IATEFL Research SIG online discussion, Friday 14th 1pm BST

This is an online discussion around three recently published books (Volha and I both have chapters in one of them). It is being  hosted by Mark Wyatt in IATEFL’s Adobe Connect Room http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/resigwebinars/ and the three books to be discussed are:   Kenan Dikilitaş on his recent book with Carol Griffiths on developing language teacher autonomy Read More …

A.maze.ing event 2017

Thank you very much to Min and Nahielly for organising today’s A.maze.ing event for our LANTERN community. I not only thoroughly enjoyed myself making piñatas, drawing batik patterns, and responding to different images, but was also encouraged through Min’s mountain activity, and given much food for thought in the other presentations. Khwan spoke of how important our LANTERN community has been for Read More …

Call for abstracts: 20th International Conference in Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, 27th–29th, June 2017

Warwick Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce the 20th Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics which will be held from Tuesday, 27th to Thursday, 29th June 2016. This conference is a successful tradition at Warwick Applied Linguistics which, every year, brings together many research students (masters and PhD) within and outside the UK. This year, however, we have decided to welcome contributions Read More …

Two more book contributions in ‘Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field’

Volha and I both have contributions in the book ‘Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field’ edited by Siân Etherington and Mark Daubney. This book is based on poster presentations from the IATEFL Research SIG pre-conference event held in Manchester in 2015. Both those posters are on the walls in the B3 corridor in 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 …

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 …

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 …

Advance notice – ReSIG pre-conference event, Glasgow 2016. Researching ELT History: A Hands-on Workshop

This will take place on 3rd April, 2017 at IATEFL Glasgow. Here is what the organisers say about the event: This one-day event aims to show how uncovering ELT history can provide useful new perspectives, both for our own professional practice and for the field more generally. From an initial focus on participants’ language learning Read More …

Latest news on the ‘Expectations of and on international students in UK HE: investigating mismatching language ontologies and destabilising encounters’ workshop

This is being held at Manchester Metropolitan University, Business School Building, Room BS 3.28 on Friday 16th September. Duygu and Nahielly are representing our community, so if you are around and would like to go and support them book a ticket quickly as there are only a few left.   0900 Registration and tea/coffee 0920 Welcome Read More …

Free one-day workshop before IALIC on Telecollaboration / Virtual Exchange in education

This is not a pre-conference workshop directly sponsored by IALIC , because at least one strand in the conference (on technology) and the theme of the workshop are quite similar, but the UNICollaboration Association has decided to offer the sessions for free the day before the conference as part of their launch campaign. See attached Flyer for Read More …

Latest volume of English Language Teacher Education & Development (ELTED) Journal now published

This is an open access journal available here and contains the following articles: Articles Reflexive themes in context: a case study in Japan – Hugh Scott Smith & Alexey Kukharuk Task-based learning in language teacher education – Bill Littlewood Why practice makes perfect sense: the past, the present and potential future of the PPP paradigm in language teacher education – Read More …

Call for papers – Expectations of and on international students in UK HE: investigating mismatching language ontologies and destabilising encounters

This is an event being organised in part by Lou Harvey as part of the BAAL/Routledge Applied Linguistics Workshop Programme 2016, on Friday 16th September 2016 at Manchester Metropolitan University, Business School Building, Room BS 3.28 Keynote Speakers and Discussants Prof. Adrian Holliday, Canterbury Christ University Dr. Rachel Wicaksono, York St. John University Mr. Vincenzo Raimo, University Read More …