SOURCE: Anaheim University

June 13, 2008 13:37 ET

Anaheim University Names David Nunan Institute After World's Best Selling Author

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - Anaheim University, based in Anaheim, California and renowned for pioneering online graduate education, has named the David Nunan Institute for Language Education in honor of the world's leading textbook author whose textbook sales have exceeded 300,000,000 copies worldwide. Dr. David Nunan, who is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Anaheim University, is a world-renowned linguist and author of over 100 books and journals. His textbook series entitled "Go For It!" is used in English as a Foreign Language classrooms the world over, and has been adopted as a basal textbook in 29 of the 32 provinces in China.

To commemorate the founding of the Anaheim University David Nunan Institute for Language Education, the University will be hosting a seminar on June 14th, 2008 with Nunan speaking on "Motivating Young Learners" at the University's Akio Morita Learning Center in Tokyo, Japan. According to Anaheim University's Director of Development David Bracey, "Over the past 30 years Professor Nunan has traveled to nearly every country in the world to make presentations and speeches at universities and academic conferences. He has dedicated his life to improving English education around the globe."

Nunan has taught at such prestigious institutions as Columbia University, Monterey Institute, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Hong Kong. He is a former President of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching organization. Nunan has brought together a world-class faculty of acclaimed linguists to teach Anaheim University's Online Masters program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). These acclaimed authors include the Chair of the Graduate School of Education and Oxford University Press award-winning author Dr. Rod Ellis, former TESOL President Dr. Kathleen Bailey, and Oxford and Cambridge University Press author Dr. Ruth Wajnryb.

The David Nunan Institute for Language Education will offer online and on-campus English teacher training programs for teachers of adults and children as well as English learning programs for non-native speakers. David Nunan is the latest addition to a prestigious list of industry leaders who have had schools or institutes named in their honor by Anaheim University, including acclaimed film director Akira Kurosawa, Sony Founder Akio Morita and world-renowned architect Kisho Kurokawa.

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