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 …

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 papers – Cutting Edges Research Conference: Crossing boundaries, Canterbury, June 206

A free one-day conference for those researching in the fields of applied linguistics, TESOL, modern languages, intercultural communication and education Friday, 10th June, Canterbury Christ Church University, School of Language Studies & Applied Linguistics We invite papers which deal with crossing or critiquing established boundaries regarding English in the world – standards, circles, ownership, definition, usage So-called 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 …

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 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 …

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 Read More …

New book: Teachers as mediators in the Foreign Language classroom

Michelle Kohler ‘Teachers as mediators in the foreign language classroom’  is a study of how ‘foreign language teachers in Australian schools … mediate intercultural language teaching in their teaching practice’ . It is a research study which also contains teaching materials from the 3 participating teachers.(Published by Mutlilingual Matters in the LICE series)

Call for Chapters: Demystifying Critical Thinking in Multilingual and Intercultural Education

Call for chapters Abstracts by 15th Dec. 2014 Demystifying Critical Thinking in Multilingual and Intercultural Education Edited by Fred Dervin (University of Helsinki, Finland) & Julie Byrd Clark (Western University, Canada) To be published by Info Age Publishing in 2016 BOOK SERIES Contemporary Language Education 
http://www.infoagepub.com/index.php?id=11&s=s0017 Following a very successful volume on reflexivity in multilingual Read More …

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 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 …