IATEFL Research SIG online discussion, Friday 14th 1pm BST

This is an online discussion around three recently published books (Volha and I both have chapters in one of them). It is being  hosted by Mark Wyatt in IATEFL’s Adobe Connect Room http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/resigwebinars/ and the three books to be discussed are:   Kenan Dikilitaş on his recent book with Carol Griffiths on developing language teacher autonomy Read More …

Two more book contributions in ‘Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field’

Volha and I both have contributions in the book ‘Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field’ edited by Siân Etherington and Mark Daubney. This book is based on poster presentations from the IATEFL Research SIG pre-conference event held in Manchester in 2015. Both those posters are on the walls in the B3 corridor in Read More …

A new book chapter, and a contribution

It’s been a long time coming, but at last a book chapter I wrote the first draft for back in November 2015 has been published. It is about the classroom-based research that I undertook with the learners of EUS9 (English for University Studies, class 9), and was written in collaboration with two of the learners. The Read More …

Creative Writing for Academics Workshop with Kip Jones

Last year, Volha and I went on a course at Bournemouth University called ‘Creative writing for academics’. I wrote about our time there on this Blog, which also included the poem that Volha wrote as part of the course. The workshop also inspired ‘Chronicle of a teacher researcher’ which I read at our LANTERN summer Read More …

New publication: Language learning motivation as ideological becoming

Congratulations to Lou Harvey on her newly published article! Please follow this link to read the full article. Language learning motivation as ideological becoming Lou Harvey School of Education, University of Leeds System Volume 65, April 2017, Pages 69–77   Abstract This article offers a new reading of motivation based on the dialogical theory of Read More …

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). Read More …

Lou Harvey’s new article: ‘I am Italian in the world’: a mobile student’s story of language learning and ideological becoming

Lou has just had an article published in the journal ‘Language and Intercultural Communication’, related to her thesis work. You can access it here. Congratulations, Lou!

New issue of Journal of English as a Lingua Franca is now available – future contributions welcome

The new issue (5.1) of the Journal of English as a Lingua Franca is now online – and what is very nice is that not only the front matter but also the first four articles are freely available for reading and download! [I don’t know why this is, and why just this selection, but thought I’d let you Read More …

Call for papers: Special issue of RPLTL on ‘Writing assignments and dissertations in distance learning within the TESOL context’

Please consider contributing to this two-volume, special issue of Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning. The subject of the Special Issue is “Written Assignments and Dissertations in Distance Learning within the TESOL Context” Please see the new CfP on the RPLTL’s website.

On a book chapter, accepted conference paper and working with supervisor

I am currently co-writing a book chapter with Richard, my main supervisor. The book we are contributing to “ELF for EFL Contexts” (working title) explores the possibilities of teaching English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in the contexts of English as a foreign language (EFL). The purpose of our chapter is to inform EFL teachers Read More …

Research Methods in IC (new book)

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118837436.html In this brand new volume (Link), there are chapters by the usual suspects including: Holmes, P., Fay, R., Andrews, J. and Attia, M. (2016). How to research multilingually: possibilities and complexities. In Z. Hua (ed.), Research methods in intercultural communication (pp.88-102). London: Wiley.

Book chapter published

I’m happy to say that I’ve had a book chapter published in Learning Across Borders: Perspectives On International And Transnational Higher Education. Leslie Seawright and Amy Hodges (eds). 1st ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.   The chapter’s title is “A Cultural Other In Transnational Education: Impact Of Globalization On Student And Teacher Identities” (pp. 193-215). Read More …

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 Read More …