Last Few Places Available: Global Englishes PhD conference, Southampton 24th June 2016

Hi All, Below I copy the message from this conference organiser. Any of interest? Last few places are remaining. Please register as soon as possible to secure a place if you would like to attend. On Friday 24th June 2016 from 10am to 5.30pm we are holding a one-day conference for up to 50 PhD 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 …

An Interesting Journal ‘Englishes in Practice’

‘Englishes in Practice’ could be an interesting journal for us working within the area of ELP, EMI, CLIL, Multilingualism, and World Englishes to both look for some references (I have found two useful articles on EMI and ELF for myself) and to find opportunities for publishing our papers (with the rejection rate of 25%, quite a good Read More …

RM-ly encouragement to branch out towards (appropriate methodology considerations in/for) Global Mental Health

As led by Ross White (Glasgow), and together with colleagues from Uganda (Rosco Kasujja and Ponsiano Okalo), our following conference paper has been accepted. In it, we use our experiences (for the AHRC project, Case Study 1) in Lira in northern Uganda (see the researching-multilingually-at-borders.com website for more on this case study) as a stimulus Read More …

Journal of English as a Lingua Franca

Here’s some info on a new journal I litterally stumbled upon. The topic of the journal is (obviously) English as a Lingua Franca, and it’s edited by Jennifer Jenkins, Barbara Seidlhoffer and Anna Mauranen. There doesn’t seem to be a page anywhere with information for authors, but I thought it might be interesting nonetheless

The Said and Unsaid conference: reflections

I must admit I had not expected much of the conference in Vlora. In part, it was because it was organised by relatively junior faculty members in a peripheral university, so I assumed they wouldn’t have access to the requisite know-how. It was also partly due to that typically Greek prejudice against other South Eastern Read More …

Eljee's good funding news ….

I have been awarded a GTRA studentship!!! This award will cover my international student fees and gives me the opportunity to teach on undergraduate and/or post graduate courses. Below is a link for more info: http://www.education.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/funding A long and ardourous journey but well worth all the effort!!!