New book – Interculturality in Education: A Theoretical and Methodological Toolbox

This book explores the decades-long use of the notion of interculturality in education and other fields, arguing that it is now time to move beyond certain assumptions towards a richer and more realistic understanding of the ‘intercultural’. Many concepts such as culture, identity and intercultural competence are discussed and revised. Myths about interculturality are also Read More …

Job opportunity – Vacancy in the Intercultural Field: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (one post, permanent position)

The University of Warwick, UK, is seeking an ambitious academic with expertise in the intercultural field, especially in relation to business. Applications from candidates specialising in two or more of the following areas are particularly welcome: international business communication, marketing across cultures, management across cultures, global public relations, internal communications in multicultural contexts, international development, quantitative research methodology. Read More …

Kaleidoscope 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday and especially to those who took up the challenge to present something creative. I think Khwan summed up the ‘Kaleideoscope’ theme well (although I can’t remember the exact three words you used Khwan!), but it was to do with reflecting on things from new and fresh perspectives; seeing things through Read More …

Public lecture, Birkbeck, London. Improving second language acquisition: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Madrid, 1st July 2016

A free talk given by Dr.Carmen Pena Díaz,Universidad de Alcalá (Website:http://www3.uah.es/traduccion/profesorado/Pena_Diaz.html) on Friday 1st July, 2016 06:00 – 07:30PM. Event Description The Spanish joke “What is a Spanish person? Someone whose life is spent learning English”, perfectly defines the Spanish general perception of their second language acquisition, which is usually English. According to a survey conducted by the Read More …

Deadline approaching: Integrity as a way forward, Athens, September 2016

This is an inaugural Mediterranean conference on integrity being held in Greece, September 8-10. Topics include: Integrity as a societal value The development of ethical decision-making capacities Courage and integrity in the face of corruption and injustice Veracity in education and assessment Educative responses to breaches of integrity Inspiring, developing and supporting integrity “Champions” Research Read More …

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant, University of Cambridge

Corpus linguistics job: Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term) Adverbs in spoken language: A corpus-based analysis of learner and native-speaker language and its pedagogical implications We are looking for a Research Assistant (0.6 fte) to work on the above research project which is funded by the Cambridge Humanities Research Grant scheme. You will facilitate the analysis of corpus data Read More …

Call for papers: Language in Focus Conference, Multiple Perceptual Frames on ELT and SLA, March 2017, Cyprus

if you fancy a conference in Cyprus, then check out the following. Here is what the organisers say: Annual LIF conferences have already become an academic platform for exchanging exciting ideas, projects and scientific research results between aspiring academics, teachers, and well-known researchers. In harmony with this spirit of academic enthusiasm, LIF2017 Conference aims at Read More …

Job opportunity: Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, UCL, London

UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics, UCL Institute of Education, University College London (UCL), UK Grade: 8 (Lecturer B), full-time, open ended Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £41,844 – £49,362 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Masters Read More …

Call for Papers: Online Conference on Research into Using Technology for Language Learning

This is an exciting new event organised by Laureate-Cambridge OLLReN and IATEFL’s LTSIG which will bring together researchers from around the world to share their work into investigating the impact of technology on language learning. Thursday 6th to Friday 7th October 2016 To submit a proposal click here Deadline: 4th July, 10:00 (BST)   Laureate-Cambridge OLLReN (Online Language Learning Read More …

Conference organised by Alex Baratta and Paul Smith, Call for papers: An exploration of religious voices and identities in higher education, The University of Manchester

This one-day conference brings together researchers, lecturers and students who share an interest, be it personal, teaching or research-based, in the topic of religion in higher education. The focus is to explore the reality for university students who are also members of a faith. The broad question that derives from this is essentially, ‘can the Read More …

New Book: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION. NEW PERSPECTIVES FROM ELF

Edited by the organisers of the ELF6 Conference in Rome, it has been published by RomaTrE-Press   (Roma Tre University Press) The book is composed by 24 chapters and it is divided into three parts: 1) ELF, language teaching and teacher education; 2) Communication in plurilingual and migration contexts: attitudes and interactions; 3) ELF in business Read More …

Job opportunity: Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term), University of Cambridge

A Research Associate position (0.6 fte) is available at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, the research project ‘Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS)’, funded by the AHRC under the Open World Research Initiative to promote modern languages in the UK. The project is led by the University of Cambridge (PI Wendy Ayres-Bennett) in Read More …