BAAL IC SIG 2015 (Sheffield) reflections

I co-presented a paper with Richard (aka “the boss”) at the BAAL IC SIG (British Association for Applied Linguistics: Intercultural Communication Special Interest Group) Annual Seminar which was held at the University of Sheffield from May 14th to 15th 2015. (Please see the original post and Richard’s reflection here: http://lantern.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/?p=7291). Our paper’s title was “ASEAN policy documents as an articulation […]

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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 potential role of English language […]

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Presenting research in different formats and to different audiences: Children’s book by Stephanie Houghton

There is a lot of talk around about presenting our research to audiences other than academic ones and this book seems to me like a superb example of making research accessible to a very different audience – children! The author, Stephanie, writes: I recently had a children’s book published based on Mike Byram’s concept of the intercultural mediator (except the little […]

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Call for chapters: Interculturality in Chinese language Education

Call for Chapters   Interculturality in Chinese Language Education   Eds. Tinghe Jin (IOE, London, UK) & Fred Dervin (University of Helsinki, Finland)     Deadline for abstracts: 1st May 2015   Volume to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in the Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective (Eds. Dervin/Du)         “A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort […]

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Adrian Holliday – Revisiting appropriate methodology, BANA, TESEP and ‘contexts’

Adrian Holliday gave a guest lecture at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, Warwick University last week in which he revisited  his ‘original thinking about appropriate methodology and social context, and re-examine[d] the concepts of BANA, TESEP and context’ arguing for a need to look at the wider picture. Click here for the video of his talk and here for the […]

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New Book: Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture in the Twenty-First-Century University. Edited by Mark Orme

‘Internationalisation’ is a key issue impacting on higher education today, but what is actually meant by this term and how does it relate to the notion of ‘global citizenship’, which also features prominently on the higher education agenda? How does the promotion of foreign language learning and intercultural communication help inform the pursuit of internationalisation? And, as the twenty-first century […]

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Training in Intercultural Competence from ELC (European language Competence)

GENDER – POWER – HIERARCHY: CRITICAL ISSUES IN INTERCULTURAL ENCOUNTERS Adopting a concept of intercultural training in which practical communication plays the central role means “focussing less on broad constructs like ‘culture’ and more on the everyday concrete actions through which culture is produced”.1 At the heart of such training is the interculturally appropriate use of language, in our case […]

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Free access to International and Intercultural Communication articles

Enjoy free online access to our International and Intercultural Communication collection until the end of August. This year we are offering free access to articles from our Communication Studies journals exploring a different theme each month. Explore this month’s collection on International and Intercultural Communication with free online access until the end of August. This collection provides an important input to the latest research on […]

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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 through Reflexive Language Writing Feedback Jérémie […]

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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 writing. I hope you’ll take […]

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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 new insights and critical evaluations […]

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New Book: Interculturalism and Multiculturalism: Similarities and Differences

Interculturalism and Multiculturalism: Similarities and Differences   Edited by Martyn Barrett   Published December 2013, Council of Europe Publishing, F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France ISBN 978-92-871-7692-9 €29,00/$58.00, Paperback, 188 pages Order online at: https://book.coe.int/eur/en/cultural-policies/5790-interculturalism-and-multiculturalism-similarities-and-differences.html   This book examines the relationship between two policy approaches for managing the cultural diversity of contemporary societies: interculturalism and multiculturalism.   The relationship between these two approaches has […]

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