New article ‘Understanding curriculum change in an ELT school in Greece’

By Achilleas Kostoulas and Juup Stelma This article reports on a case study of a language school in Greece, with a view to putting forward an understanding of the drivers that sustain or delay curricular innovation. Key to this understanding is the construct of intentionality, defined as ‘purposes’ that drive teaching and learning activity. In the article, we describe three […]

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NEW APPROACHES TO DISCOURSE ACROSS  DISCIPLINES ● Four disciplines ● One topic ●

The Discourse and Culture Group at Aston University invite you to a one day colloquium, 1st March 2017, which explores the different ways in which disciplines – such as linguistics, sociology, politics, management and organizational studies – use discourse analysis in analysing research data. The main purpose of the event is to see whether or not synergies can be found between […]

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Call for papers: CASCA/IUAES2017 Conference in Ottawa

CASCA/IUAES2017 Conference in Ottawa International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) The Conference/InterCongress will be hosted at the University of Ottawa, on the unceded, traditional territory of the Algonquins of the Ottawa River Watershed. Canada’s capital city is built on the banks of the Kitchisippi, the Great River, the Ottawa River; the Sacred Chaudière […]

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New Book Chapter: Living Intercultural Lives: Identity Performance and Zones of Interculturality

Congratulations to Leah Davcheva and Richard Fay for publishing a chapter ‘Living Intercultural Lives: Identity Performance and Zones of Interculturality‘ in the book ‘Intercultural Competence in Education: Alternative Approaches for Different Times’. You may read the abstract of their chapter below: Abstract Much research on intercultural competence (IC) focuses on relatively recent human history, on a transnational era when, for many, especially in the […]

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Call for e-Book Chapters BIIB 2017

CALL FOR E-BOOK CHAPTER CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BIBAC 2016 lead presenters of papers or workshops who attended the 2016 conference. The E-Book will be  ‘Building Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Bridges: Where Practice Meets Research and Theory‘ (Eds) Pamela Burnard, Valerie Ross, Elizabeth Mackinlay, Kimberly Powell, Tatjana Dragovic and Helen Julia Minors (2017). The DEADLINE for receipt of submitted chapters for review is: 15 […]

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Congratulations! A book chapter on ‘Criticality, intentionality and intercultural action’

Congratulations to Richard Fay and Juup Stelma on their new book chapter “Criticality, intentionality and intercultural action” published in  the Routledge book The Critical Turn in Language and Intercultural Communication Pedagogy: Theory, Research and Practice. The chapter presents an ecological framed understanding of criticality developed through and for their MA-level researcher education courses (e.g. TESOL, and IC). To cite it: Fay, R. […]

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PG Studentships: Language and Intercultural Communication (2017 entry)

The Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA) invites applications from students wishing to pursue postgraduate research in language and communication (October 2017 entry).   LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION AT UEA In line with UEA’s tradition of interdisciplinary research, our research and supervision focus on four interrelated and complementary areas of enquiry: Translating and interpreting, particularly: ethics […]

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ESRC Social Science Festival: Discussion of Accent Prejudice in the British Workplace

ESRC Social Science Festival Talking Proper: A Discussion of Accent Prejudice in the British Workplace Dr. Alex Baratta Date: 11 November 2016 Time: 10:00 – 16:00 This event discusses how our accent contributes to our personal identity and sense of who we are, yet how we might choose to modify our accent in various social situations. Even worse, what if […]

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Book: The language dimension in all subjects – A handbook for curriculum development and teacher training (2016-10-24)

Mastering the language of schooling is essential for learners to develop the skills necessary for school success and for critical thinking. It is fundamental for participation in democratic societies, and for social inclusion and cohesion. This handbook is a policy and working document which promotes convergence and coherence between the linguistic dimensions of various school subjects. It proposes measures to […]

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Researching Across Languages and Cultures: A guide to doing research interculturally

This new book offers a useful guide for academic researchers, doctoral students, research supervisors and Masters students who carry out empirical research in multilingual or multicultural contexts and/or are writing about their research for a diverse readership across the world. Researchers who come from and work in monolingual societies often forget that their context is unusual – most of the […]

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A Creative Event of Global Citizenship: Deal with each other in the spirit of Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a South African word, which translated means: “A person is a person through other persons,” or “I am because you are.” It reflects a set of African values that reinforce our humanity and connectedness. This creative programme of activity brings together a world-class social scientist with students from Manchester universities and two community artists.  An exhibition, a walking […]

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