOL Institute and Professor of TESOL for the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education, which as Dean he founded in 1996. Dr. Nunan is a best-selling author of English Language Teaching textbooks for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, National Geographic/Cengage, Pearson, Routledge, McGraw-Hill, Heinle & Heinle, etc. His ELT textbook series “Go For It” is the largest selling textbook series in the world with total sales exceeding 2.5 billion books. In 2000, David Nunan served as President of TESOL, the world’s largest language teaching association, and was the first person to serve as President from outside North America. David Nunan has been involved in the teaching of graduate programs for such prestigious institutions as the University of Hong Kong, Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, Monterey Institute for International Studies, and many more. In 2002 and 2015 Dr. Nunan received congressional citations from the United States House of Representatives for his services to English language education through his pioneering work in online education at Anaheim University. In 2003 he was ranked the 7th most influential Australian in Asia by Business Review Weekly, and in 2005 he was named one of the top “50 Australians who Matter”. David Nunan was invited by the Australian Prime Minister to attend a summit in Sydney Australia in December 1996 as one of the Leading 100 Global Australians. In 2015, he received the James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL and in 2016 he was selected for TESOL International’s 50 at 50, honoring 50 applied linguists who made a significant contribution to the TESOL profession within the past 50 years.

Dr. Kathleen Bailey, Middlebury Institute of International Studies / Anaheim University Professor & former TESOL President

Kathleen Bailey

Kathleen M. Bailey, International Research Foundation for English Language Education Chair (TIRF) and a former President of TESOL (1998-1999) and the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) (2016-2017), received her M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (1976) and her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (1982) from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). Dr. Bailey is a professor of TESOL in Anaheim University’s Graduate School of Education and a professor of Applied Linguistics at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies). She was the Director of the TESOL M.A. Program there for six years and the Director of the Intensive English as a Second Language Program for three years. In addition, she was instrumental in developing the Monterey Institute’s Certificate in Language Program Administration. She is a recipient of the Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Post-secondary Teaching on the Monterey Peninsula, the Monterey Institute’s Teaching Excellence Award 2006 and the James E. Alatis Award for service to TESOL 2007. Dr. Bailey has worked with language teachers in Japan, Korea, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Uruguay, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, Trinidad, Czechoslovakia, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, and the United States. From 1992 to 1995 she was a member of the TESOL Executive Board and the USIA English Teaching Advisory Panel. She is a member of the editorial boards of IRAL, Language Teaching Research, the Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, and the Modern Language Journal. She taught in TESOL Summer Institutes at Georgetown, Northern Arizona, San Francisco State, Michigan State, and Iowa State Universities, as well as St. Michael’s College, and directed the 1986 program at the University of Hawaii. In 1996-97 she taught EFL in the English Language Teaching Unit at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Bailey’s research interests include teacher education and development, second language acquisition, language testing, classroom research, research methodology, and sociolinguistics. She has co-edited five books: (1) Foreign Teaching Assistants in U.S. Universities, (2) Second Language Acquisition Studies: Series in Second Language Research, (3) New Ways in Teaching Speaking, (4) the proceedings of the 1986 Language Teaching Research Colloquium, and (5) Voices from the Language Classroom. She is the co-author (with Dick Allwright) of Focus on the Language Classroom: An Introduction to Classroom Research for Language Teachers (Cambridge University Press). Two of her books, Learning About Language Assessment: Dilemmas, Decisions and Directions and Pursuing Professional Development: The Self as Source (co-authored with Andy Curtis and David Nunan), were published by Heinle and Heinle. Her most recent books are Practical English Language Teaching: Speaking (McGraw-Hill) and Language Teacher Supervision: A Case-based Approach (Cambridge University Press). In 2016, Dr. Bailey was selected for TESOL International’s 50 at 50, honoring 50 applied linguists who made a significant contribution to the TESOL profession within the past 50 years.

Dr. Julie Choi, University of Melbourne Grad. School of Education Lecturer (Additional Languages)

Julie Choi

Dr. Julie Choi is a Lecturer in Education (Additional Languages) at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. Her teaching expertise focuses on professional development, particularly in the area of TESOL teacher education. Her research publications focus on sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, plurilingual studies, and reflective/reflexive academic writing using (auto) ethnographic approaches. She is the author of “Creating a Multivocal Self Autoethnography as Method” and co-editor of the book “Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity.” Julie Choi received her Doctorate in Education from the The University of Technology, Sydney in the area of Multilingual Studies and her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Anaheim University.

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