My very first UK conference experience

Seminar: Intercultural Communication in Higher Education – Principles and Practices, Newcastle University, May 16-17, 2013 I attended a seminar organized by the British Association for Applied Linguistics, Special Interest Group in Intercultural Communication. It was my very first UK conference of my PhD student life outside the University of Manchester. Unfortunately, I did not give a presentation there because I’m […]

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“Collusion” vs “collaboration” and “so what?”: Reflections on course assignments completion

I’m now waving goodbye to the second semester of my first year PhD studies. Similarly to the first one, I have learned a great deal from doing the assignments. My friends and I were very alert to the assignments’ instructions and the deadline at the very beginning of the semester. Especially for the Quantitative Data Analysis one, we set up […]

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My learning experience from writing the assignments

After completing the first semester’s research training by submitting four assignments yesterday, I couldn’t believe how much I wrote over the past month; four assignments, each of them around 3000-4000 words! Of course, we attended lectures and sessions during the semester, but I think I have learned even more when it came to the ‘doing-your-own job’. It was a great […]

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