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CLER Conversation: Culture and identity in the learning of L2 pragmatics during study abroad. A longitudinal narrative study – Xiaowen (Sherry) Liu Previous studies have suggested that study abroad is potentially a fruitful period for L2 pragmatics learning. Existing research in this field shows two tendencies: investigations are usually focused on specific pragmatic phenomena and…
Apologies, but this event has now been postponed until the Autumn (date to be confirmed) CLER Conversation: Promoting social justice in language classrooms through dramatizing children’s literature – Dr Deniz Ortactepe Hart Educators in all disciplines play an important role in the struggle for social justice, English language teachers being no exception (Hastings & Jacob, 2016; Hawkins,…
A Re-conceptualisation of ‘Culture Shock’ through the Lens of Cognitive Dissonance Theory – Giorgia Faroni ‘Culture shock’ has been criticised terminologically and conceptually, yet it is still a frequent buzzword in academic and non-academic conversations. Through the lens of cognitive dissonance theory, I re-frame the concept of ‘culture shock’ and propose a new model to…
Join us for this concluding event organised by the ETHER (Ethics and Aesthetics of Encountering the Other) international research network, funded by the AHRC.
Please click to register here After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting. Live BSL interpreting will be available during this event. Keynote speakers Dr Rosalie Edmonds, UCLA (Department of Anthropology) Language and Climate Justice: How Communication Shapes Environmental Conservation Work  Across the world, the large-scale issues surrounding…
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting. Nathalie Czeke & Jasmin Rimpler: Remote Testing of the Familiar Word Effect With Non-Dialectal and Dialectal German-Learning 1–2-Year-Olds Variability is pervasive in spoken language, in particular if one is exposed to two varieties of the same language (e.g., the standard variety and…
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Diana Mazgutova and Kamola Muradkasimova: Evaluating co-production as a guiding philosophy for EAP teacher training course development   This paper is based on outcomes of an ESRC GCRF project. It considers the research philosophy of co-production for use in the field of English for Academic…
Join us for the second seminar organised by the ETHER (Ethics and Aesthetics of Encountering the Other) international research network, funded by the AHRC.
Hanging Out Methodology: The Challenge of Conducting Ethnographic Research and Publishing it in the Field of Second Language How do you research and investigate ‘identity,’ especially when it comes to the field of second language, which is dominated by psychometric, surveys and interviews? This interactive workshop is a response to this question and it is…
Join us for this CLER & Language@Leeds Conversation with Dr Nelson Flores, University of Pennsylvania and Dr Giovanna Fassetta, University of Glasgow, with contributions from University of Leeds colleagues: Dr Daniel Fobi, Dr Kate Spowage and Rumana Hossain. The speakers’ presentations in diverse areas of language education inquiry will lead to a more general reflection….