Congratulations to Elyanora Menglieva (MA TESOL, 2019), an advocate for teaching and children’s literacy, who was a 2022 Uzbekistan national finalist in the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards (Social Action category) and was awarded ‘Ambassador’s Choice’.
More information can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/alumni/news-events/news/british_council_study/
We are excited to be hosting the UK Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO) training camp 2022 over this weekend.
UKLO is a competition for students who are still at school (or equivalent college) to their knowledge to solve linguistic data problems. We are delighted to be able to support UKLO as the ethos of the competition is directly aligned with our own teaching approaches exploring the relationship between linguistics and the world around us.
We hope schools will continue to participate and support this fantastic enterprise!
More information about The UK Linguistics Olympiad can be found here https://www.uklo.org/
The British Council celebrated the official launch of the project ‘Supporting Sustainable English Teacher Continuous Professional Development in Yunnan Province’ on Thursday 14 April. The project is funded by the British Council as a collaboration between the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick and three Chinese partners – Dali University, Kunming University of Science and Technology and Yunnan Normal University.
Dr Christopher Strelluf was interviewed on the Eddie Nestor Show on BBC Radio London about language change and language ideologies on 2 March 2022. His interview begins at 1 hour 18 minutes in: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0blykkm
He also presented as one of three language experts along with Susan Fox and Johanna Gerwin as part of Grow Social Capital's event, "Speak Cockney Day: Can Cockney be saved?," on 3 March 2022.
The 24th volume of ELTED (English Language Teacher Education and Development) Journal has recently been published. This volume was edited by Darío Banegas with assistance from Richard Smith.
Available Open Access at http://www.elted.net/latest-volume, this iteration of the journal contains articles on language teacher identity, Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, mentoring for teacher-research, and teaching applied linguistics through CLIL. There are also reviews of some recent teacher-research collections and books on Teacher Activity Groups and linguistics for TESOL.
Huge congratulations to Professor Jo Angouri on achieving Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)!
“Receiving the PFHEA fellowship is an honour and a privilege. I was delighted to join a community of excellence-driven, committed educators who share my belief that the best contribution universities can make to the world is graduates who have received excellent research-led education.
Working and learning with students in innovative ways has been a source of inspiration over the years. I see students as equal partners in a learning community. My approach involves empowering students to take ownership of their learning and challenges traditional hierarchical boundaries between student and lecturer. In my experience, this is best achieved through programmes that enable students to address real world problems and apply theory to practice. Being in a position to make a tangible impact on the student learning experience is gratifying, and a powerful motivation to continue the journey to enhance the higher education pedagogical offering.”
See here for further information on Celebrating Warwick’s HEA Fellows.