Call for e-Book Chapters BIIB 2017

CALL FOR E-BOOK CHAPTER CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BIBAC 2016 lead presenters of papers or workshops who attended the 2016 conference. The E-Book will be  ‘Building Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Bridges: Where Practice Meets Research and Theory‘ (Eds) Pamela Burnard, Valerie Ross, Elizabeth Mackinlay, Kimberly Powell, Tatjana Dragovic and Helen Julia Minors (2017). The DEADLINE for receipt of submitted chapters for review is: 15 […]

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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). To cite it: Fay, R. […]

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PG Studentships: Language and Intercultural Communication (2017 entry)

The Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA) invites applications from students wishing to pursue postgraduate research in language and communication (October 2017 entry).   LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION AT UEA In line with UEA’s tradition of interdisciplinary research, our research and supervision focus on four interrelated and complementary areas of enquiry: Translating and interpreting, particularly: ethics […]

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ESRC Social Science Festival: Discussion of Accent Prejudice in the British Workplace

ESRC Social Science Festival Talking Proper: A Discussion of Accent Prejudice in the British Workplace Dr. Alex Baratta Date: 11 November 2016 Time: 10:00 – 16:00 This event discusses how our accent contributes to our personal identity and sense of who we are, yet how we might choose to modify our accent in various social situations. Even worse, what if […]

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50% OFF: A New Book on Education for Intercultural Citizenship

A new book ‘From Principles to Practice in Education for Intercultural Citizenship‘ developed by language teacher-researchers from the CULTNET network (Durham University, UK) is out and under 50% discount (see the flyer by clicking) before 31st January, 2017. The contributors to this volume have collaborated to present their work on introducing competences in intercultural communication and citizenship into foreign language education. The […]

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Book: The language dimension in all subjects – A handbook for curriculum development and teacher training (2016-10-24)

Mastering the language of schooling is essential for learners to develop the skills necessary for school success and for critical thinking. It is fundamental for participation in democratic societies, and for social inclusion and cohesion. This handbook is a policy and working document which promotes convergence and coherence between the linguistic dimensions of various school subjects. It proposes measures to […]

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Researching Across Languages and Cultures: A guide to doing research interculturally

This new book offers a useful guide for academic researchers, doctoral students, research supervisors and Masters students who carry out empirical research in multilingual or multicultural contexts and/or are writing about their research for a diverse readership across the world. Researchers who come from and work in monolingual societies often forget that their context is unusual – most of the […]

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A Creative Event of Global Citizenship: Deal with each other in the spirit of Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a South African word, which translated means: “A person is a person through other persons,” or “I am because you are.” It reflects a set of African values that reinforce our humanity and connectedness. This creative programme of activity brings together a world-class social scientist with students from Manchester universities and two community artists.  An exhibition, a walking […]

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Congratulations (Dalal’s viva success)

Congratulations to Dalal who has just passed her viva (with an excellent achievement of A2)!! Her research topic was: “The experiences of Saudi female teachers using technology in primary schools in Saudi Arabia”. Her main supervisors are Juup Stelma and Susan brown. The internal examiner was Gary Motteram and external examiner was Aisha Walker from Leeds University. We are overjoyed […]

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Talk: Conceptualising cultures in transcultural communication: from essentialism to complexity

Dr Will Baker, the deputy director of the Centre for Global Englishes at the University of Southampton, will give a talk next Thursday, 20 October, from 14.00-15.20 in Crawford House, lecture theatre 2. You can read his abstract and bio below. If you are interested in, please you arrive early since this will be a popular lecture.   Conceptualising cultures in transcultural communication: […]

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The IATEFL and TESOL International Association joint web conference

The IATEFL and TESOL International Association joint web conference will be held over three days from the 17 – 19 November 2016. The web-conference will explore the following themes: Day 1 (17 Nov) World Englishes Session 1 and Session 2 The varieties of English used by different groups and/or in different parts of the world (including varieties used among second language users), representing […]

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