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 


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Academic invites expressions of interest to become partners and\or to include our work within your portfolio. For 10 years we have provided free at source scholarship and academic research to applied linguistics students, teachers, teacher educators, decision-makers, supporting organisations and other researchers through our YouTube talks. 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 last 10 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 in 10  years, with CPD  in an online environment taking huge strides forward.  

On a more personal level in 2016 I made a positive choice to leave employment in full-time UK-based higher education. 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 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. For TESOLAcademic.org, however, it feels like the right time to make changes and to put out feelers. If there are institutions, organisations, service providers, publishers, individuals, collectives, start-ups etcetera who would like to partner our work and\or have it within your portfolio you are invited to email us with initial expressions of interest. This call is open until 26th April 2019, but if the right offer comes along before the date then we reserve the right withdraw our call at any time, so interested parties are advised contact us ASAP – any updates will be posted on our social media outlets. Please note that your expression of interest emails will be used to decide whether there is sufficient common ground and\or synergies to warrant further discussions. I look forward to hearing from you.


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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