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 …

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

TESOL 2013 experiences and feedback

This March I had the excellent opportunity to attend The TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo 2013 held in Dallas, Texas (USA) which was due, in part, to contributions from The David Nunan TESOL Institute Travel Award  and The School of Education conference fund. This conference is one of the biggest annual events in the English Read More …

Language and Sociocultural Theory

Equinox is pleased to announce a new journal Language and Sociocultural Theory edited by James Lantolf (The Pennsylvania State University). Language and Sociocultural Theory is an international journal devoted to the study of language from the perspective of Vygotskian sociocultural theory. Articles appearing in the journal may draw upon research in the following fields of Read More …

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 …

Upcoming Papers – a stock-take

Please add your details to this page by logging in and then editing this page. As the months tick by, I will transfer the past papers to the Archived LTE papers category. December 2011 Lou Harvey – Critical English for Academic Purposes: Creating connection and community. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Newer Researchers’ Conference, Read More …

A BAAL Colloquium on DRM ….

Doing Research Multilingually (DRM) is the focus of a BAAL Colloquium proposal that has been accepted for the September 2011 BAAL conference (hosted in Bristol by the University of the West of England). The colloquium is framed by the following text: Social researchers in differing applied settings have questioned the apparent neglect of the challenges raised Read More …

BERA acceptance

This proposal submitted by Juup, has now been accepted … Stelma, J. and Fay, R. (2011). Reflective construction of (conflicting) intentionalities: an ecological perspective on Masters-level research education. Paper (to be) presented at BERA 2011 Annual Conference, 6th – 8th September, 2011, hosted by the Institute of Education, London.

Methods @ Manchester

Do you all know about this one? Methods @ manchester Highlighting the depth and breadth of methodological expertise in the social sciences at the University of Manchester. Promoting and facilitating methodological excellence, innovation and inter-disciplinarity. http://www.methods.manchester.ac.uk/

Congratulations to Tanya and Eljee…

… on their succcessful bid for SoE funding to partially support their QI2011 paper-giving trip in late May (papers about which we may well hear more at our June 3rd LTE Conference ….

The Doctoral Experience

The Doctorate: international stories of the UK experience Author/Producer  Sheila Trahar/ESCalate Contributors Sham Juhari (University of Birmingham) Kam Ping Leung Kathy (City University of Hong Kong) Tzu-Bin Lin (National Institute of Education Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Georgina Yaa Oduro (University of Cape Coast, Ghana) Kai Ren (University of Bristol) Cheryl Rounsaville (University of Nottingham) Narina Read More …

Julian @ TESOL – presenting his new reflexivity book

Julian writes: You could check out the script of my TESOL Convention presentation, and the accompanying powerpoint expertly created by Eljee Javier, via the edgeblog link: Even more fun, however, especially if you are interested in traditional folkloric responses to the affordances of international travel, is this one:  

Transformative learning – conference experience

Last week, Susan and I were kindly invited and funded (by ESCalate) to give the following keynote: Richard Fay and Susan Brown —– “Developing intercultural courses in a UK university context: some curricular, strategic and research considerations”.  Keynote presentation at the ESCalate Regional Workshop on ‘The transformative impact of international experience on personal and professional learning on Read More …

“From here to there …. and back again — Conference papers by the LTE doctoral community”

Announcing the event: “From here to there …. and back again — Conference papers by the LTE doctoral community” Friday 3rd June (say 10.00-16.00) An opportunity for LTE doctoral researchers to (re)present a paper that they have presented externally (or will shortly do so) for an internal LTE audience (plus invited guests). Each performance will be for Read More …