{Conceptualising} Intercultural Personhood

Introduction (by Zhuo ‘Min’ Huang) The concept Intercultural personhood was first coined by Kim (2008, 2015) in her work of the globalised way of being. I have adopted the concept and further expanded it in my doctoral study (Huang, 2019) and in my on-going work (e.g. Huang, 2020) about ‘intercultural personhood: an non-essentialist conception of individuals for intercultural research‘). My […]

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{Useful definitions} Types of Research Gaps

Facebook group Applied Linguistics Research Methods–Discussion shared a post: Types of Research Gaps Miles (2017) proposed a taxonomy of research gaps, built on the two previous models. It consist of seven core research gaps: (a) Evidence Gap; (b) Knowledge Gap; (c) Practical-Knowledge Conflict Gap; (d) Methodological Gap; (e) Empirical Gap; and (f) Theoretical Gap; (g) Population Gap.Source: Miles, D. A. (2017). […]

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{useful resources}Mapping Applied Linguistics 2nd Edition

Facebook group Applied Linguistics Research Methods–Discussion shared a Website Mapping Applied Linguistics: “A good map just got better. The first edition of this book gave real coherence to the field of applied linguistics. Now we see the terrain even more clearly through a wealth of good examples. It’s a map that truly facilitates exploration and discovery.” James Paul Gee, Arizona State University, US Website Mapping […]

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{new blog} Annamend.com by Dr Anna Mendoza

A facebook group Translinguistics shared a blog – annamend lunched by Dr Anna Mendoza on translanguaging studies and has 1) literature summaries of cutting-edge books/articles on translanguaging, which are relevant to educational practice, and are summarised in a conversational style; (2) definition posts explaining different terms for multilingual practices (translanguaging, code-switching, stylization, language crossing, polylanguaging, code-meshing, etc.) and (3) her own personal reflections. […]

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{Exciting event} Upcoming event by SIETAR Japan Chubu chapter on January 11th 2021

Upcoming event by SIETAR Japan Chubu chapter on January 11th 2021 Hi, everyone. Today I’d like to share an interesting event with you from a facebook group:TESOL Intercultural Communication Interest Section Click the link to follow this group if you are interested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1136137089741342/permalink/3812707198750971/ Here is a post from the group: Dr. Darla K. Deardorff will run a virtual workshop on the […]

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{NEW BOOK} Byram’s ICC revisited

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence: Revisited Michael Byram ISBN: 9781800410237 Published: 8th Dec 2020 Publisher: Multilingual Matters Availability: Available (recent release) Price: £21.95 This revised edition of Michael Byram’s classic 1997 book updates the text in light of both recent research and critiques and commentaries on the 1st edition. Beginning from the premise that foreign and second language teaching […]

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{New Book} Intercultural Communication and Language Pedagogy From Theory to Practice

New Book From Cambridge University Press, Here is the link to this book: Intercultural Communication and Language Pedagogy from Theory to Practice Intercultural Communication and Language Pedagogy From Theory to Practice Author: Zsuzsanna I. Abrams, University of California, Santa Cruz PUBLISHED: August 2020 ‘This is an excellent and comprehensive read on the topic of intercultural communication, with very useful teaching […]

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{NEW CHAPTER} Developing Anglo-centric literacy: problematizing understandings of criticality

Link Bekar, M. and Fay, R. (2020). Developing Anglo-centric literacy: problematizing understandings of criticality. In A. Simpson & F. Dervin (Eds.), The meanings of criticality in education research: reflecting on critical pedagogy. (pp.23-45). Cham.: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56009-6_2 Abstract: In this chapter, with a focus on Anglo-centred academic literacy, we seek to problematize the concept of criticality in educational thinking. […]

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{NEW BOOK} TESOL Teacher Education in a Transnational World

TESOL Teacher Education in a Transnational World Turning Challenges into Opportunities (Eds. Barnawi & Ahmed, 2021) Routledge. TESOL Teacher Education in a Transnational World critically examines theories and practices in contemporary TESOL teacher education to shed new light on the intersection of transnationalism and language teacher education. It emphasizes the scholarship of transnational mobility of language teachers, and showcases critical […]

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IC podcasts

TESOL Intercultural Communication Interest Section (ICIS) has just released the final instalment of their Podcast Series: Colleen Ward: “Managing Multiple Cultural Identities” Stephen Fox: “What the Arts Can (and Can’t) Communicate Across Cultures” Milton Bennett: “The Intercultural Doors of Perception”   The first 10 podcasts are: 1. John Berry’s “How Shall We All Live Together?“; 2. Betina Szkudlarek, Selena Choo, […]

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{New Book} Native speakerism

https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811556708 Link © 2020 Native-Speakerism: Its Resilience and Undoing Houghton, Stephanie Ann, Bouchard, Jérémie (Eds.) Free Preview Unpacks problems presented by the native-speaker model in foreign language education programs Provides a range of conceptual tools to situate ideological discourses and processes within educational contexts Documents some of the shifts underway from native-speakerism to post-native-speakerism About this book This book explores native-speakerism […]

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{New book} Global Englishes and language teaching: A review of pedagogical research

Global Englishes and language teaching: A review of pedagogical research Heath Rose, Jim McKinley and Nicola Galloway DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261444820000518 (November) 2020, Cambridge: CUP. Abstract The rise of English as a global language has led scholars to call for a paradigm shift in the field of English language teaching (ELT) to match the new sociolinguistic landscape of the twenty-first century. In recent years a […]

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