Images of others – new material available

Images of Others – an Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media  and an Online Self-study course on the AIE for educators are now available at the updated Autobiography website: www.coe.int/lang-autobiography  The Language Policy Unit and Unit for Intercultural Education and Exchanges are very grateful to the Autobiography authoring group for developing this complement to the original Autobiography; Leah 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

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 …

Doing Research Multilingually: the Durham seminar

This two-day, exploratory seminar finally took place on 7th and 8th July in the School of Education at the University of Durham. It was, in keeping with the ‘exploratory’ character of the discussions, a small event. Here is a list of participants and their contact emails. In some ways, the topic of this seminar can be understood to be a Read More …

Graduation – Congratulations

WooJoo and Tzu-Hsuan (Carol) as PhD graduates Monday 5th July is Graduation day for the School of Education and, amongst others, LTE’s Carol (Tzu-Hsuan Liu) and Christine (WooJoo Lee) will be being ‘doctorised’. Congratulations to them – where they stand may others soon follow!

Preparing for the viva

A doctoral student – Fenia – from the Counselling area in our School whose work and thinking about doing research multilingually and whose crosscultural topic have brought her into my space to some extent – will have her viva on the 14th July. Does anyone have advice and /or links to sites of viva Qs/advice Read More …

Narrative journals

Having just been to the Narrative Matters 2010 conference, I am reminded of the following journals which may be useful for those narratively-inclined: Narrative Inquiry Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations, & Interventions — a new online, open-access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinaryjournal committed to exploring the complex role of narrative in countless aspects of human life. This is a new Read More …

A second wave of possible publishing outlets

**** STOP PRESS **** (June 2010) Gary (Motteram) is involved – as the editor for a special issue of the journal developing the coverage in the recent IATEFL Pre-Conference Event he co-ordinated -with this new journal which may be of interest to the more tech-oriented amongst you: International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) Read More …