CGE Research Seminar today: Launching the Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca


The next Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) seminar will take place today, Wednesday 11th October 2017 from 5:00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The seminar celebrates the launch of the Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca by Will Baker, Martin Dewey and Jennifer Jenkins. All welcome!

Here is the abstract for this seminar:
Last month, Routledge published the first ever Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca. For our first research CGE seminar of this new year, we therefore decided that it would be appropriate to focus on the Handbook and its historic place in the development of ELF research. Jennifer Jenkins’s brief introduction will consider why such a Handbook was needed at this time in ELF’s trajectory and discuss the Handbook’s development. The three co-editors, Will Baker, Martin Dewey, and Jennifer Jenkins, will then each say a few words about their own Handbook chapter (respectively, ‘ELF and Intercultural Communication’, ‘ELF and Teacher Education’, and ‘The Future of ELF?’). This will be followed by a reception during which wine, soft drinks and nibbles will be served, and a copy of the Routledge Handbook of ELF will be raffled. For the purposes of the raffle, each member of the audience will be issued with a raffle ticket on arrival at the seminar.

Modern Languages PhD students published in special issue of SiSAL Journal

Two of our Mexican Modern Languages distance PhD students, Ma. De Lourdes Rico-Cruz and Magdalena Ávila Pardo, have contributed to a recently published special issue of SiSAL (Self-Regulation in Foreign Language Learning) Journal, with an article entitled ‘Self-Regulation within Language Learners’ Dialogues’.

To read this article and others from this special issue, visit the SiSAL Journal website.

Language teachers – 2014 EUROCALL proceedings now available

Language teachers may be interested in reading these latest studies about technology in the context of language teaching. The articles from the 2014 EUROCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) proceedings are now available in the form of an open e-publication as individual downloadable PDFs. The complete proceedings can also be purchased as a paperback.

New publication of Case Studies of Openness in the Language Classroom launched today!

Launched today – a new volume of case studies, which showcases some of the ways in which language practitioners in different settings are engaging with the concept of openness in language teaching and learning. Contributors include no less than five University of Southampton staff. The book covers: open tools for collaboration; sharing resources; sharing practices; collaborative learning and student-generated content; and learner autonomy. “Case Studies of Openness in the Language Classroom” is freely available for download.