10 yrs 0f supporting scholarship in #TESOL (2008-2018) 
78 free #LanguageEducation YouTube talks
Consultancy services 
from Huw Jarvis, 
Founder & Editor.


Linking theory & practice 
Promoting research 


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For 10 years Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Academic built up and provided a collection of free at source academic research videos for applied linguistics students, teachers, teacher educators, decision-makers, supporting organisations and other researchers through our YouTube channel.    Many leading academics in our field have kindly supported our initiative and in total we host 24 Keynote Talks (16 in 2008-13 and 8 in 2014-18). We also host 46 Research Paper Talks from scholars who have published in highly regarded peer-reviewed Language Education journals and 8 Featured Publications with talks from book authors. Our work has reached many thousands, it has been a fantastic journey and we thank everyone for their brilliant support.

Our talks, combined with social media outlets, put us at the forefront of our field for online continuing professional development (CPD) for a number of years. Our work began at a time when there was very little out there and when I, as founder and editor, was in full-time employment as a Senior Lecturer in TESOL at a British University. Much has been achieved and we are proud of the role that we have played in the newly emerging information age. More about this work is documented in Jarvis, H. (2017) ‘TESOLacademic.org - our ever changing story.’ ELT Research. Vol. 31. pp. 39-41. It is an understatement to say that a great deal has changed over the years, there is now a plethora of free web sites, YouTube talks, webinars, blogs, Facebook groups, Twitter feeds, podcasts and so on.  Today virtually every institution, professional association, publisher or company; together with millions of individuals have an online TESOL presence in some form. Furthermore, whilst journal paywalls regrettably still exist there has clearly been significant improvements and it is easier to access knowledge than it has ever been. In short, knowledge dissemination and discussion has come a long way since we launched in 2008, with CPD  in an online environment taking huge strides forward.   It is against this background, together with the more personal narrative below that in 2018 we posted the last of our Keynotes and Research Paper talks.

In 2016 I made a positive choice to leave full-time employment at a UK-based higher education institution. For me this was a good move as I now get to do all the things that I love about TESOL without any of the demotivating constraints. I consider myself fortunate as my work very much continues, but on my own terms. My TESOL-based activities include: external MA examining; online dissertation supervision; peer-reviewing; guest lectures\workshops (for example a 2018 University of Graz hosted event); conference talks (for example a 2017 International Language Symposium plenary); webinars (for example a 2019 Liverpool University supported event); supporting early career researchers and much more besides. Today TESOLAcademic.org, with its huge social media outlets, support a number of my activities and it continues to offer a service to small and medium providers of: books; seminar\conference events; digital products; courses etcetera.  We can raise profile, presence and outreach for these groups. We can provide cost-effective tailor-made packages and have an established record with: publishers; conference organisers; an MA provider; an ELT digital innovation company. Such services, unlike a few years ago, are now offered on a bespoke basis - so whether you work in the small to medium sized ELT industry, or in the not for profit sector please do contact me to put out feelers.


Our talks are classified into three areas


Keynotes: cutting-edge leaders in the field talk about their work. 

16 Keynotes (2008-2013) from: N. Spada; M. McCarthy; A. Holiday;  T. Rodgers; R. Phillipson; T. Lynch; V. Cook; A. Pennycook;  J. Jenkins; M. Cortazzi; P. Nation; D. Little; A. Tsui; D. Nunan;  A. Burns; K. Johnson.  

8 Keynotes (2014-2018) from:  B. Tomlinson; S. Mercer; S. Thornbury, G. Flucher; J. Swales; D. Larsen-Freeman; R. Ellis; S. Krashen.


46 Research Paper Talks from authors who have published in a leading language education peer-reviewed academic journals. 


8 Featured Publications from authors of language education books.  Publishers pay for this service.


Download the database of  all our talks


Social media for language education


'Digital Media for #CPD and developing a #PLN in #TESOL'  Free task sheet to learn more about our Keynotes and to help get you started with sharing ideas on social media.      

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