First announcement of BAAL Special Interest Group on Intercultural Communication, 7th annual seminar, London, May 2016

BAAL Special Interest Group on Intercultural Communication Date: 19 – 20 May 2016 Location: The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London 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 In a globalized and multilingual world which faces unprecedented […]

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Book launch event: Crossing Boundaries and Weaving Intercultural Work, Life, and Scholarship in Globalising Universities, University of London, February 2016

Crossing Boundaries Jointly hosted by SIETAR UK and CMMR (Centre for Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, Birkbeck, University of London) on the 8th February 2016, 1800-2000. If you wish to attend you must register for a place on the Event Website. Event Description Globalization is a compelling force in universities worldwide. In striving to achieve the ideal of a truly international university, hiring the best scholars […]

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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 as an International Language/ English […]

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2nd call for papers – Languages for Life: Educational, Professional and Social Contexts, Vienna, July 2016

The Association for Language Awareness is calling for proposals for papers and posters for the 13th International Language Awareness Conference (ALA 2016) Languages for Life: Educational, Professional and Social Contexts that will take place at the WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) from July 19-22, 2016. The submission deadline for both is 15 November 2015. Conference Themes LALT: Language Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching LAWB: […]

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Conference registration now open and deadline for submissions ends soon: Telecollaboration, 2016, Trinity College, Dublin

New Directions in Telecollaborative Research and Practice: The Second Conference on Telecollaboration in University Education 21-23 April 2016 The first conference on Telecollaboration in University Foreign Language Education (2014, León, Spain) brought together over 120 researchers and practitioners of telecollaboration / online intercultural exchange (OIE) initiatives at university level. The event led to the publication of two journal special editions […]

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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 and challenges to the ELT […]

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Social media and online accounts for the Applied Linguistics and Communication group at Newcastle University

The Applied Linguistic and Communication group at Newcastle University are active through a variety of online and social media accounts. They say that through these they provide news, updates and discussions related to their research activities and interests, mostly in the areas of Applied Linguistics, language learning, TESOL, Cross-/Inter-Cultural Communication, and Discourse and social interaction. They invite us to have a […]

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New book on Online Intercultural exchange

This is a new book edited by Robert O’Dowd and Tim Lewis, and includes contributions by several Cultnet people. (For more information on Cutlet, see reflections by Khwan and Min) The publishers say: This volume provides a state of the art overview of Online Intercultural Exchange (OIE) in university education and demonstrates how educators can use OIE to address current challenges […]

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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 these two “international” conferences were […]

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Latest issue: Foreign Language Annals

This new issue is available at Wiley Online library. See below for content and links to individual articles. President’s Messages Intercultural Engagement (pages 163–164) Jacque Van Houten Article first published online: 22 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/flan.12142 Editor’s Message (pages 165–167) Anne Nerenz Article first published online: 22 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/flan.12141 Teaching Language Learners to Elaborate on Their Responses: […]

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Living intercultural lives ….

Building on our earlier work (on Ladino and intercultural identity and ‘competence’), am pleased to say that the following contribution by Leah Davcheva and myself has now been accepted for the ‘Identities, Relationships and Languages in Migration’ conference taking place 25th – 27th September, 2015 in Cagliari, Sardinia. “Living Intercultural Lives: Identity Performance and Zones of Interculturality” The Sephardim in […]

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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 the concept of ‘culture’ has […]

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