Staff Profile


Mr Sarn Rich

Senior Lecturer

School: Centre for Language and Linguistics

Campus: Lady Wootton's Green

Tel: 01227 923258

Profile summary

Current teaching responsibilities:

  • Second Language Learning (Pg Dip/MA TESOL)
  • Exploring Language (BA English Language and Communication)
  • Contemporary English Usage (BA Creative and Professional Writing)
  • English Language: Present, Past and Future (BA English Language and Communication; BA English)
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults (CELTA)
  • English as a Foreign Language (General English Programme)
  • Supervision of Dissertations (MA TESOL) and Individual Studies (BEd TESL)

Other roles in the Centre for Language Studies and Applied Linguistics

  • Representative, Faculty Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee
  • Joint representative (with John Kullman), Faculty International Committee

Previous positions involved academic management, course direction, teacher training and English language teaching with

  • private language schools (Churchill House, Pilgrims, Bell, Hilderstone College and others) in the UK
  • International House in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Georgia
  • other language teaching institutions in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea

Academic interests

  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Children's language
  • ELT classroom practice
  • Philosophy of language
  • Interdisciplinary approaches

Teaching and subject expertise

  • Teacher Training and Development
  • English Language Teaching
  • Second Language Learning
  • English Grammar and Phonology
  • Cognitive Linguistics, especially in ELT

External activities

External Examiner

  • University of Bedfordshire


  • International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Lancaster 2014
  • International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, London 2012
  • Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, Rome 2011
  • 'Childhood in its Time', Canterbury Christ Church 2009
  • 'Cutting Edges', Canterbury Christ Church 2007, 2008, 2009

Publications and research outputs

Articles on

  • voice-setting phonology,
  • using songs in ELT ,
  • strategic competence

English Teaching professional on

  • exploiting spelling mistakes,
  • interactive whiteboards

Journal of the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture (Volume 2, Number 1 Winter 2010 ISSN: 1949-2774) on

  • exploring cultures and experiences through fairytales

Humanising Language Teaching on

  • what EFL teachers can learn from young children

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