Here is the video of the week for the eighth issue of ELTWeekly:
In this video world-renowned linguist Dr. David Nunan speaks on “What is TESOL” at the Anaheim University Akio Morita Learning Center in Tokyo, Japan.
David Nunan, Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Anaheim University, is the founding Dean of the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education and served as President of Anaheim University from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Nunan is a world-renowned linguist and best-selling author of English Language Teaching textbooks for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Thomson Learning. His ELT textbook series “Go For It” is the largest selling textbook series in the world with total sales exceeding 300 million. 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 served as Chair and Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong and has been involved in the teaching of graduate programs for such prestigious institutions as Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, Monterey Institute for International Studies, and many more. In 2002 Dr. Nunan received a congressional citation 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.
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