A new book chapter, and a contribution

It’s been a long time coming, but at last a book chapter I wrote the first draft for back in November 2015 has been published. It is about the classroom-based research that I undertook with the learners of EUS9 (English for University Studies, class 9), and was written in collaboration with two of the learners. The Read More …

Call for papers – EDUCATION AND MIGRATION: LANGUAGE FOREGROUNDED, October 2016, Durham

The purpose of this international conference is to bring together researchers and educators who are researching and working in educational contexts where human beings, and their language(s), are under pain and pressure. Ongoing and forced migration—resulting from protracted civil war, unremitting poverty and economic hardship, and political unrest and ecological instability—often results in the termination 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 …

On being a beginner language learner again

I have now attended three classes in Koine (New Testament) Greek in the space of 8 days. In that time I have had to come to grips with a completely new alphabet (learn the names of the letters, how to write them and pronounce them, diphthongs, breathings, punctuation, subscripts …), learn how to conjugate two different verb Read More …