Honorary Professor of Education Inaugural lecture Event as iCalendar

31 October 2014

4 - 5pm

Venue: J1 lecture theatre, Gate 3, Faculty of Education

Location: 74 Epsom Ave, Auckland

Professor Jack Richards
Professor Jack Richards

What does it take to be a language teacher? Exploring teacher knowledge skill and cognition.

Teacher education for language teachers is predicated around assumptions concerning what teachers need to know, how they acquire knowledge and skills, and how they access their knowledge and skills in their practice. Professor Jack Richards will present a number of core dimensions of teacher knowledge and skills and explore the implications for teacher professional development in language teaching.

Professor Jack Richards has worked throughout the world and is internationally recognized as a specialist in second and foreign language teaching. He is the author and co-author of more than 150 books and articles on language teaching methodology and teacher training. Many of these have been translated into a number of languages including Korean, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic. Professor Richard’s popular classroom texts Interchange and the Four Corners series have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

Born and raised in Gisborne New Zealand, Professor Richards completed his PhD at Laval University in Quebec, and has taught in Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong, where he was awarded a chair professorship in 1989. In 1996 Professor Richards returned New Zealand to develop the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics at the University of Auckland.

He has been bestowed numerous academic and personal accolades for his continued work in the field of applied linguistics and education including Honorary Professor at Sydney University, Adjunct Professor at the Regional Language Centre in Singapore and visiting Distinguished Professor at City University, Hong Kong. In 2011 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Literature at Victoria University of Wellington for his services to Education and, at this event, he will receive an Honorary Professorship at the University of Auckland in recognition for his outstanding contribution to linguistics and education globally.

Please join us in recognising Professor Richards’ significant and sustained contribution to language and linguistics education.

Free public lecture followed by refreshments in A201

RSVP: jackrichards.eventbrite.co.nz

Free parking Gate 2