An Interview with Hugh Starkey

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Bob Ashcroft, Tokai University Sapporo

Welcome to the midsummer edition of TLT interviews! Our feature interview is with Hugh Starkey, Professor of Citizenship and Human Rights Education with the Institute of Education at the University of Central London. He has published widely on language teaching, cosmopolitan citizenship, and human rights education in a globalizing world. He is the co-founder and director of the International Centre for Education and Democratic Citizenship. Professor Starkey has also acted as a consultant to the Council of Europe, UNESCO, the European Commission, and the British Council. For the JALT2017 conference in Tsukuba, he gave a plenary speech entitled, “Cosmopolitan Citizenship and Language Learning.” During the conference, he talked more in depth with Bob Ashcroft, a teacher in the Department of International Communication at Tokai University in Sapporo. Bob has a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from Birmingham University and a Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA). He has also taught in Poland, Germany, and Cambodia. Bob’s research interests include CALL, vocabulary learning, and corpus linguistics. So, without further ado, to the interview!