Taking 30 years to complete the PhD

An interesting story entitled ‘How I finished my PhD …just 30 years after I began“. I haven’t quite decided if this is an encouragement or not. What I think it does do though is show the emotional investment in the data collection stage and the impact that can have on the writing up. Although not Read More …

Congratulations ….

…. to Min and Fida for successfully negotiating the “Progression to Main Study rite of passage … now the joy of ethics forms  awaits 🙂 … and to Khwan for getting to the Finals of the 3-Minute Thesis and acquitting herself so well in them.  

Bring it back home conference 2014

Thanks to all who presented yesterday and everybody who came. It all added up to a great day! We suggested yesterday that all presentations were uploaded. Either send them to me and I can upload them or you can upload them here yourself. Richard’s Presentation Khwan’s Presentation Magda’s Presentation Mariam’s Presentation Achilleas’ Presentation Susan’s Presentation Read More …

Ethical musings

I have just got back from a few days at this year’s IATEFL conference in Harrogate. Perhaps I’ll blog about the conference itself sometime, but what I’d like to try and write down now is the essence of what for me was a very interesting series of conversations. They started in the very elegant surroundings Read More …

LTE in-house conference possibility

Following on (three years later!) from the LTE researcher conference “From here to there and back again” which took place in 2011, we are exploring the possibility of running something similar this year. The idea is that all researchers (students and supervisors) involved in our community who have given a seminar or conference paper they Read More …

Notes to self: Reflections on writing an MSc module assignment

Rather than what I have learnt through the feedback, I would like to reflect on two mental notes I made to myself while actually writing the assignment – and I only did one, so it shouldn’t have been that strenuous a task really. There were moments though when it felt as if I was climbing Read More …

GTRA / Presidential Doctoral Award (PDS)

I am delighted to report recent success by Susan Dawson and Volha ‘Olga’ Arkhipenka in securing these studentship awards. Their profiles will be appearing soon I hope. Please welcome them. they will be joining us in September. R

TESOL 2013 experiences and feedback

This March I had the excellent opportunity to attend The TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo 2013 held in Dallas, Texas (USA) which was due, in part, to contributions from The David Nunan TESOL Institute Travel Award  and The School of Education conference fund. This conference is one of the biggest annual events in the English Read More …

Language and Sociocultural Theory

Equinox is pleased to announce a new journal Language and Sociocultural Theory edited by James Lantolf (The Pennsylvania State University). Language and Sociocultural Theory is an international journal devoted to the study of language from the perspective of Vygotskian sociocultural theory. Articles appearing in the journal may draw upon research in the following fields of Read More …

Apples: Journal of Applied Language Studies

Apples: Journal of Applied Language Studies is a peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal in the field of applied language studies. The full volume of 2012 is now online. The first issue includes four articles that deal with language education and language teaching in different contexts. Jörgen Tholin problematizes equality of language education within the so Read More …

David Nunan Travel Award 2013 Winner

I can’t believe it but I actually won this award!  WAA!  It’s for $800 USD to cover conference related costs.  Considering I’m heading overseas next year for TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo 2013 every bit of funding helps. I was looking for any kind of external conference funding to help me get to Read More …

Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change

Eljee, Lou and I are about to author our own Canterbury Tales as we have all had our abstracts accepted for this interdisciplinary conference to be held on 12 May 2012 in the beautiful, historical and vibrant city immortalised by Chaucer….who of course thoroughly approved of personal narrative and life history: Experiens, though noon auctorite were Read More …

Upcoming Papers – a stock-take

Please add your details to this page by logging in and then editing this page. As the months tick by, I will transfer the past papers to the Archived LTE papers category. December 2011 Lou Harvey – Critical English for Academic Purposes: Creating connection and community. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Newer Researchers’ Conference, Read More …