Creative Writing for Academics Workshop with Kip Jones

Last year, Volha and I went on a course at Bournemouth University called ‘Creative writing for academics’. I wrote about our time there on this Blog, which also included the poem that Volha wrote as part of the course. The workshop also inspired ‘Chronicle of a teacher researcher’ which I read at our LANTERN summer Read More …

Congratulations to Eljee’s new chapter!

Congratulations to Eljee who has newly published a chapter on ‘Almost native-speakers: the experiences of visible ethnic-minority, native-English speaking teachers‘!! Javier, E. (2016). Almost native-speakers: the experiences of visible ethnic-minority, native-English speaking teachers. In LETs and NESTs: Voices, Views and Vignettes by Copland, F., Garton, S., and Mann, S. (eds.). London: British Council, pp. 253 – 267. Read More …

‘Key concepts and methods in ethnography, language & communication’ 11-15 September 2017, London

Is ‘qualitative data analysis’ too vague for you? Are you wondering how to do justice to your data? If you are researching social processes, institutions, culture or identity, but are unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining this five day research training course. The programme is designed to Read More …

Manchester Talks Many Languages, 21 February

We are pleased to invite you to attend an event to celebrate International Mother Language Day on 21 February 2017. ‘Manchester Talks Many Languages’ will take place at Central Library, 5:30pm-7pm. Please find an invitation with further details here: http://mlm.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/invitation.png We would be delighted if you could join us there (RSVP to charlotte.jones@manchester.ac.uk by 8 February).

Job Opportunity: Lectureship in Sociolinguistics at Birkbeck College

The Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication (ALC), Birkbeck College, University of London invites applications for a lectureship with a track record and relatively extensive experience in the research area of Sociolinguistics.   We would welcome applicants with expertise in the study of sociolinguistics in multilingual and intercultural contexts, particularly, in one or more of the following Read More …

Job Opportunity: Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in Spanish Language Studies

Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in Spanish Language Studies – School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Contract Type: Permanent   Department: Spanish & Latin American Studies   Closing Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017   Reference: Lec_Spanish   Position Open To: All   The Role Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals Read More …

Call for papers for the Special Issue 18.1 LAIC

Call for papers for the Special Issue 18.1 LAIC Due for publication February 2018 Editors: Melinda Dooly & Claudia Vallejo Working Title: Bridging across languages and cultures in everyday lives: new roles for changing scenarios We are accepting two types of submissions: • Full research articles (8000 words maximum, all inclusive). Up to eight articles Read More …

Call for Abstract: Kaleidoscope Conference 2017

  Kaleidoscope is an annual two-day conference hosted by research students at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. This year, on the 1st-2nd of June, join us for the 14th Kaleidoscope conference! Share your research (at any stage), exchange ideas, find inspiration and food for thought! This year’s theme is “Spread the world: Steps Read More …

Call for Papers: Language Education across Borders

Language Education across Borders Graz, 8th – 10th December 2017 Call for Papers We would like to invite proposals for individual papers (20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion), symposia (90 minutes), workshops (90 minutes), and posters focusing on the theme of borders in language education. Submissions can have a theoretical, empirical and/or practical focus. Read More …

Call for Proposals: Innovative Approaches to Education for Democratic Culture and Inclusive Societies

Innovative Approaches to Education for Democratic Culture and Inclusive Societies May 18-19, 2017  Rijeka, Croatia The 2017 conference will be in many ways the continuation of a series inaugurated by Siena Italian Studies in May 2011, with each conference exploring in various ways themes of service-learning, community engagement and intercultural education.  The following subthemes are Read More …

Call for Chapters: Interculturality and the Political

Call for Chapters Interculturality and the Political Eds. Ashley Simpson & Fred Dervin, University of Helsinki, Finland Deadline for abstracts: 1st March 2017 Purpose of the book The notion of the ‘intercultural’ dates back to the 1950s – although many of the ideas that it discusses have, of course, a much longer history. In over 70 years Read More …

New publication: Language learning motivation as ideological becoming

Congratulations to Lou Harvey on her newly published article! Please follow this link to read the full article. Language learning motivation as ideological becoming Lou Harvey School of Education, University of Leeds System Volume 65, April 2017, Pages 69–77   Abstract This article offers a new reading of motivation based on the dialogical theory of Read More …