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David Nunan‏‎

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TESOL or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is usually used to talk about teaching English to people who do not already speak English. It's more commonly used by American teachers.

For more, see TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

ESOL is an acronym meaning English to Speakers of Other Languages. It is all about people who do not have English as a mother tongue, learning English. Typically these might be immigrants or workers or students who have moved to a new country.

For more, see ESOL - English to Speakers of Other Languages.

ELT stands for English Language Teaching. It's a general term for teaching English as a Foreign or Second language.

For more, see ELT‏‎ - English Language Teaching.

David NunanDavid Nunan is a linguist and ELT author who has published over 100 books and articles in the areas of curriculum and materials development, classroom-based research, and discourse analysis. Many of his English Language Teaching textbooks were written for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Thomson Learning.

Nunan has also been involved in directing post-graduate programs in applied linguistics and language education in many different parts of the world for over thirty years.

Now serving as Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Anaheim University, Nunan served as Chair and Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong since 1994 and has been involved in the teaching of graduate programs at Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, Monterey Institute for International Studies, and several others.

In 2000 he served as President of TESOL, the language teaching association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

In 2002 he 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.

In 2005 he was named one of the top “50 Australians who Matter”.

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