Narrative 4 Feb 2016

Hello everyone, First of all I want to thank all the researchers and PhD students who came along on the 4th of February to the Narrative meeting. It was a small gathering where SEED students (1st year of PhD) interested in doing narrative research and narrative analysis  had the opportunity to ask questions to more experienced narrative inquirers.  Listening to other people’s understandings of this field […]

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New issue of Research Papers in Language Teaching and learning now available

You can access Vol 7 no 1 of RPLTL here under Current Issue This issue has two main foci: one focusing on teachers (their attitudes, development,  perceptions about their learners and the curriculum), and another one focusing on learners. Of all the papers, six have an interest in the former, ten on the latter. Of the papers the focus on learners, nine (the vast majority, in […]

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A Creative-visual and Intercultural-related Workshop at UCLan

In this post, I will share my experience of giving an intercultural-related workshop by using creative visual methods at the University of Central Lancashire. (Fun facts: the two flowers are Lancashire roses.) Following the IALIC conference in Beijing, UCLan invited Kelly and me to give a 3 hours workshop for their students. The main purpose of the workshop was to provoke students’ […]

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International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education

We am pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue issue of the International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education 1(1). http://www.igi-global.com/journals/abstract-announcement/132256 A call for papers is included below. The next issue 1(2) will be a special issue dedicated to intercultural competences. Please also submit your proposals for special issues to the editors. Please contact us with […]

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Global Englishes PhD conference Centre for Global Englishes, University of Southampton, 24th June 2016

Please see the invitation below from the organisers: On Friday 24th June 2016 from 10am to 5.30pm we are holding a one-day conference for up to 50 PhD students who are researching any aspect of Global Englishes. The event will be held in the luxurious Markus Liebherr Lounge of Southampton Football Club, which is close to Southampton Central station, and also offers free parking […]

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Seminar Series: Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, 2nd March, Edinburgh Napier

This is the first talk in the seminar series Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, hosted by the Languages Group at Edinburgh Napier. ‘Rethinking Concepts and Goals in Intercultural Communication: Insights from Global Englishes Research’ Will Baker (Centre for Global Englishes, University of Southampton) http://www.southampton.ac.uk/ml/about/staff/wmlb.page Date: Wednesday 2nd March, 3pm (Coffee and refreshments will be served at 2.45pm) Venue: Room 2/05, Edinburgh Napier Business School, Craiglockhart Campus, 219 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ – […]

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Adrian Holliday on PhD students, interculturality, reflexivity, community and internationalisation

Abstract Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development  DOI:10.1080/01434632.2015.1134554 Interviews with a small group of doctoral students at a British university indicate that the students feel that the programme provides an environment within which they develop interculturality through reflexive engagement with the PhD community and in some cases with the participants in their research. Significant here is that they are interpretivist, […]

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Collaboration for innovation [New Chapter]

.. and I am pleased to let you know that the following chapter has now been published: Edge, J. & Attia, M. (2016). Communication, technology, and collaboration for innovation. In A. Tajino, T. Stewart & D. Dalsky (Eds.), Team teaching and team learning in the language classroom: Collaboration for innovation in ELT (pp. 115-126). London: Routledge. ABSTRACT The demands of ICT in education […]

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Call for Proposals for Book Chapters (RM-ly)

I’m delighted that – as a consolidation of the first AHRC project I was involved in (the network grant Researching Multilingually), and as a stepping stone towards the current one (Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State) – we have just issued (initially to the researchers in this first RM-ly network) a Call for […]

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Abstract accepted for NAES 2016

The following abstract has been accepted for the 44th annual meeting for the National Association for Ethnic Studies (Arizona, USA)   Teacher Education as Form of Resistance: Insights from Gaza, Palestine   Nazmi Al-Masri, Mariam Attia, Katja Frimberger, Grazia Imperiale, and Giovanna Fassetta   This presentation draws on an educational project by the title Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, […]

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Free 3-week MOOC on Multilingual Learning for a Globalised World, starts April 2016

RM Borders–Linked MOOC Now Live for Sign-ups: “Multilingual Learning for a Globalised World” This free online course has been developed by some of the RM Borders team and our critical friend, Elwira Grossman in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.   The 3-week course freely available through the FutureLearn platform will explore multilingual education and how it can impact and […]

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New publication – an edited volume entitled ‘Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration’

The book contains a selection of peer-reviewed case studies, research studies and reflective pieces related to a number of languages (e. g. German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, EAP); topics include e. g. motivation, classroom discourse, assessment and feedback, intercultural competence, CLIL, and CALL / technology-enhanced teaching and learning, but the hope is that all chapters are transferable to other languages and […]

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Course in qualitative data analysis at Kings College, London, July 2016

Is ‘qualitative data analysis’ too vague for you?  Are you wondering how to do justice to your data? ‘Key concepts and methods in ethnography, language & communication’ 4 – 8 July 2016   If you are researching social processes, institutions, culture or identity, but are unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining this […]

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