IALIC adventures

It seems that quite a few of us will be travelling to Barcelona at the end of November for the annual IALIC conference (see earlier posting with the Call for Papers). So far, I know that I will be there in two teams (one with Jane Andrews; the other with Lou Harvey, Jess Bradley and Read More …

Upcoming LANTERN Lunchtime Talks

LANTERN Lunchtime Talks Ellen Wilkinson C3.30 Using visual-creative-arts to explore intercultural personhood and maths identities Zhuomin Huang and Kelly Pickard-Smith Friday 26th February 12.00-13.00 Zhuomin and Kelly share some of the visual-creative-arts methods they are using in their doctoral research projects, focussing on the kinds of insights these methods might enable and how they allow them Read More …

LANTERN Lunchtime Talks

LANTERN Lunchtime Talks Here is the information for two LANTERN Lunchtime talks that we have organised before Christmas. Paul and Alex are kindly providing food for theirs, which makes adds an even more social element to our community event. Both in EW C3.30 Academic identity and religious identity: cognitive dissonance in students’ higher education Paul Smith Read More …

Coming soon – the LANTERN Lunchtime talks

This is a new LANTERN initiative to share current research in our community. We are also hoping that there might be some involvement with the Islamic University of Gaza and Prof Nazmi Al-Masri. We have two of these in the pipeline in the next couple of months. The first will be on Friday 20th November Read More …

Abstract accepted for ‘Voices from the TESOL classroom’ series

A few weeks ago, myself and two of my learners submitted an abstract for the series ‘Voices from the TESOL classroom’. I was really excited about this series as they were specifically asking for contributions between teachers and academics, or teachers and learners. One thing I have wanted to do for some time is to Read More …

Newsletter #8 (July 2015)

I am sitting on a patio, drinking coffee in the early morning sunshine in southern Spain, high up in the mountains but looking in the distance to the Med, reflecting on all that has happened recently and is set to happen soon. First of all, this is the moment to again congratulate all our new Read More …

Professor Nazmi Al-Masri’s visit to Manchester

Last Thursday we were very privileged to have Prof. Nazmi Al-Mari from the Islamic University Gaza (IUG) with us for an hour or so. Nazmi, an alumnus of the University of Manchester, had managed to leave Gaza for a few days in a seemingly rare opening of the borders. We are very grateful that he managed to Read More …

Posters presented at the IATEFL Research SIG Pre-conference event

Both Volha and I presented posters at this year’s Research SIG event. The theme was about  developing as a researcher. The day was divided into three strands, with each strand given an ‘impulse’ by David Nunan, Sue Garton and Cynthia White. Volha’s poster formed part of Strand 1: A researchers’ journey: Challenges, issues and strategies. Mine Read More …

New Multilingual Matters volumes (2015)

www.multilingual-matters.com Some new volumes here that might be of interest, including: “Second language students in English-medium classrooms” (Coreen Sears) — of interest maybe Fitri? “Emerging self-identities and emotion in foreign language education- a narrative-oriented approach” (Masuko Miyahara) — of interest Lou? “Sociocultural theory in second language acquisition: an introduction through narratives” (2nd edn) (Merrill Swain, Read More …

Congratulations ….

…. to Min and Fida for successfully negotiating the “Progression to Main Study rite of passage … now the joy of ethics forms  awaits 🙂 … and to Khwan for getting to the Finals of the 3-Minute Thesis and acquitting herself so well in them.