Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in TESOL

  Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in TESOL Manchester Metropolitan University – Languages, Information and Communications Location: Manchester Salary: £33,943 to £46,924 Grade 8/9 Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Placed on: 21st March 2017 Closes: 15th April 2017 Job Ref: T2-80309327-02 Average weekly working hours: 37.00 Department Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK’s largest and most popular Read More …

CALL FOR PROPOSALS. Intercultural Competence and Mobility: Virtual and Physical

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Intercultural Competence and Mobility: Virtual and Physical   Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence January 25-28, 2018 Tucson, Arizona   Keynote Presentation Robert O’Dowd (University of León) Moving from Intercultural Contact to Intercultural Learning in Virtual Exchange   Plenary Presentations Alvino Fantini (SIT Graduate Institute) Exploring Intercultural Read More …

BAAL 2017 – Final Call for Papers

The 50th Anniversary Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics will be hosted by the Centre for Language Education Research, University of Leeds, on 31 August – 2 September 2017. CALL FOR PAPERS Conference theme: Diversity in Applied Linguistics: Opportunities, Challenges, Questions 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the first annual meeting of BAAL. Read More …

Health and well-being for researchers: Free online Q&A tomorrow (14th March)

I’ve just found out about this and am posting it here in case anyone is interested. It’s being run by Vitae and the topic is: Coping with stress and anxiety: health and well-being for researchers. It will  take place on the 14 March between 2-3pm (UK Time). This is an opportunity for your researchers to Read More …

LANTERN Talk: Inquiring into ‘the intercultural’ of pedagogies in Higher Education

We are delighted to announce our next LANTERN lunchtime talk, which will be give by Ana Mocanu from the University of Cambridge, 12:00 – 13:00, 31st March, 2017, C3.30, Ellen Wilkinson. In the talk, she will problematize the concept of intercultural pedagogies in relation to discourses of globalization, Higher Education (HE) internationalisation, and also UK policies on internationalising HE teaching Read More …

A new book chapter, and a contribution

It’s been a long time coming, but at last a book chapter I wrote the first draft for back in November 2015 has been published. It is about the classroom-based research that I undertook with the learners of EUS9 (English for University Studies, class 9), and was written in collaboration with two of the learners. The Read More …

World Education Day-2017

World Education Day-2017 Theme: Inheritance, Innovation, Development and Philanthropy Time: September 27-29, 2017 Place: Dalian, China Tentative Program Main Conference Part 1: Welcome Banquet and Opening Ceremony  Part 2: Plenary Lectures on Education for Sustainable Development Block 1: Educational Leadership Forums Forum 1-1: New Leadership in Education -Top 100 President talking about How to Build Read More …

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in TESOL/Applied Linguistics at the University of Bristol

Lecturer in Education (TESOL/Applied Lingustics) Job number ACAD102484 Division/School Graduate School of Education Working pattern Full time Closing date for applications 28-Mar-2017 Location: Bristol UK   The Graduate School of Education is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to make a significant contribution to the School’s long established Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Read More …

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 …