Andy Kirkpatrick

Are best English teachers born to it?

An education professor's call for a change in the way we teach English certainly grabbed headlines. Whether it would have the 'revolutionary' effect Andy Kirkpatrick has predicted is debatable.

Tuesday, 31 May, 2011, 12:00am

Call for HK revolution in English teaching

English should be taught by teachers who speak it as a second language and not by native English speakers, according to a Hong Kong professor.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Call for revolution in english teaching

English should be taught in Hong Kong by multilingual teachers, not native English speakers, according to a Hong Kong education professor who is organising an international conference on English as a lingua franca, being held in the city.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am


Logic of language argument fails scrutiny test

It's quite a relief to me that Andy Kirkpatrick ('No good beating about the Bush, English is changing, Education Post, June 23), is not teaching logic.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


Kirkpatrick's agenda clashes with real needs of language learning

30 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


White won't wash in context of global English

I fully concur with Andy Kirkpatrick ('Multilingual teachers would better meet needs of NETs Scheme', Education Post, June 2) that English is nowadays a global language quite far removed from the ethnocentric maw of its initial progenitors and proponents, white Englishmen and their scion in the many lands they imperiously invaded.

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Championing Hong Kong English with local heroes

ANDY KIRKPATRICK grew up in Malaysia, chose to study Chinese at university in Britain and in Shanghai towards the end of the Cultural Revolution and continues to conduct research into its linguistic issues.

It is an unusual background for a professor of English. On the other hand, it helps explain why he has a stridently non-Anglocentric view of the language.

18 Mar 2006 - 12:00am