Biographical information

Personal: Name: Dr. Jenő BÁRDOS, University address: Eszterházy Károly University, Faculty of Teacher Training, Institute of Education, 12, Klapka Str. 3300, Eger, Hungary.

Phone: +36-36-520400, Mobile:+36-30-9295092; e-mail: and

Degrees and Scientific Qualifications (Year, Institution):  MAs in Hungarian, Russian and English literature and languages (1968, 1969), University of Szeged, Hungary;  DipTEFL (1980), University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K.;  Doctor of Arts (1981), ELTE University, Budapest; Ph.D. in Education (C.Sc. in Language Pedagogy)(1987), Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest; Habilitation (applied linguistics and language pedagogy) (1995) ELTE University, Budapest; D.Sc. in Education (Language Pedagogy) MTA doktora (2007), Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary

Employment/ Current position: Professor Emeritus, Director of Studies of the Doctoral School of Education, Eszterházy Károly University (2010- )

Previous positions held: : Head of the Institute of English and American Studies at Pannon University (1990-2010 ) (Full (tenured) professor 1995-)  , Senior lecturer: 1990-95);

Visiting Fulbright Professor at Rutgers University, N.J., U.S.A. (foundation of the Hungarian Institute and the Hungarian minor) (1988-90); Senior Lecturer, Lecturer at the Foreign Language Examination Centre of the Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE ITK), Budapest, 1979-90); Lecturer in English and Russian languages at the Foreign Language Department of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at ELTE, Budapest (1972-78);

Secondary School Teacher (Secondary School for Telecommunication and Security Systems, Budapest) teaching Hungarian, Russian and English Languages and literature (1968-1972)

Teaching Experience: identical with the above mentioned jobs (49 years, of which 45 years in higher education)

Administrative experience (selected): Head of the Institute of English and American Studies (previously English and American Studies Department) (1990-2010  );  Member, later President of the Hungarian Accreditation Board for Foreign Languages (NYAT) (2004-2007); Dean of the Faculty of Teacher Training, University of Veszprém (later The University of Pannonia) (1990-98); Vice-President of the Hungarian State Language Examination Board (1979-90); Deputy Director of the Foreign Language Examination Centre of ELTE Univ.(1979-88); etc.

Professional affiliations and activities: (selected) Fulbright Alumni, N.J., U.S.A. (1988-); Fulbright Alumni, Hungary (1992-); European Association of American Studies (EAAS) (2000- , Member of the Board between 2001-2004); Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) (1994-); EARLI (1994-); EALTA (2004-); IATEFL Hungary (1992-); Member of the National Board of the Society of Modern Philology (1995-); HUSSE, HAAS (1993-); Hungarian Association of Applied Linguists and Language Teachers (MANYE 1990- served two terms as Vice-President); FL Cabinet of the Ministry of Ed.(2002-2005); Honorary President of the Association of Language Examiners and Language Testing Experts (2002-) etc.

Research endeavours/ Subjects of interest: Applied Linguistics (Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics); Hungarian Studies; Hungarian as a Foreign Language; Foreign Language Teacher Training; FL Testing and Evaluation; American Studies; Language Pedagogy; American Folk Music; History of Foreign Language Teaching; Contemporary FLT, etc.

Regularly taught courses: virtually identical with the above mentioned

Thesis supervision: supervised over 140 BA and MA theses and 16 Ph.D. theses of which 10 have been defended

Awards and Honours: (selected) 1975 Research Scholarship, Manchester University, UK; 1979/80: Hungarian State Research Scholarship/British Council, Canterbury, UK; 1986:ELTE Research Scholarship, The University of Stockholm, Sweden; 1988-90: Fulbright Scholarship, Rutgers University, N.J., U.S.A.; 1993: Apáczai Csere János Award; 1995: Tempus JEP (World Bank N.724) Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J., U.S.A.; 1999-2002: (Hungarian State) Széchenyi Professorship; 2003: Gizella Award (the highest ranking cultural award of the county capital, Veszprém; 2008: Brassai Sámuel Award (the highest ranking award in applied linguistics; 2009: The Joint American Studies MA Project, Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A.; 2010:Cross of Knighthood of the Hungarian Republic;  2011: Kiss Árpád Award; 2011: Great Merit Award of Veszprém County; 2015: Somos Lajos Award; etc.

Non-professional interests/hobbies: audiophile equipment and recording; unabashed playing the various musical instruments; tennis; windsurfing        Prof. Dr. Jenő BÁRDOS