IATEFL Research SIG online discussion, Friday 14th 1pm BST

This is an online discussion around three recently published books (Volha and I both have chapters in one of them). It is being  hosted by Mark Wyatt in IATEFL’s Adobe Connect Room http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/resigwebinars/ and the three books to be discussed are:   Kenan Dikilitaş on his recent book with Carol Griffiths on developing language teacher autonomy Read More …

Call for abstracts: 20th International Conference in Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, 27th–29th, June 2017

Warwick Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce the 20th Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics which will be held from Tuesday, 27th to Thursday, 29th June 2016. This conference is a successful tradition at Warwick Applied Linguistics which, every year, brings together many research students (masters and PhD) within and outside the UK. This year, however, we have decided to welcome contributions Read More …

Two more book contributions in ‘Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field’

Volha and I both have contributions in the book ‘Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field’ edited by Siân Etherington and Mark Daubney. This book is based on poster presentations from the IATEFL Research SIG pre-conference event held in Manchester in 2015. Both those posters are on the walls in the B3 corridor in Read More …

Health and well-being for researchers: Free online Q&A tomorrow (14th March)

I’ve just found out about this and am posting it here in case anyone is interested. It’s being run by Vitae and the topic is: Coping with stress and anxiety: health and well-being for researchers. It will  take place on the 14 March between 2-3pm (UK Time). This is an opportunity for your researchers to Read More …

Upcoming LANTERN Lunchtime Talks

We now have the details of the next two LLTs. We look forward to seeing you there.Note the different room for the second talk. Friday 29th April, 12.00-13.00, Ellen Wilkinson C3.30 Exploring participants’ changing perspectives through the life of an inter-school, collaborative, research and development project. Andy Howes, Sue Goldrick, Volha Arkhipenka, Nahielly Palacios, Siti Masrifatul Read More …

Postgraduate workshop – Researching Multilingually: Possibilities and Complexities, University of London, February 2016

This is a one-day workshop looking at the sorts of questions researchers who are working in more than one language might ask: Am I allowed to include scholarly literature in Turkish? What if I conduct my interviews in Mandarin but have to write all my thesis in English? If I include data in Hindi, how 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 …

An online course in ‘How to survive your PhD’ by The Thesis Whisperer

This course is aimed at both PhD students and supervisors, as well as family and friends who might be interested in how to support us through the PhD journey. The author writes: ‘How to Survive your PhD’ runs for 10 weeks, but it’s designed to be lightweight and easy to manage and should take you Read More …

Gaza online seminar series?

As reported in recent blog postings, PhD Education alumnus (from 1993), Professor Nazmi Al-Masri, from the Islamic University of Gaza, recently visited us as part of his UK trip to connect with colleagues (me included) from the AHRC-funded Researching Multilingually at Borders project – One idea that arose during Nazmi’s visit was that of our Read More …

Reflections on a week of conference experiences

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind: IATEFL, followed by the Roundtable on Complex Systems Theory and ELT, both here in Manchester, and then the CultNet seminar in Durham at the end of the week. Apart from the many great conversations and meals (I think I have been to more restaurants in Manchester in the Read More …

Reflections on being federated to a large, interdisciplinary research project

One of the huge advantages of being a GTRA (apart from the fact that you actually get paid for being a student), is that you get an opportunity to experience and learn from a variety of teaching and research situations. For me, the most exciting opportunity by far to this point is being involved with Read More …