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Conference Programme


Conference Workshop Programme 2015

Day One (23rd June)



8.30 - 9:00

(Main Atrium, Ramphal Building)

9.00 - 9.30
Chair Brief Announcements
Welcome Address
Prof Helen Spencer-Oatey
University of Warwick

9.30 - 10.30

Contextualising careers in 11 countries:
Implications for postgraduates and HR managers

Dr. Katharina Chudzikowski
University of Bath
10.30 - 10.45
Coffee Break
10.45 - 11.15

LLTA Sessions (R0.14)

LLTA Sessions (R1.13)

PAD/WACC Sesions (R1.04)

How Do (EFL) Textbooks Communicate Meaning?

Suha Alansari

Collaborative approaches to learning in a primary intensive second language classroom: The roles of peer interaction and scaffolding

Fan-Wei Kung

Effect of a Culturalist Versus an Interculturalist Approach in ELT on Turkish EFL Teacher Candidates’ Protophilic Competence

Mustafa Tekin

11.15 - 11.45

Transnational students: New dynamics of interaction in the Mexican EFL classroom

Teresa Castineira & Alejandra Galicia Ramos

Investigating factors influencing willingness to communicate in L2

Hassan Syed

Disclose of Deceive: Actual Share Repurchase Announcements

Waqar Ahmed

11.45 - 12.15

NES teachers: An appraisal system analysis of their reasons to immigrate to Mexico

Teresa Castineira & Sandra Juárez Pacheco

English Language Education in Thailand at the upper secondary level: Perceptions of Thai Value and Culture

Napapach Padermprach

Diachronic Study of English Loanwords in the Central Kurdish Dialect in the Political Media

Dashne Sedeeq

12.15 - 13.15
13.15 - 14.15

Experiencing master's dissertation supervision: case studies
of L2 supervisees and their supervisors

Dr. Nigel Harwood
University of Sheffield
14.15 - 14.30
Coffee Break
14.30 - 16.00
Turning Your Recordings to Data: The Transition from Raw Materials to Data Analysis

Dr. Jo Angouri
University of Warwick
16.00 - 16.15
Break (Main Atrium)

16.15 - 16.45

LLTA Sessions (R0.14)

LLTA + WACC/PAD Sesions (R1.13)

PAD/WACC Sessions (R1.04)

Improving Young Adult Learners' Writing Skills By Using a Portfolio

Mehmet Veysi Babayigit
& Meryem Akçayoğlu Mirioğlu

From Code-switching to Translating: A Corpus Based Approach of Bilingual Repetitions

Frédérique Atangana

Exploring post-apartheid identity struggles: A case study of a royal South African family

Joelle Loew

16.45 - 17.15

Teaching ESL reading: Issues and considerations in K-12

Fan-Wei Kung

“Writing in English takes too long so my teacher usually missed that out”: Vietnamese postgraduates’ experiences of learning to write in English.

Michelle Evans

Masters students’ perceptions of mixed-culture groupwork

Cai Xiaozhe

17.15 - 17.45

Metacognitive Reading Strategy Instruction at Higher Education Level

Khurram, Bushra

We're Born Naked and the Rest is Drag: An Analysis of the Construction of Drag in Social Media

Britt Sikora

Language Teacher Sojourners’ Teaching Assistantship Experiences: Perspectives on Cultures

Puput Arfiandhani

17.45 - Open End

Drinks Reception (Main Atrium) followed by Dinner at Xananas

Day Two (24th June)



8.30 - 9.00

(Main Atrium, Ramphal Building)

9.00 - 10.00

Chair Brief Announcements

NESTs and LETs: identifying issues and proposing responses
Dr. Fiona Copland
University of Stirling

10:00 - 10.15
Introducing CAL Alumni Network

Dr. Sue Wharton
University of Warwick
10.15 - 10.30
Coffee Break (Main Atrium)

10.30 - 11.00

LLTA Sessions (R1.15)

LLTA Sessions (R1.13)

PAD Sessions (R1.04)

Teachers’ experiences and their
perspectives on teaching cultural
elements through coursebooks

Saw Thanda Swe

Students learn English idioms through WhatsApp: Use of smartphones outside the classroom context

Özgür Şahan & Mustafa Çoban & Kari Elizabeth Coffman

Who should be helped? Discourses on migration, unemployment and regional policy in Britain in the inter war years

Matthew Cooper

11.00 - 11.30

The impossibility of Research: A Syrian
Refugee Case

Reem Doukmak

Challenges in Transcribing and Coding Multilingual Data

Virginia Grover

How Chinese learners of English say“Thank you”: a discourse
analysis of L2 academic
dissertation acknowledgements

Fangbo Liao

11.30 - 12.00

Perspectives on ELT in difficult and war

Abdulqadar Alyasin

Spontaneity and Authenticity in English Language Classrooms

Erkan Külekci

Rhetorical Structure of Political Science Research Article Abstracts

Md Mehedi Hasan

12.00 - 13.00
Lunch Break (Main Atrium)

13.00 - 13.30


Poster Session

Critical Thinking Skills for ESAP Engineering:
a research into theory, practice and the development of critical thinking skills within Foundation Engineering Programme

Sevendy Patchamuthu

Am I We? Perceptions of Self and Others in Leadership Discourse

Natia Sopromadze

Chinese Master Students' Language Use in the UK: The Establishment of Identity

Qian Yu

Lecturers’ and students’ attitudes towards English Medium of Instruction for academic subjects in the Japanese tertiary context.

Samantha Seiter

Charismatic Leadership in the Context of Clint Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby”

Zlatomira Ilchovska

Influence of bilingualism on the first language pragmatic judgement of compliments in English-Persian bilinguals

Negar Ahmadkhosravi

Hedging in written and spoken academic discourse and how it reflects academics’ discursive attempts to position themselves

Sixian Hah

A Needs Assessment of Greek Parents Regarding How to Raise A Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Eirini Veroni

13.30 - 15.00

What makes the CIA tick? A workshop in discourse analysis

Dr. Malcolm MacDonald
University of Warwick


Dr. Duncan Hunter
University of Hull

15.00 - 15.15
Coffee Break (Main Atrium)

15.15 - 15.45

LLTA Sessions (R1.15)

LLTA Sessions (R1.13)

WACC Sessions (R1.04)

General or subject specific approaches to
English for Academic Purposes? Challenges of Teaching English for Academic Purposes to science students in the University of Malawi

Rachel Chimbuete - Phiri

Teachers’ Corrective Feedback and the Features of the Classroom Discourse in EFL lessons in Taiwanese Elementary Schools

Lan-Ting Huang

Intercultural Teamwork at University: Blessing or Curse for Social Integration?

Carolin Debray

15.45 - 16.15

A Corpus-based Study of Rhetorical Patterns in Turkish University Students’ Argumentative Essays

Mustafa Çoban & Özgür Şahan

The desirability of multiple tests in assessing vocabulary size

Shadan Roghani

Im/politeness in cross cultural and intercultural Email communication

Ayad Ahmed

16.15 - 16.30
Best Poster Award (Main Atrium) / Coffee Break

16.30 - 17.00

LLTA Sessions (R1.15)
LLTA Sessions (R1.13)
LLTA Sessions (R1.04)

WACC Sessions (R0.14)

Using Art of Resistance in English language teaching: intercultural language pedagogy with Palestinian refugees in Gaza Strip

Maria Grazia Imperiale

Second Language Acquisition of Motion Verbs: a Bidirectional Study of Learners of Arabic and English

Rashida Albaqami

Interactional Code-switching in EFL Teacher Talk in China’s University Setting

Miaomiao Zuo

Special Guest Speaker

17.00 - 17.30

Developmental Sequences of Grammatical Structures in English Language Textbooks Used in Croatian Elementary Schools

Maja Balic Motusic

The role of linguistic exposure and attitude in developing listening and speaking skills among Indonesian students in Native English Language academic settings

Nor Jannah

Turkish EFL Students’ Attitudes toward and Beliefs about Foreign Language Speaking Anxiety in Native and Non-Native English Teachers’ Communication Classes

Ahmet Serkan Tanriöver

17.30 - Open End

Drinks Reception (Main Atrium) followed by Dinner at Xananas

Day Three (25th June)





8.30 - 9.00

(Main Atrium, Ramphal Building)

9.00 - 9.10
Chair Brief Announcements
9.10 - 10.10

Native and non-native speaker identities in interaction

Prof. Anthony Liddicoat
University of South Australia
10.10 - 10.25
Coffee Break (Main Atrium)

10.25 - 10.55
LLTA Sessions (R1.15)
LLTA/WACC Sessions (R1.13)
PAD/WACC Sessions (R1.04)

CLIL and Antimafia: Culture in Foreign Language Teaching

Gioia Panzarella

Dynamics of EAP classroom spoken feedback interactions on academic writing

Zuleyha Unlu

10.55 - 11.25

Pre-service EFL teachers’ journeys in a Brazilian teacher initiation program: a narrative inquiry of professional identity (re)formation

Ana Carolina de Laurentiis Brandao

Bangladeshi Students' Speech Problems Faced in the Multilingual Community of London: A Case Study of Language Shock

Mahmudul Shah

Setting Minimal Educational Writing Standards for Medical Students Benchmarked against the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: CEFR

Ebtesam Abdulhaleem

11.25 - 11.55

Understanding shifts in academic reading strategies: A case study of Malaysian undergraduates in a British university

Esther Jawing

Translation, Journalistic Discourse And Idioms

Despoina PANOU

11.55 - 13.00
Lunch Break (Main Atrium)
13.00 - 14.00
Transnational Cultural Research: Ten Vices/Ten Virtues
Prof. Brendan McSweeney
Royal Holloway, University of London

14.00 - 14.30
WACC/LLTA Sessions (R1.15)
WACC Sessions (R1.13)
PAD Sessions (R1.04)

Adaptation Strategies of Mixed-Nationality Subjects When Moving to the Other “Mother” Country

Zlatomira Ilchovska

Unravelling Cultures and Situational Contexts in Interactions : An Exploratory Case Study of a UK-based Korean Company

Kyoungmi Kim

A conversation analytic study of advice sequences in undergraduate dissertation supervision

Marion West

14.30 - 15.00

Mediation and the Development of Learners’ Interactional Competence of L2 Chinese

Rui Zhang

Identities at work

Christina Efthymiadou

An investigation of the relationship between Vietnamese teachers’ belief, identity and their English classroom discourse

Thi Hong Nhung Nguyen

15.00 - 15.15
Coffee Break (Main Atrium)
15.15 - 16.45
Challenges of researching bilinguals

Dr. Bene Bassetti
University of Warwick
16.45 - 17.00

17.00 - 17.30
LLTA Sessions (R1.15)
LLTA Sessions (R1.13)
LLTA Sessions (R1.04)

The Power of Extensive Reading in the EFL Classroom

Mohammed Ateek

Teaching English in Primary Schools: Challenges of the Chilean classroom

Maria-Jesus Inostroza

An Evaluation of the English Language Nigeria Certificate in Education: A Case Study of Three Colleges of Education

Oris Tom-Lawyer

17.30 - Open End

Award Ceremony
(Main Atrium, Ramphal Building)