Anthony Fitzpatrick is a member of Training Language and Culture Editorial Board and one of the people ensuring the quality of research published in TLC. You can browse this page for more information or follow the link below to learn more about Anthony Fitzpatrick's affiliation.
Anthony Fitzpatrick has been involved in language teaching for more than forty years, in particular in England, Sweden, and Germany. He has taught in all sectors of education (primary, upper- and lower-secondary, university, adult, continuing, and vocational education) and has a long history of teacher training.
As former Head of Foreign Language Projects at the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE), Fitzpatrick was responsible for the development of curricula and language examinations (including Vocationally Oriented Language Learning) offered in seven European languages as well as Japanese. Later he was responsible for International Contacts for the DIE.
When Fitzpatrick was the Director of the ICC (from its founding until 2006), he coordinated the work of over forty member organizations involved in language teaching in various sectors of education in sixteen European countries. Since the launch of the education programmes of the European Commission in 1989 (LINGUA, SOCRATES, LEONARDO, etc.), he has been involved in over twenty EC-funded projects, chiefly as project coordinator. He has also initiated and coordinated four major projects at the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz, Austria since its founding in 1995. His current interests include the use of new media in vocationally oriented language learning and quality assurance and certification in the training of language teachers.