Call for papers – 13th International Language Awareness Conference (ALA 2016) Languages for Life: Educational, Professional and Social Contexts

This call for papers is from  Association for Language Awareness for their 13th International Conference which will take place in Vienna from July 19-22, 2016. The submission deadline for both is 15 November 2015. below are the conference themes and plenary speakers and note that there is also the possibility of scholarships for PhD students and early Read More …

IALIC Conference in November in Beijing

I am a long-standing member of IALIC and contributor at its conferences but this time, for the Beijing conference, I decided to go for something a bit different: Ethnomusicological bridges and social engagement through klezmer: interdisciplinary dialogues and intercultural performances Richard Fay, Ros Hawley and Elinor Sherwood (Music Department, The University of Manchester) ABSTRACT Whilst 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 …

Special journal issue: Chinese Students and Scholars in the Global Community: Challenges of Integration

Special issue of the journal Frontiers of Education focused on Chinese Students and Scholars in the Global Community: Challenges of Integration together with a series of articles exploring academic interactions in the contexts of Australia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore. We invite you to read our articles and take advantage of the free trial Read More …

New book: Reflexivity in Language and Intercultural Education

Reflexivity in Language and Intercultural Education: Rethinking Multilingualism and Interculturality edited by Julie S. Byrd Clark & Fred Dervin (2014) (with contributions from several LEF members) The Table of Contents: Introduction Julie S. Byrd Clark and Fred Dervin 1. The Process of Becoming Reflexive and Intercultural: Navigating Study Abroad and Reentry Experience Jane Jackson 2. “Or, just it’s my fault right?”: Language Socialization Read More …

New book: How Interculturally Competent am I? An Introductory Thesis Writing Course for International Students

Please note that this book is aimed at undergraduates writing a dissertation, not postgraduates writing a PhD thesis. Nevertheless, it may be of interest to anyone involved in university work. Hi  I am pleased to announce the publication of a new textbook (aimed at undergraduate students) focusing on the development of intercultural competence through thesis Read More …

New book: Theoretical Turbulence in Intercultural Communication Studies"

Theoretical Turbulence in Intercultural Communication Studies Editor: Saila Poutiainen Date Of Publication: Jan 2014 Isbn13: 978-1-4438-5353-8 Isbn: 1-4438-5353-4 A number of researchers, trainers and educators in intercultural communication acknowledge that the most popular models and theories of the field are insufficient—even unsuitable—to describe or explain our practical multicultural experiences today. This collection of articles offers Read More …

Images of others – new material available

Images of Others – an Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media  and an Online Self-study course on the AIE for educators are now available at the updated Autobiography website: www.coe.int/lang-autobiography  The Language Policy Unit and Unit for Intercultural Education and Exchanges are very grateful to the Autobiography authoring group for developing this complement to the original Autobiography; Leah Read More …

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 …

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 …

Reflexivity in HE / ethnography- book reviews

Some time back, Paul Smith forwarded these reviews/alerts to me from a colleague in one of the online groups he belongs to (Academic Litercy/ies?): Turner, Joan (2011) Language in the Academy: Cultural Reflexivity and Intercultural Dynamics. Bristol , Buffalo, Toronto: Multilinguial Matters Available in paperback and hardback [The book is part of the Languages for Read More …