University of Turku (Finland)
Department of Teacher Education
Rauhankatu 5ª A27
20100 Turku – Finland
Tel.: +358 2 333 5951
Fax: +358 50 374 7263
John Smeeds holds a PhD degree from Åbo Akademi University, Turku (Finland). He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, Clare Hall, Cambridge (UK).
Lecturer in English Language and Literature. The tasks of the lecturer involve teaching English literature 1600-present, conducting seminars, giving lectures, assessing student assignments, research, administration, and international cooperation.
Nowadays, his task as a teacher education specialist in foreign languages involves securing the qualification of future foreign language teachers at all levels of the Finnish educational system. It also involves administrative duties, research, and international cooperation. He has supervised almost 500 undergraduate and graduate seminar essays on a wide range of topics related to language teaching and language learning.