CV

Péter Medgyes

Péter Medgyes

During my career, I have written and edited 36 books and about 180 papers (see selected list of publications). I have been a plenary/keynote speaker in 45 countries. I was on the editorial advisory board of several journals of international reputation, including Language Teaching, English Language Teaching Journal and Language and Education.

Date and place of birth

6th August 1945, Budapest

Nationality

Hungarian

Main areas of research and teaching

applied linguistics, language pedagogy, English pre-service and in-service teacher education, English as a foreign or second language, language policy, curriculum and textbook design, humour research

Education and academic degrees

1994

Doctor of Science in Education (specialisation: Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

1987

PhD in Education (specialisation: Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

1963-1968

BA/MA in English and Russian Language and Literature, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest (ELTE)

Current position

2013

evnyitoEmeritus Professor

Previous employment

2009-2013

Professor of Applied Linguistics, School of English and American Studies, ELTE

2005-2009

Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to Syria

2002-2005

Deputy State Secretary for International Relations, Hungarian Ministry of Education

2001-2002

Acting Director of the School of English and American Studies, ELTE

1997-1998

Deputy State Secretary for International Relations, Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture

1995-2005

Professor of Applied Linguistics, School of English and American Studies, ELTE

1994-1996

Vice President for International Relations, ELTE

1990-2002

Founding Director of the Centre for English Teacher Training, ELTE

1981-1988

Assistant, then Associate Professor, English Department, ELTE

1968-1981

Teacher, then teacher trainer at Radnóti Miklós School, ELTE

Professional activities

2014

Vice President/President-elect of IATEFL (UK)

2013-

Patron of IATEFL Hungary

2012-2014

Editor-in-chief of the quarterly Modern Nyelvoktatás (Modern Language Education)

2012-

Vice-President of the Society of Hungarian Applied Linguists and Language Teachers

1999-2002

Member of the Executive Committee of IATEFL (UK)

1999

Member of Scientific Committee for the Council of Europe Conference on Linguistic Diversity for Democratic Citizenship in Europe, Strasbourg

1998

Member of the Advisory Board for the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, Paris

1998-2002

Member of the Hungarian UNESCO Committee

1998-2005

Member of the Committee of Hungarian Association of Applied Linguists and Language Teachers

1995-2013

Founding Director of the first Hungarian PhD programme in language pedagogy and applied linguistics

1993-1996

General Secretary of the Hungarian-British Friendship Society

1990-

Member of the Educational Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1990-1991

Founding President of IATEFL Hungary

1987-1988

Acting General Secretary of the Hungarian Philological Society

Awards and titles

2013

Gold Plate awarded by the Rector of ELTE

2009

Highest Prize of Honour awarded by the President of Syria

2006

Certificate of Honour awarded by the Lebanese-Hungarian Friendship Society

1999

img028-400Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) awarded by Queen Elizabeth II

1998

Honorary Doctor of the State University of New York

1998

Gold Medal of the President of the Hungary

1995

duke-of-edinburgh-prize

Winner of the Duke of Edinburgh Book Awards conferred by Prince Philip

1987

First Prize in the Hungarian National Software Competition

1979 & 1986

Award of Excellence in Textbook Writing

Grants and scholarships

2000-2002

Széchenyi Professor’s Grant, Hungarian Ministry of Education

1992-93

Visiting scholar, Lancaster University, Lancaster, Great Britain

1991-2002

Research grants, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1988-1989

Fulbright Scholarship, visiting lecturer at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

1987

Soros Grant, research fellow at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Command of foreign languages

Hungarian (native), English (native-like), varying levels of Russian, French, German and Arabic