A One Day Symposium Celebrating the Work of Professor Rosamond Mitchell

Language Learning In and Out of the Classroom Wednesday 18 June 2014 Lecture Theatre C, Building 65 Avenue Campus, Southampton SO17 1BF Modern Languages at Southampton invites you to join them in celebrating Professor Rosamond Mitchell’s academic career in this one-day symposium which will take place on 18 June 2014. The symposium will pay tribute to Ros’s dedication and many achievements in the […]

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Who am I?

This is a question I have been asking myself over the last couple of days as I started my pilot study. I am doing classroom-based research which means that I am researching my own learners. I’m using normal pedagogic activities to collect my data, so I’m not interviewing students or running focus groups or anything like that, I’m just doing […]

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New Book from Cambridge: Teaching English Spelling

20% off Teaching English Spelling   English spelling – often a bit of a challenge for native speakers as well as learners of English! Help is at hand, with Teaching English Spelling by Ruth Shemesh and Sheila Waller, from theCambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series. With a wealth of activities for practising common spelling patterns in English, each unit concentrating on a particular sound […]

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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 language teaching industry and I […]

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New Dynamics of Language Learning (Complexity papers)

There is, I think, very little point on trying to complete or complete with Lou’s comprehensive and engaging narrative on the Jyväskylä conference, so I will confine myself to reporting on a few papers that were of particular interest to me. The theme which links these papers is that they are all informed by complexity thinking, which involves -in brief- […]

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