Latest news on the ‘Expectations of and on international students in UK HE: investigating mismatching language ontologies and destabilising encounters’ workshop

This is being held at Manchester Metropolitan University, Business School Building, Room BS 3.28 on Friday 16th September. Duygu and Nahielly are representing our community, so if you are around and would like to go and support them book a ticket quickly as there are only a few left.   0900 Registration and tea/coffee 0920 Welcome Read More …

Call for abstracts: 19th International Postgraduate Conference in Applied Linguistics, Warwick, June 2016

Warwick Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce its 19th International Postgraduate Conference held from Tuesday, 28th to Thursday, 30th June 2016. Our Postgraduate Conference is widely attended by many students within and outside the UK. Being a ‘conference by students for students’, we aim to provide a platform for graduate students to showcase their paper Read More …

New publication – an edited volume entitled ‘Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration’

The book contains a selection of peer-reviewed case studies, research studies and reflective pieces related to a number of languages (e. g. German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, EAP); topics include e. g. motivation, classroom discourse, assessment and feedback, intercultural competence, CLIL, and CALL / technology-enhanced teaching and learning, but the hope is that all chapters are Read More …

How would you answer Krashen’s assertion that teaching EAP is a “waste of time”?

The above question was posted on the Oxford University Press English language teaching global blog This reply was circulated via the BALEAP mailing list. Any comments? “[Stephen Krashen] did a tour of Saudi Arabia a few weeks ago, and gave three training sessions at our university. He repeated these things (listed in order of what Read More …