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Interview with David Crystal at the IATEFL conference

The PIE News interviewed David Crystal last week at the 2014 IATEFL conference on the subject of English as the world’s lingua franca now and in the future. In the interview, Crystal discusses his views on themes including the influence of English worldwide, the growth in English-medium instruction in non-Anglophone universities and the role of technologies in the evolution of language learning. To read the interview in full, visit the PIE News website. Continue reading →

Workshop by Professor Ute Smit: “Methodological issues in longitudinal ELF research: Focus on educational settings”

Professor Ute Smit, currently visiting from the University of Vienna, will be delivering a workshop on Friday 21st February 2014 in Room 1097, Building 65, Avenue Campus on “Methodological issues in longitudinal ELF research: Focus on educational settings”. The workshop is aimed primarily at PhD students, but is also open to other interested researchers. This workshop follows Professor Smit’s talk as part of the CLLEAR/CGE series yesterday. Continue reading →

ILC visiting scholar Professor Ute Smit, University of Vienna

Professor Ute Smit from the University of Vienna will be visiting the University of Southampton through the Institute for Language and Culture from 19 – 25 February. While she is here Professor Smit will be giving a seminar in the CLLEAR and CGE seminar series on Wednesday 19 February (5:00, 65/Lecture Theatre A) entitled English-medium education in multilingual university settings: A sociolinguistic examination of interactive explaining in the classroom. Continue reading →

Centre for Global Englishes seminar: “Researching English as the lingua franca of global higher education”

The next Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) seminar will take place on Wednesday 4th December from 5:00pm – 6:30pm in Building 65, Lecture Theatre C. At this session, a panel of speakers will address the theme: “Researching English as the lingua franca of global higher education”, discussing in particular their work exploring the use of English in universities in different parts of the world. Continue reading →

ELF ReN workshop: “ELF and multilingual practices in professional contexts”

The next ELF ReN workshop will be taking place at the University of Southampton Avenue Campus on 7th and 8th November 2013. The workshop is entitled “ELF and multilingual practices in professional contexts” and aims to encourage multi- and inter-disciplinary exchanges on the phenomenon of super-diversity in ELF professional contexts. This is a small workshop and there will be plenty of time for asking questions and discussion. Continue reading →