Suave Hotel

Anaheim University presents a special orientation to the all-new, accredited Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program on Saturday, August 2 at 5:30pm immediately before the Graduate and Alumni Party at the Suave Hotel in Tokyo.

Dr. David NunanDr. David Nunan

David Nunan, the world's leading textbook author with textbook sales exceeding 2.5 billion texts has established a travel award to help linguistic graduates worldwide get started in their careers. Dr. David C. Nunan, who is Anaheim University's President Emeritus, founding Dean of the Graduate School of Education, and the linguist whose name is affixed to Anaheim University's David Nunan TESOL Institute, created the travel award in 2009 to help support travel and expenses for doctoral students and recent doctoral graduates to present at international conferences. The inaugural recipient of the award was Dr. Citing Li, Assistant Professor at Shanghai Foreign Studies University, who used the award to present a paper at the 2010 American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each year two awards will be given, each to a maximum value of US$800.00. Applicants must be in a university doctoral program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) / Applied Linguistics or a related field, or be early career researchers, who have graduated within the last three years. Applicants must have had a refereed paper accepted for a 2011 international conference presentation. Awardees will also be required to acknowledge the source of their travel award at the beginning of their presentation.

Dr. David Nunan is a world-renowned linguist and best-selling author of English Language Teaching textbooks for such publishers as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Cengage Learning. In 2000, David Nunan served as President of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching association, and 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. Business Review Weekly ranked him the 7th most influential Australian in Asia in 2003, and in 2005 he was named one of the top "50 Australians who Matter".

Anaheim University, who pioneered online education in the mid-nineties, offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages taught live in real time by a number of the world's most renowned linguists. Anaheim University also offers an online TESOL certification program as well as an online certification program in Teaching English to Young Learners.

Click here to read an Interview with Anaheim University Dean Dr. David Nunan by Dr. Citing Li (written in Chinese)

Click here to read a post-presentation report from Citing Li

Anaheim University
David Nunan TESOL Institute Travel Award

Applications are now open for the Anaheim University David Nunan TESOL Institute Travel Award for 2013.

Background:
The travel award was established in 2009 to help support travel and expenses for doctoral students and recent doctoral graduates. In inaugural recipient of the award was Dr. Citing Li, Assistant Professor at Shanghai Foreign Studies University, who used the award to present a paper at the 2010 AAAL Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Eligibility: Students who, at the time of application, are in a university doctoral program in TESOL / Applied Linguistics or a related field, and early career researchers (who have graduated within the last three years), and who have had a refereed paper accepted for presentation at a 2011 international conference.

Amount: Two awards will be given, each to a maximum value of USD800.00. At the conclusion of the conference awardees will be required to submit a copy of their paper along with a brief (1,000 word) report on their experiences of presenting at the conference (i.e. this might include tips to future awardees, the benefits of attending the conference, and the kinds of feedback that resulted from presenting at the conference etc.). The paper and the report, along with the awardee's bio-statement and photograph will be posted on the Institute's website.

Application procedure Applicants should submit a resume, a covering letter and a supporting statement, either from a supervisor/advisor or reporting officer as well as evidence of paper acceptance. The application should be submitted to:

The Administrative Officer
Anaheim University
David Nunan TESOL Institute
Office of Admissions Room 110
1240 South State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806
USA
Tel: 714-772-3330
Fax: 714-772-3331
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Deadline for the receipt of applications for the 2013 Award is October 21, 2012.

TESOL Residential SessionTESOL Residential Session TESOL Residential SessionFrom Saturday April 9 to Tuesday April 12, 2011 Anaheim University, in collaboration with California State University Fullerton, held its annual 4-day Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) residential session in Southern California. Students and faculty from around the world gathered for 4-days on the campus of California State University Fullerton (CSUF) as they discussed topics related to current issues and research methods in TESOL. A TESOL Seminar open to the public entitled "TESOL - Art or Science?" was held on Sunday, April 10th. The April 2011 session was the second time for Anaheim University and CSUF to collaborate. Anaheim University's renowned linguistics professors were in attendance, including Dean of the Graduate School of Education Dr. David Nunan, TESOL Chair Dr. Rod Ellis, and TESOL Professor Dr. Kathleen Bailey.

To see a photo gallery, click here.

Seoul Residential

In October and November 2011, Anaheim University's globally acclaimed TESOL faculty are being featured as Plenary and Featured Speakers at linguistics conferences around the world. On October 15th and 16th, AU TESOL Prof and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Expert Dr. Ken Beatty was a Featured Speaker at KOTESOL in Seoul, South Korea. 2011 marked the 3rd year in a row for Anaheim University faculty to be plenary or featured speakers at KOTESOL.

From November 11-13, 2011 Anaheim University TESOL Chair Dr. Rod Ellis will be a Featured Speaker at the English Teachers Association - Republic of China (ETA-ROC) / PanAsia Conference (PAC) 2011 Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.

To see a photo gallery of the residential session, click here

November 11th, 2005
Management Guru Peter Drucker, 95, Dies
By ALEX VEIGA, Associated Press Writer

Peter DruckerLOS ANGELES - Peter F. Drucker, revered as the father of modern management for his numerous books and articles stressing innovation, entrepreneurship and strategies for dealing with a changing world, died Friday, a spokesman for Claremont Graduate University said. He was 95. Drucker died of natural causes at his home in Claremont, east of Los Angeles, said spokesman Bryan Schneider.

"He is purely and simply the most important developer of effective management and of effective public policy in the 20th century," former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday. "In the more than 30 years that I've studied him, talked with him and learned from him, he has been invaluable and irreplaceable." Drucker was considered a management visionary for his recognition that dedicated employees are key to the success of any corporation, and marketing and innovation should come before worries about finances. His motivational techniques have been used by executives at some of the biggest companies in corporate America, including Intel Corp. and Sears, Roebuck & Co.

In 2002, President Bush honored Drucker with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Business Week magazine hailed him as "the most enduring management thinker of our time," and Forbes magazine featured him on a 1997 cover under the headline: "Still the Youngest Mind." He has been called "the world's foremost pioneer of management theory" and a champion of concepts such as management by objective and decentralization. In the early 1940s, General Motors invited Drucker to study its inner workings. That experience led to his 1946 management book "Concept of the Corporation." He went on to write more than 30 books.

He's very much an intellectual leader, and that's not common," said D. Quinn Mills, a professor at Harvard Business School who shared the podium at several conferences with Drucker. Quinn described Drucker's insights as rare.

After the big stock market decline of October 1987, Drucker said he had expected it, "and not for economic reasons, but for aesthetic and moral reasons." "The last two years were just too disgusting a spectacle," Drucker said. "Pigs gorging themselves at the trough are always a disgusting spectacle, and you know it won't last long." Drucker termed Wall Street brokers "a totally non-productive crowd which is out for a lot of easy money." "When you reach the point where the traders make more money than investors, you know it's not going to last," he said. "The average duration of a soap bubble is known. It's about 26 seconds," Drucker said. "Then the surface tension becomes too great and it begins to burst. "For speculative crazes, it's about 18 months."

Drucker was born in Vienna, and educated there and in England. He received a doctorate in international law while working as a newspaper reporter in Frankfurt, Germany. He remained in Germany until 1933, when one of his essays was banned by the Nazi regime. For a time, he worked as an economist for a bank in London, then moved to the United States in 1937. He taught politics and philosophy at Bennington College in Vermont and for more than 20 years was a professor of management at New York University's graduate business school.

Beginning in 1971, he taught a course for midcareer executives at Claremont Graduate School in California, which named its business school after him. Drucker's management books included: "The Effective Executive," 1966; "Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices," 1974; and "Managing in a Time of Great Change," 1995. In 2004, he put out "The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done." He also wrote scores of articles for the academic and popular press, and two novels and a 1979 autobiography, "Adventures of a Bystander."

While much of his career was spent studying employees in the workplace, Drucker also dedicated time to the service sector, founding the New York-based Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, known since 2003 as the Leader to Leader Institute. Jack Beatty, a senior editor at Atlantic Monthly magazine who wrote the book "The World According to Peter Drucker," described the management guru as "uproariously funny (with) a great rapport. You ask him a question and it can go on for some time."

Drucker is survived by his wife, Doris, and four children.

Story courtesy of AP News