ALA 2016 Conference

I recently participated in the ALA 2016 Conference hosted by the Association for Language Awareness (ALA) at UW Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) from July 19th to 22nd, 2016.   I presented a joint paper with Richard (who was there in spirit). Our paper entitled ‘Raising interculturally-oriented ELF awareness of EFL teachers in 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 …

New volume of English Language Teacher Education and Development now available

The latest volume of English Language Teacher Education and Development Journal(Volume 18) is now freely available on-line. This volume contains the following articles: Developing teacher language awareness via in-service training: trainers’ beliefs – Daniel Xerri Becoming a better teacher in the writing class: a case study of a writing tutor in a university in China – Fu Bei Transnational English language teaching: Read More …

Stop Press: Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning – Vol 6 (2015) now out!

An eclectic mix of papers in this new volume, the full version of which can be found here. In this issue, authors address topics that spread across the EFL and applied linguistics board. There are papers on evaluating teacher education courses, on authors’ perspectives about ghost-authoring research papers, on individual differences, learning styles and learner Read More …

ELTED Vol 16 (Spring 2014) now available on-line

We are pleased to let you know that Volume 16 of English Language Teacher Education and Development (Spring 2014) is now available on-line at: www.elted.net?  This volume, edited by Gerard Sharpling and Gosia Sky, contains the following articles: ·         “Seeing” second language pre-service teacher learning through the conceptual metaphor of teaching and learning in teaching practicum dialogic blogs – Ekaterina Arshavskaya Read More …

GTRA / Presidential Doctoral Award (PDS)

I am delighted to report recent success by Susan Dawson and Volha ‘Olga’ Arkhipenka in securing these studentship awards. Their profiles will be appearing soon I hope. Please welcome them. they will be joining us in September. R

Apples: Journal of Applied Language Studies

Apples: Journal of Applied Language Studies is a peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal in the field of applied language studies. The full volume of 2012 is now online. The first issue includes four articles that deal with language education and language teaching in different contexts. Jörgen Tholin problematizes equality of language education within the so Read More …

When Ethics become more than a paper pushing exercise….

After completing my panel in October I have been working through completing the ethics forms for my PhD study. Originally it was seen to have a low risk level. However, from my panel feedback and discussions with colleagues in the department it appears that from the wording on the ethics form my study is actually Read More …

Article submission

I’ve just submitted an article to Gender and Education based on a content analysis I did last year as part of the MSc Educational Research. The article looks at the representation of gender relations in the online version of New Headway, and the ways in which theorisations of gender, identity and language learning may inform, and be informed Read More …