Public lecture, Birkbeck, London. Improving second language acquisition: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Madrid, 1st July 2016

A free talk given by Dr.Carmen Pena Díaz,Universidad de Alcalá (Website:http://www3.uah.es/traduccion/profesorado/Pena_Diaz.html) on Friday 1st July, 2016 06:00 – 07:30PM. Event Description The Spanish joke “What is a Spanish person? Someone whose life is spent learning English”, perfectly defines the Spanish general perception of their second language acquisition, which is usually English. According to a survey conducted by the Read More …

Call for papers: ESRC seminar series – The Multilingual University final conference, 8-9 July 2016

ESRC Seminar series: The Multilingual University: The Impact of Linguistic Diversity on Higher Education in English-dominant and English Medium Instructional Contexts Seminar 6: The linguistic landscape in higher education in English-dominant and EMI settings: Future directions  UCL Institute of Education  8th-9th July 2016 Despite an established body of knowledge on linguistic diversity and bi/multilingual learners in Read More …

New issue of Research Papers in Language Teaching and learning now available

You can access Vol 7 no 1 of RPLTL here under Current Issue This issue has two main foci: one focusing on teachers (their attitudes, development,  perceptions about their learners and the curriculum), and another one focusing on learners. Of all the papers, six have an interest in the former, ten on the latter. Of the papers the focus on Read More …

Reflections on BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG Conference 2015 – Edinburgh

Last week, I presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG in Edinburgh. (See abstract  here) It was my second conference presentation out of the university this year after the one in Cordoba, and coincidentally, it was also my second visit to Edinburgh. Before telling you about my presentation and Read More …

Presenting and Teaching in Universidad de Cordoba (Khwan and Fitri …. and Richard)

Hi All Khwan and I were invited to contribute in a round table/ symposium in the University of Cordoba, in the warm Cordoba, Spain (June 3rd). The Symposium ‘Intercultural Education and Bilingual Education in the 21st Century’ is a part of ‘The International Conference of Education and Development Cooperation’ (link below): http://www.uco.es/educacionycooperacion/index.php?sec=home&lang=en Khwan’s paper was titled: The Read More …