au-news-nunanbabesAnaheim University Graduate School of Education Dean Dr. David Nunan presents "Out of the Mouths of Babes" on March 23 at the TESOL 2013 Convention in Dallas, Texas. Learner-centered instruction places learners at the heart of the instructional process, and decisions about content, process, and outcomes are based on data by and from learners. In this talk Dr. Nunan will look at how instructional decisions for young learners can be informed by their stories about life and learning.

David NunanDr. David Nunan is a former President of the TESOL International Association, the world's largest language teaching organization and the world's leading textbook series author. 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 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 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.