Second call for papers for GlobELT: An international conference on teaching and learning English as an additional language, Antalya, Turkey, 14-17 April, 2016

This is the 2nd GlobELT Conference (GlobELT: An international conference on teaching and learning English as an additional language (GlobELT 2016 Conference) in Antalya, Turkey on 14-17 April 2016.) For further information, visit their website at www.globeltconference.com  Deadline for abstract submission is January 4, 2016. Credentials The conference is organised under the supervision of scholars from Hacettepe University (Turkey), ELT Read More …

New materials developed by MA Alumnus, Tyson Seburn: Academic Reading Circles

Tyson Seburn has published an ebook aimed at teachers who teach Academic English, focussing particularly on academic reading skills. It seems to me that it would be useful for developing critical thinking too. Here is what Tyson says about his new materials:  ARC is an intensive reading approach whose components work on the basis that deep textual comprehension for language learners is 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 …

SoE conference funding

Lou writes: I found out today that I’ve been awarded School of Education funding to partially cover the New Dynamics conference in Finland. Splendid news! And I’ve finally set up my website and my PhD blog – please take a look: https://sites.google.com/site/ltharvey http://louharvey-phd.blogspot.com

New Dynamics of Language Learning 2011

I’ve recently been accepted to present at the New Dynamics of Language Learning conference in June in Jyvaskyla, Finland.   Harvey, L. (forthcoming 2011). The social and pragmatic parameters of L2 motivation: EAP teachers’ perceptions. Paper (to be) presented at New Dynamics of Language Learning (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland: Monday 6th – Thursday 9th June Read More …