TESOL 2013 experiences and feedback

This March I had the excellent opportunity to attend The TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo 2013 held in Dallas, Texas (USA) which was due, in part, to contributions from The David Nunan TESOL Institute Travel Award  and The School of Education conference fund. This conference is one of the biggest annual events in the English language teaching industry and I […]

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Paper accepted for TESOL 2013

My proposal titled, “”Real” Teachers? – Visible ethnic minority native English speaking teachers,” has been accepted for the TESOL 2013 (http://www.tesol.org/convention2013) convention program scheduled for the 20-23 March 2013 in Dallas, Texas USA!!!  It was really competative this year so I’m very thankful for getting a place!  From their email they said “Being accepted is quite an accomplishment; the acceptance […]

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eScholar?

I am copying here an exchange originally buried elsewhere in the blog …  Has anyone been using eScholar via the University of Manchester? It’s basically an in house data repository site hosted by the uni and made available for every staff and student of the uni. Depending on copyright issues regarding open access, you can upload published work onto the site. […]

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Encryption and data management

There’s been a big move towards getting any hardware (laptops, USBs, hard drives) to get encrypted by IT services regardless if the device is university owned or it’s your own Commodore 64. Is it necessary?  And do we have to?  The short answer is “Yes”. Whether you’re first in line or dragged kicking and screaming, it’s a requirement now for […]

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Narrativity-Reflexivity Day (18th Feb 2011)

(This is an edited version of the introduction to the collection of texts which we circulated in preparation for the day. The texts contributed by particpants were then extensively discussed on the day itself …) A Second Narrativity-Reflexivity Seminar We have (so far) texts from the following participants: Magdalena, Julian, Richard, Lou, Juup, and Vivien. We also have texts from virtual participants – […]

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