Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) academic is uniquely placed at the interface of theory informed practice and practice informed theory in English Language Teaching (ELT).
We are a knowledge dissemination site which links the work of TESOL-based academics and materials writers to applied linguistics students, teachers, trainers, trainees, decision-makers and other researchers.
Our primary aim is to provide a global forum for people to talk about how their published peer reviewed ELT research, or an aspect of it, impacts on language education.
Our featured publications section also provides a channel for authors of course books and other supplementary resources to talk about the content and rationale of their publication.
We link theory and practice through a series of copyright free video (WMV) file webcasts which can be viewed as streamed media or downloaded and distributed for educational purposes (this is particularly useful if you work in low technology contexts).
Our material is used by many institutions for flipped teaching in TESOL.
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Our talks are classified into three areas as follows:
Keynotes: leaders in the field talk about their work. Our 2008-2010 collection include talks from J. Jenkins, M. Cortazzi, P. Nation, D. Little, A.Tsui, D.Nunan, A. Burns and K. Johnson. The latest Keynote (new) include talks from A.Pennycook, V.Cook, R.Phillipson, T.Lynch, T. Rodgers and A. Holliday. Our most recent keynote is by Prof. McCarthy who talks about how spoken corpora can inform ELT practice.
Research-papers: presenters talk about an article which they have authored - all of our talks are from papers which have appeared in leading TESOL-based academic journals. Our 2008-2010 collection includes 13 talks on a wide range of topics.
Featured publications: Our featured publications offer a carefully selected range of talks from authors who have recently published a TESOL-based text book. We are now also accepting talks about EFL\ESL coursebooks. CLICK HERE to find out more about promoting a publication with us.
We need your help to cover our costs and to further develop!
Sponsorship and support: We gratefully accept donations from individuals however large or small.
We charge publishers\authors to host talks about their book - find out more.
We are looking for a patron from an individual or a relevant organisation and upon request we can send you details of how this might work.
We invite organisations to sponsor our work - find out more.
We are open to partnership discussions.
We provide free-at-source resources to everyone, everywhere. We attract many 1,000s of visitors from all over the word and we invite you, your colleagues and your organisation to support this service to the global TESOL community.
Site editor: Huw Jarvis
Contact us: TESOLacademic.org
Last updated: May 2013