Introduction
 
Aims of the International Research Advisors (IRA) Scheme
 
Current International Research Advisors
 
 


Introduction

It has long been observed that conducting research in the areas of teaching and language education and related fields is highly beneficial to the learning and teaching enterprise. Rigorous and impactful research can inform sound language and teaching practices and vice-versa. One of the current initiatives for the Language Centre is for it to develop and strengthen its pedagogical research capacity and areas of expertise.

In order to provide additional research support for colleagues, the Language Centre has established an International Research Advisors scheme, through which expert advisors will be invited to provide comments on research/grant proposals, assist in different stages of research/scholarly activities and/or be actively involved in research projects as co-investigators or research team members.

 



Aims of the International Research Advisors (IRA) Scheme

  • To provide up-to-date information on current research, sound practices and initiatives for benchmarking against international standards;
  • To assist staff in the Language Centre to maximize the chance of their projects/grants being funded by providing relevant feedback and recommendations;
  • To provide staff in the Language Centre with guidelines for the identification of appropriate research projects/grants which can facilitate students’ language learning at the University; and
  • To help strengthen the pedagogical research capacity of the Language Centre.

 


 

Current International Research Advisors

  • Professor Jack Richards
    Honorary Professor, The University of Sydney, Australia; The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    [ Details ]

  • Professor Martin Guardado
    Professor and Director, English Language School, University of Alberta, Canada
    [ Details ]

  • Dr Chengzhi Chu (儲誠志)
    Associate Professor of Chinese, Chinese Language Program Coordinator, Faculty of the Graduate Group in Linguistics, University of California, Davis, the United States
    [ Details ]