Welcome to LANTERN, the Language Teacher Education Researcher Network blog which is the online community for the LTE doctoral group at the Manchester Institute of Education.

This blog acts as a forum for current, former and prospective doctoral students with LTE to present their work, share their research(er) experiences, and discuss their developing and polished ideas. There are also contributions by LTE staff members (some of whom undertook their doctoral studies at Manchester) and by Research Associates who currently collaborate with them. It is also a space to share approaching conferences, calls for papers, job opportunities and other related news items.

If you are an ‘outsider’ to this community but are engaged by the research ideas, passions, approaches, and personalities represented here in this blog, why not join us? You can do this by contacting either Richard FayZhuomin Huang or Nahielly Palacios.

If you are interested in applying for doctoral study, you will need to produce a research proposal outline. You may find some guidance here.

The MA TESOL programme also has a blog, TESOL MAs@Manchester, if you are interested in finding out more about that programme and community.

*Special thanks to our PhD alumnus Susan Dawson who had made enormous contributions to the development of LANTERN community and the blog.