Reflections on BAAL/Routledge Workshop

Please note that the first two paragraphs of this post were written by me, and the last two paragraphs were written by Nahielly. I and Nahielly had the opportunity to give a presentation at BAAL/Routledge Workshop ‘Expectations of and on international students in UK HE’ on 16th September at Manchester Metropolitan University. This workshop brought Read More …

New article

A new paper, which was co-authored with my MA thesis advisors, is out in the Journal of English for Academic Purposes. The article entitled “Authorial presence in L1 and L2 novice academic writing: Cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspectives” draws on my MA thesis, but we mostly reconducted our data analysis and enhanced our interpretation, and then Read More …

Call for Papers: TESOL Greece 37th Annual International Convention, “‘Join the Education R-Evolution”

Convention Key Info Date: 19th & 20th March 2016 Theme: Join the Education R-Evolution Venue: Goethe Institut, Omirou 14-16, Athens Greece Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Misty Adoniou, Carol Read Call for Papers Deadline: 04/12/2015 Convention Objectives One of the main roles of a language teacher is to encourage and facilitate communication by providing an atmosphere conductive to accuracy, Read More …

Call for papers: The CELC Symposium, 25-27 May 2016, Singapore

Theme: Strengthening connectivities in ELT: pedagogies, disciplines and cultures The CELC Symposium 2016 aims to provide a platform for examining how ELT, in higher education today, is multi-pedagogical, interdisciplinary and intercultural. Specifically, we are interested in papers that focus on connections between different disciplinary ideas and methods as well as socio-cultural, institutional and digital contexts Read More …

English Medium Instruction: Global Views and Countries in Focus

Some LANTERNers could be interested in this one-day symposium at the University of Oxford: The Department of Education, University of Oxford invite you to participate a special event on “English Medium Instruction: Global Views and Countries in Focus” on 4 November, 2015 (10am to 5pm) at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. More information Read More …

Book review

Dear all, My review of the book entitled “English language teachers on the discursive faultlines: identities, ideologies and pedagogies” has been published in Language and Intercultural Communication journal. There are varying opinions as to whether graduate students should write book reviews. The practice of reviewing academic books obviously has pluses and minuses; however, I found Read More …

Facebook and Twitter accounts of ELE programme

You probably know that there is an undergraduate programme called “English Language for Education” at the University of Manchester. It is formerly known as BA (Hons) Language, Literacy and Communication. The programme has a Facebook page and Twitter account. We try to post interesting content related to education and English language every day. Please follow Read More …

Corpus linguistics: method, analysis and interpretation

There is an online course on ‘Corpus linguistics: method, analysis and interpretation’ delivered by Prof Tony McEnery on Future Learn website. It will start on the 27th of January, and it will last 8 weeks. The course offers a practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities. I Read More …