Jack Richards is now offering travel support to all competitors who reach the finals in the New Zealand Chamber Music Competition, an annual competition for school chamber music groups that attracts over 500 entrants every year.
Some 40 make their way to the national finals that are held either in Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch and all will now receive a Jack Richards travel grant.
Professors, lecturers, teachers, MA Students, PhD Candidates, researchers, practitioners, and experts in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT), TEFL, and Applied Linguistics are cordially invited to submit papers to the International Conference on New Trends in English Language Teaching and Testing that will take place in Dubai, UAE, on 24 August 2017.
Dr. Richards will be a keynote speaker. For more information, please see the conference website at www.ntelt.com
Professors, lecturers, teachers, MA Students, PhD Candidates, researchers, practitioners, and experts in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT), TEFL, and Applied Linguistics are cordially invited to submit papers to the International Conference on New Trends in English Language Teaching and Testing that will take place in Ardabil, Iran, on 28 August 2017.
Dr. Richards will be a keynote speaker. For more information, please see the conference website at www.nteltir.com
In 2016, Jack Richards’ articles were the most frequently downloaded articles in RELC Journal.
Journal publishers today count the number of downloads of articles as a main indicator of the success of a journal. The publisher of RELC Journal (Sage) reports that Jack Richards’ articles in RELC Journal were the most frequently downloaded articles in 2016. The 10 most frequently downloaded articles in order of frequency were:
Jack C. Richards and Randi Reppen. Towards a Pedagogy of Grammar Instruction – 2,655 Downloads
Montri Tangpijaikul. Preparing Business Vocabulary for the ESP Classroom – 2,102 Downloads
Martha C. Pennington & Jack C. Richards. Teacher Identity in Language Teaching: Integrating Personal, Contextual, and Professional Factors – 1,616 Downloads
Yan Jiang. Exploring Teacher Questioning as a Formative Assessment Strategy – 1,180 Downloads
Lindy Woodrow. Anxiety and Speaking English as a Second Language – 1,160 Downloads
Jayoung Song. EFL Learners’ Incidental Acquisition of English Prepositions through Enhanced Extensive Reading Instruction – 1,106 Downloads
Jack C. Richards. Curriculum Approaches in Language Teaching: Forward, Central, and Backward Design – 1,090 Downloads
Jack C. Richards. The Changing Face of Language Learning: Learning Beyond the Classroom – 980 Downloads
Zhao Hong Han. Rethinking the Role of Corrective Feedback in Communicative Language Teaching– Downloads 710
Sandhya Rao Mehta. Can Thinking be Taught? Linking Critical Thinking and Writing in an EFL Context – Downloads 648
Dr. Richards has written a book called 50 Tips for Teacher Development, to be published in 2017. The tips in the book contain a wide variety of activities that teachers can use to plan and manage aspects of their own professional development. They draw on Dr. Richards’ many years of experience in working with teachers at different stages in their professional development. The tips address core aspects of teacher development, including such issues as assessing needs and goals, researching teaching and learning, extending knowledge and skills, and expanding professional knowledge.
In February and March 2017 Jack Richards sponsored a series of New Zealand concerts by EDITH FISCHER – pianist and protégé of Claudio Arrau and Founder and Artistic Director of Semaine Internationale de Piano et Musique de Chambre, Blonay, Switzerland, and her husband JORGE PEPI-ALOS – pianist and composer Professor at the University of Chile, Santiago. Their visit included a piano recital for four-hands as part of the Tiromoana Summer Concert Series (held in Jack and Won Gyu Moon’s New Zealand summer residence) as well as a recital as part of the Creative New Zealand/Jack C Richards Composer in Residence Program at Victoria University, Wellington.
In the photo Jack is seen with Edith and Jorge following their Christchurch recital, and together with Christchurch pianist Tony Chen Lin, who accompanied the musicians on their New Zealand tour.