ALA 2016 Conference

I recently participated in the ALA 2016 Conference hosted by the Association for Language Awareness (ALA) at UW Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) from July 19th to 22nd, 2016.   I presented a joint paper with Richard (who was there in spirit). Our paper entitled ‘Raising interculturally-oriented ELF awareness of EFL teachers in Read More …

New Book: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION. NEW PERSPECTIVES FROM ELF

Edited by the organisers of the ELF6 Conference in Rome, it has been published by RomaTrE-Press   (Roma Tre University Press) The book is composed by 24 chapters and it is divided into three parts: 1) ELF, language teaching and teacher education; 2) Communication in plurilingual and migration contexts: attitudes and interactions; 3) ELF in business Read More …

New issue of Journal of English as a Lingua Franca is now available – future contributions welcome

The new issue (5.1) of the Journal of English as a Lingua Franca is now online – and what is very nice is that not only the front matter but also the first four articles are freely available for reading and download! [I don’t know why this is, and why just this selection, but thought I’d let you Read More …

On a book chapter, accepted conference paper and working with supervisor

I am currently co-writing a book chapter with Richard, my main supervisor. The book we are contributing to “ELF for EFL Contexts” (working title) explores the possibilities of teaching English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in the contexts of English as a foreign language (EFL). The purpose of our chapter is to inform EFL teachers Read More …

Call for papers – Cutting Edges Research Conference: Crossing boundaries, Canterbury, June 206

A free one-day conference for those researching in the fields of applied linguistics, TESOL, modern languages, intercultural communication and education Friday, 10th June, Canterbury Christ Church University, School of Language Studies & Applied Linguistics We invite papers which deal with crossing or critiquing established boundaries regarding English in the world – standards, circles, ownership, definition, usage So-called Read More …

Global Englishes PhD conference Centre for Global Englishes, University of Southampton, 24th June 2016

Please see the invitation below from the organisers: On Friday 24th June 2016 from 10am to 5.30pm we are holding a one-day conference for up to 50 PhD students who are researching any aspect of Global Englishes. The event will be held in the luxurious Markus Liebherr Lounge of Southampton Football Club, which is close to Southampton Central station, Read More …

Two free seminars at Institute of Education, UCL, London

How do we write in English as a Lingua Franca? Anna Mauranen Vice-Rector and Professor of English, University of Helsinki, Editor of Applied Linguistics 17:30 Monday 22nd February, 2016 Room 642, 20 Bedford Way, UCL Institute of Education, London, WC1H 0AL   As ELF research has shown, communicating in English as a Lingua Franca is highly successful Read More …

New Book: The Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of English as a Lingua Franca

In this volume edited by Prue Holmes and Fred Dervin, there is a chapter with my long-standing Greek colleagues Nicos Sifakis and Vally Lytra: “Interculturalities of English as a lingua franca: international communication and multicultural awareness in the Greek context”. This seeks to bring to ELF teaching a combination of an outward/ international-looking EIL/EIC (English Read More …

Seminar at Goldsmiths, University College, London with Prof Andy Kirkpatrick on ‘English as a Lingua Franca in Asia – implications for pedagogy’

Speaker: Prof Andy Kirkpatrick  (Griffith University, Australia) Thursday 29 October, at 17:00 in room RHB 137 (Richard Hoggart building) Location: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW http://www.gold.ac.uk/find-us/ Abstract In this presentation I shall consider the implications of the development of English as a lingua franca in East and Southeast Asia with a focus on two Read More …

Call for papers – Bridging ELT Theory and Practice: Innovations and Reservations in the Digital Age to be held from 15 to 17 April, 2016, Shantou, China

The 8th International Conference on TESOL, organised by The English language Centre (ELC), Shantou University has opened its call for papers. You can get more details from the conference website The conference theme is: Bridging ELT Theory and Practice: Innovations and Reservations in the Digital Age. As the development of technology has brought both opportunities Read More …

12th ELIA Conference reflections

¡Hola! I have just come back from the sunny, beautiful and civilized city of Seville, Spain where I attended and presented my paper (please see the abstract here): http://lantern.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/?p=7265#comment-2295). Last month Richard, Fitri and I also participated at a conference at the University of Cordoba, Spain. Some of the experiences I gained from participating at Read More …

Call for papers: Special Issue of Language Teaching Research on Intercultural citizenship in the (foreign) language classroom

Language Teaching Research announces a call for abstracts for a special topic issue on intercultural citizenship in the (foreign) language classroom. The issue will address empirical, conceptual, and theoretical concerns related to the development of critical cultural awareness, which is of special importance particularly in the field of English language education, considering the status of Read More …

Andy Kirkpatrick on ‘English as a Lingua Franca in Asia: Suggestions for ELT/ELF Policy and Pedagogy’, Bath

Andy Kirkpatrick, Visiting Professor in the Language and Educational Practices research cluster of the Department of Education, University of Bath, will give his first research seminar presentation at Bath on Tuesday 16th June. Title:  English as a Lingua Franca in Asia: Suggestions for ELT/ELF Policy and Pedagogy Time: 2pm Place:  CB 4.1, Chancellors’ Building, University of Bath main campus, Claverton Down, Read More …

An abstract submitted for 2016!

Hi all, I have just submitted an abstract for the 5th International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence which will be held in January 21-24, 2016 Tucson, Arizona. (See Susan’s post for more detail). Thank you Richard for looking and helping with my abstract. And here is my abstract: ICC through ELF: Read More …