These are the experts we depend on.
Our hand-picked academic advisors are internationally acclaimed experts in the fields of teaching English as a second language (ESL), English as a foreign language (EFL) and English for special purposes (ESP), and they have made significant contributions to the creation of GlobalEnglish' products.
Dr. David Nunan
Senior Academic Advisor
Dr. David Nunan is Vice President for Academic Affairs at Anaheim University, California, Emeritus Professor at the University of Hong Kong, Professor in Education at the University of NSW, and Senior Academic Advisor to GlobalEnglish Corporation in San Francisco. He has held substantive positions at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, the South Australian College of Advanced Education (now the University of South Australia), the Regional Language Centre, Singapore, and Macquarie University in Sydney as well as visiting positions at many universities including the University of Stockholm, Sophia University in Tokyo and the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.
He has published over 100 scholarly books and articles on teacher education, curriculum development, classroom-based research and the teaching of grammar in the communicative classroom. In addition to his research and scholarly work, Nunan is the author of several major textbook series for the teaching and learning of English as a Foreign Language. These texts are based on his task-based language teaching approach, and are widely used in schools, school systems and universities around the world. His series Go For It is widely used within the Middle School system in China, and is the largest selling textbook series in the world with total sales of over 2.2 billion copies.
David Nunan has served two terms on the TESOL Board of Directors, first as Member-at-Large, and then as President. He was the first person to serve as President from outside of North America. In 2007, he was elected to the Board of Trustees of The International Research Foundation for Language Education.
Dr. Linda Blanton
Dr. Linda Blanton is Professor of English and Director of the University Honors Program at the University of New Orleans. She is former Chair of the Department of English and Coordinator of the university's program in English as a second language. Dr. Blanton has authored a number of best-selling writing textbooks, including the Composition Practice and The Multicultural Workshop series as well as the scholarly book Varied Voices on Language and Literacy Learning (Heinle & Heinle). She earned her PhD in Linguistics from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Dr. Mary Ann Christison
Dr. Mary Ann Christison is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Utah and former President of International TESOL. She is the author of more than 50 books and scholarly articles on teaching ESL (English as a second language). Dr. Christison is a leading expert on the role that the brain plays in guiding the language learning process. She is also an authority on content-based language instruction and the application of multiple intelligence theory to second language learning. She earned her PhD from the University of Utah.
Dr. Fernando Fleurquin
Dr. Fernando Fleurquin is Academic Director of the Alianza Cultural Uruguay Estados Unidos in Montevideo, Uruguay. He has coordinated workshops at international venues with Kathleen Bailey, David Nunan and other leaders in the field of ESL/EFL (English as a second language/English as a foreign language). Dr. Fleurquin holds an MD from the University of the Republic (Uruguay) and a TEFL degree from the Alianza.
Barbara Foley is Associate Professor of English at Union County College in New Jersey and is former Director of the Institute for Intensive English at the college. Professor Foley is author of Listen to Me!, Now Hear This! and The New Grammar in Action series (Heinle & Heinle). She has also co-authored Lifelines 1–4, a textbook series for recent immigrants (Pearson Education). Professor Foley holds an MA in TESOL from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Helen Kalkstein Fragiadakis
Helen Kalkstein Fragiadakis is Chairperson of the Department of English for international students at Contra Costa College in California. She is the author of All Clear!, a best-selling idioms series (Heinle & Heinle). Professor Fragiadakis writes about and presents widely on the teaching of idioms and the meaningful integration of ESL (English as a second language) students into community college life. She holds an MA in TESOL from San Francisco State University.
Linda Grant, former Assistant Director of the English as a Second Language Program at Emory University, is a writer, consultant and teacher trainer associated with the MA TESOL program at Georgia State University. She is author of Well Said, the best-selling advanced pronunciation textbook (Heinle & Heinle), and writes about and presents widely on communicative approaches to teaching pronunciation. Professor Grant holds an MA in audiology from the University of Cincinnati.
Daphne Mackey is Director of Special Programs in English as a Second Language at the University of Washington Extension. She has developed materials and provided teacher training for a wide range of corporate language programs. Professor Mackey is the author of Contact USA, Grammar Plus and More Grammar Plus (Pearson Education), as well as the new Kaleidoscope Reading & Writing series (Houghton Mifflin). She earned her MEd and MBA at Boston University.
Joseph A. McVeigh
Joseph A. McVeigh is Associate Director for programs in ESL (English as a second language) and TESOL at the Center for Educational Technology at Middlebury College in Vermont. A chief focus of Professor McVeigh's work is exploring new and innovative methods of delivering language instruction through technology. Professor McVeigh is a former Member of the Board of Directors of International TESOL. He holds an MA in TESOL from Biola University in California.
Dr. Joy Reid
Dr. Joy Reid is Professor of English at the University of Wyoming. She has written and consulted widely on topics in composition, international student issues, assessment and learning styles. Dr. Reid's well-known publications include Understanding Learning Styles in the Second Language Classroom and Teaching ESL Writing as well as the textbooks Basic Writing, The Process of Composition (Pearson Education) and Looking Ahead (Heinle & Heinle). Dr. Reid is a former President of International TESOL. She holds a PhD from Colorado State University.