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 from 2008 to 2018 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Academic built up 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 kindly supported our initiative and in total we host: 24 Keynote Talks (16 in 2008-13 and 8 in 2014-18);  46 Research Paper Talks from scholars who have published in highly regarded peer-reviewed Language Education journals; 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 our social media outlets, once put us at the forefront of our field for online continuing professional development (CPD) and today our resources are still regularly accessed and cited. We began our journey at a time when  scholarly video talks on the internet were few and far between and this was something which I, as a full-time Senior Lecturer in TESOL at a British University, wanted to do something about. Much has been achieved and we are proud of the role that we played in what was a newly emerging information age. More about all of this 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 are now a plethora of free web sites, YouTube talks, webinars, blogs, Facebook groups, Twitter feeds, podcasts and so on.  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 for those with the internet 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 the last of our Keynotes and Research Paper talks were posted. However, we are very much open to discussions from individuals and organisations who have suggestions, together with resources for taking this work to a next step.  

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 my profession without any of the demotivating constraints. I consider myself fortunate as my work very much continues, but on my own terms. My Language Education research publications continue to generate frequent citations according to Google Scholar (CLICK here for March 21 indicative stats) and notions of: digital-self in an L2; mobile assisted language use (MALU) replacing computer or mobile assisted language learning (CALL); informal second language learning are arguably more relevant today than ever before.  My TESOL-based activities include: external MA examining; online dissertation supervision; peer-reviewing; guest lectures\workshops; invited conference talks; webinars; 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 cost-effective promotion services.  We also help TESOL-based researchers with the data gathering stages of their studies, this IS A FREE SERVICE, available on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact me to find out more or to discuss other  collaborative ventures. 


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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Follow us - we tweet & RT about  issues in #TESOL, #LanguageEducation and #Education more generally. We also offer a great outlet to promote your product or service at highly competitive rates. At our discretion we can also tweet a                             link to online language education  surveys, this is a free service.

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