Health and well-being for researchers: Free online Q&A tomorrow (14th March)

I’ve just found out about this and am posting it here in case anyone is interested. It’s being run by Vitae and the topic is: Coping with stress and anxiety: health and well-being for researchers. It will  take place on the 14 March between 2-3pm (UK Time). This is an opportunity for your researchers to Read More …

LANTERN Talk: Inquiring into ‘the intercultural’ of pedagogies in Higher Education

We are delighted to announce our next LANTERN lunchtime talk, which will be give by Ana Mocanu from the University of Cambridge, 12:00 – 13:00, 31st March, 2017, C3.30, Ellen Wilkinson. In the talk, she will problematize the concept of intercultural pedagogies in relation to discourses of globalization, Higher Education (HE) internationalisation, and also UK policies on internationalising HE teaching 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 …

World Education Day-2017

World Education Day-2017 Theme: Inheritance, Innovation, Development and Philanthropy Time: September 27-29, 2017 Place: Dalian, China Tentative Program Main Conference Part 1: Welcome Banquet and Opening Ceremony  Part 2: Plenary Lectures on Education for Sustainable Development Block 1: Educational Leadership Forums Forum 1-1: New Leadership in Education -Top 100 President talking about How to Build Read More …

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in TESOL/Applied Linguistics at the University of Bristol

Lecturer in Education (TESOL/Applied Lingustics) Job number ACAD102484 Division/School Graduate School of Education Working pattern Full time Closing date for applications 28-Mar-2017 Location: Bristol UK   The Graduate School of Education is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to make a significant contribution to the School’s long established Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 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 …

Congratulations to Eljee’s new chapter!

Congratulations to Eljee who has newly published a chapter on ‘Almost native-speakers: the experiences of visible ethnic-minority, native-English speaking teachers‘!! Javier, E. (2016). Almost native-speakers: the experiences of visible ethnic-minority, native-English speaking teachers. In LETs and NESTs: Voices, Views and Vignettes by Copland, F., Garton, S., and Mann, S. (eds.). London: British Council, pp. 253 – 267. Read More …

‘Key concepts and methods in ethnography, language & communication’ 11-15 September 2017, London

Is ‘qualitative data analysis’ too vague for you? Are you wondering how to do justice to your data? 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 five day research training course. The programme is designed to Read More …

Manchester Talks Many Languages, 21 February

We are pleased to invite you to attend an event to celebrate International Mother Language Day on 21 February 2017. ‘Manchester Talks Many Languages’ will take place at Central Library, 5:30pm-7pm. Please find an invitation with further details here: http://mlm.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/invitation.png We would be delighted if you could join us there (RSVP to charlotte.jones@manchester.ac.uk by 8 February).

Job Opportunity: Lectureship in Sociolinguistics at Birkbeck College

The Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication (ALC), Birkbeck College, University of London invites applications for a lectureship with a track record and relatively extensive experience in the research area of Sociolinguistics.   We would welcome applicants with expertise in the study of sociolinguistics in multilingual and intercultural contexts, particularly, in one or more of the following Read More …

Job Opportunity: Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in Spanish Language Studies

Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in Spanish Language Studies – School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Contract Type: Permanent   Department: Spanish & Latin American Studies   Closing Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017   Reference: Lec_Spanish   Position Open To: All   The Role Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals Read More …

Call for papers for the Special Issue 18.1 LAIC

Call for papers for the Special Issue 18.1 LAIC Due for publication February 2018 Editors: Melinda Dooly & Claudia Vallejo Working Title: Bridging across languages and cultures in everyday lives: new roles for changing scenarios We are accepting two types of submissions: • Full research articles (8000 words maximum, all inclusive). Up to eight articles Read More …

Call for Abstract: Kaleidoscope Conference 2017

  Kaleidoscope is an annual two-day conference hosted by research students at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. This year, on the 1st-2nd of June, join us for the 14th Kaleidoscope conference! Share your research (at any stage), exchange ideas, find inspiration and food for thought! This year’s theme is “Spread the world: Steps Read More …