Reflections on BAAL/Routledge Workshop

Please note that the first two paragraphs of this post were written by me, and the last two paragraphs were written by Nahielly. I and Nahielly had the opportunity to give a presentation at BAAL/Routledge Workshop ‘Expectations of and on international students in UK HE’ on 16th September at Manchester Metropolitan University. This workshop brought Read More …

Free one-day workshop before IALIC on Telecollaboration / Virtual Exchange in education

This is not a pre-conference workshop directly sponsored by IALIC , because at least one strand in the conference (on technology) and the theme of the workshop are quite similar, but the UNICollaboration Association has decided to offer the sessions for free the day before the conference as part of their launch campaign. See attached Flyer for Read More …

New book – Interculturality in Education: A Theoretical and Methodological Toolbox

This book explores the decades-long use of the notion of interculturality in education and other fields, arguing that it is now time to move beyond certain assumptions towards a richer and more realistic understanding of the ‘intercultural’. Many concepts such as culture, identity and intercultural competence are discussed and revised. Myths about interculturality are also Read More …

Job opportunity – Vacancy in the Intercultural Field: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (one post, permanent position)

The University of Warwick, UK, is seeking an ambitious academic with expertise in the intercultural field, especially in relation to business. Applications from candidates specialising in two or more of the following areas are particularly welcome: international business communication, marketing across cultures, management across cultures, global public relations, internal communications in multicultural contexts, international development, quantitative research methodology. 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 …

Reminder! BAAL Intercultural Communication SIG, 7th annual seminar, 19 – 20 May, London

Location: The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP Costs: £99 for BAAL members, £115 for non-members, two postgraduate scholarships will be available, no daily rate Theme: Intercultural communication and social responsibility in a multilingual, globalized world Keynote speaker: Professor Adelheid Hu, University of Luxemburg If you have any queries, please contact Read More …

Next in the Research Methods in Intercultural Communication seminar series, Edinburgh Napier

This conference features alumnus Vivien Zhou  You are warmly invited to the third in the seminar series Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, hosted by the Languages Group at Edinburgh Napier. Wednesday 4th May, 3 – 4.30pm, Room 3/04, Edinburgh Napier Business School, Craiglockhart Campus, 219 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ – map here   3 pm: John O’Regan (UCL, Institute of Education) Some reflections on method Read More …

Intercultural Summer School in Finland

Introducing and Exploring Intercultural Relations in Everyday Life  August 9-19, 2016 in Turku, Finland We keep hearing that we are living in an intercultural world and that we need to prepare for it. What does this really mean? How do we meet ‘other’ people? What are intercultural relations made of? This introductory course will tell you Read More …

IALIC Call for papers: BRIDGING ACROSS LANGUAGES AND CULTURES IN EVERYDAY LIVES: NEW ROLES FOR CHANGING SCENARIOS, November 2016, Barcelona, Spain

International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication, 2016 Annual Conference, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain November 25-27th, 2016 Invited Speakers: Adrian Blackledge, University of Birmingham, UK David Block, ICREA/University of Lleida, Spain Angela Creese, University of Birmingham, UK Sean Golden, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain Alison Phipps, University of Glasgow, Scotland In this age of communication revolution Read More …

Call for abstracts: 19th International Postgraduate Conference in Applied Linguistics, Warwick, June 2016

Warwick Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce its 19th International Postgraduate Conference held from Tuesday, 28th to Thursday, 30th June 2016. Our Postgraduate Conference is widely attended by many students within and outside the UK. Being a ‘conference by students for students’, we aim to provide a platform for graduate students to showcase their paper Read More …

Job opportunity: Lecturer in Applied Languages, University of Sheffield

Closing Date 6th April 2016 The School of Languages and Cultures wishes to recruit a Lecturer in Applied Languages from 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Applied Languages Section of the School of Languages and Cultures has an excellent reputation for the quality and innovation of its teaching. Staff have a Read More …

Call for papers: INTERCULTURAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND GLOBALISATION: CURRENT PRACTICE AND TRENDS, Budapest, June 2016

The Language Department of the Faculty of Commerce, Catering and Tourism at Budapest Business School (BBS) is organizing an international specialist seminar in Budapest on 16-17th June 2016 titled INTERCULTURAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND GLOBALISATION: CURRENT PRACTICE AND TRENDS. As a multiplier event of the ICCAGE project (Intercultural Communicative Competence – A Competitive Advantage for Global Read More …

Summer school on Intercultural Relations, Turku, Finland, August 2016

Introducing and Exploring Intercultural Relations in Everyday Life  August 9-19, 2016 in Turku, Finland http://www.tuas.fi/en/study-tuas/exchange-students/international-summer-school/ We keep hearing that we are living in an intercultural world and that we need to prepare for it. What does this really mean? How do we meet ‘other’ people? What are intercultural relations made of? This introductory course will 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 …

Seminar Series: Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, 2nd March, Edinburgh Napier

This is the first talk in the seminar series Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, hosted by the Languages Group at Edinburgh Napier. ‘Rethinking Concepts and Goals in Intercultural Communication: Insights from Global Englishes Research’ Will Baker (Centre for Global Englishes, University of Southampton) http://www.southampton.ac.uk/ml/about/staff/wmlb.page Date: Wednesday 2nd March, 3pm (Coffee and refreshments will be served at 2.45pm) Venue: Room 2/05, Edinburgh Napier Business School, Craiglockhart Campus, 219 Colinton Read More …