{call for chapters} Principles of TESOL: Culture, Language, and Theory

Principles of TESOL: Culture, Language, and Theory Proposals for contributions due March 12, 2021 This book focuses on preparing teacher candidates to teach culturally and linguistically diverse student populations in K-12 schools. This multi-authored volume edited by Lena Shaqareq and Tia Kimball, focuses on creating a comprehensive text to increase teacher candidates’ knowledge and understanding of the effects of culture, […]

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{Abstract Accepted} For Special Issue of LAIC

As led by Lantern Associate Eva Polymenakou, I am delighted to report the news today of the acceptance of the following abstract for an article in the IALIC 20th anniversary issue of Language and Intercultural Communication (LAIC) journal due out in spring 2022: “A praxis of ‘synclusion’: Challenging ethnocentric understandings of social inclusion” Eva Polymenakou and Richard Fay

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{New Article} Student Perspectives on Learning Experiences in a Higher Education Active Blended Learning Context

Abstract This article – led by former colleague and MA alumnus, Ale Armellini – focuses on university students’ perceptions of their learning and social experiences in the context of an institution wide pedagogic shift to Active Blended Learning (ABL). It explores students’ perceived enablers and barriers to learning in the new environment. Thematic analysis was conducted on data collected through […]

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{call for papers} 7th International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference

Narrative Exchange in Risky Spaces Dublin City University (online) June 16th and 17th 2021 Keynote Speaker: Professor Jonathan Wyatt Infectious: Writing, the everyday, and the risk/hope of connection Submission, registration information and deadlines Abstract word limit: 300 words Please submit your abstract and a short bio (150 words) at the following link Abstract deadline: 12th March 2021 Deadline for submission of […]

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{call for abstracts/ articles} Intercultural journal

Call-for-Abstracts/Articles: “Cyber Dystopia/Utopia? Digital Interculturality between Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism” While the cyber utopian thinkers of the early 1990s predicted the coming of a networked society in which the old hierarchical structures of business and culture would disappear, and the early 2010s, with the Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement and new ‘hacktivism’, appeared firstly as a progressive golden age of online […]

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{Interesting article} ‘So maybe I’m a global citizen’: developing intercultural citizenship in English medium education

Abstract: A frequently stated aim of the increasing internationalisation of higher education (HE) is the incorporation of intercultural elements. This has recently been conceptualised through the notion of intercultural citizenship with universities promising to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage in global workplaces and communities. However, the extent to which intercultural citizenship goes beyond promotion and […]

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{new issue} ELT Research February 2021 Issue 36

Link About IATEFL Research SIG The IATEFL Research SIG (ReSIG) is a unique forum for the discussion of issues connected with research into (or relating to) ELT, bringing together teachers, teacher-researchers, teacher educators and researchers from around the world. In this active community, members share their experiences of research, as well as findings from and interpretations of research, and network […]

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{call for submissions} Intercultural Communication Interest Section (ICIS_TESOL) Newsletter call for submissions.

Link CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Abstract  ICIS invites you to contribute to the Summer 2021 Newsletter. Submissions for this issue will be due on April 19, 2021. Feel free to contribute and to reach out to friends and colleagues who might also like to contribute.  We are looking for:  Feature articles (up to 1,750 words). Share your research projects, classroom practices, […]

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{ARTICLE} By Ale Armellini (former colleague and MA alumnus)

Beliefs and engagement in an institution-wide pedagogic shift Virgínia Teixeira Antunes, Alejandro Armellini, & Robert Howe Teaching in Higher Education DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13562517.2021.1881773 ABSTRACT This study addresses the attitudes of academic staff towards a large-scale pedagogic shift to Active Blended Learning (ABL). Beliefs about the shift and how it is translated into practice are explored. Four main categories are derived: ‘Active Innovators’ who believe […]

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{New Conference} Re-envisioning ELT through the Lens of Digital Literacies

A 10-day virtual conference of a high standard – with both synchronous and asynchronous zones, spaces for discussions, panels, showcases and even tech clinics. You can meet Korean teachers, attend other sessions and hang out with David Valente & Dorothy Zemach who are also giving plenaries. ✅ You can check the programme here https://koreatesol.org/sites/default/files/pdf/KOTESOL%202021%20Schedule%20At-a-Glance.pdf ✅ And visit KOTESOL website for […]

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{Seminar} Intercultural Musicking

15 April 4.30-6.00pm (UK time) Intercultural Musicking: Ensemble Performance, (Inter)Cultural Encounters, and Personal/Professional Transformations This session features members of our Intercultural Musicking core research area. Professor Caroline Bithell, Dr Robert Szymanek, Dr Richard Fay and Dan Mawson will offer short, complementary research papers exploring intercultural music-making, followed by invited responses and discussion. The department’s gamelan and klezmer ensembles (led by […]

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{New conference} A zoom meeting discussing criticality in applied linguistics

A dialogue and exchange with the editors of Critical Inquiry in Language Studies (CILS) Journal will be held- with Ryuko Kubota discussing criticality in applied linguistics.  Please join it as it’ll share suggestions for contributors and answer questions about preparing manuscripts for submission and publication. February 18, 2021 (Thursday): 4:30 pm PST; 7:30 pm EST; *8:30 am HKT; *11:30 am […]

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{New article} congratulations to Felix on his new publication

Congratulations to Felix on his new publication! To read the full article: Link Enhancing EFL students’ participation through translanguaging Felix Kwihangana ELT Journal, ccaa058, https://doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccaa058 Published: 08 February 2021 Abstract This study explored multilingual students’ attitudes towards translanguaging after the practice was introduced in group activities aimed at improving their English language skills and classroom engagement. A cohort of students taking a pre-sessional English […]

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