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Conference/Symposium presentations since 2007

Spencer-Oatey, H. and Dauber, D. (2015) Creating communities on campus: An agenda for integration. Paper presented at British Council Going Global 2015, Connecting cultures, forging futures , 1-2 June, Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London, UK. Associated publication: How internationalised is your university? Moving beyond structural indicators toward social integration.

Spencer-Oatey, H. and Wang, J. (2015) Communication flexibility and intercultural leadership: The value of a dialectic perspective. Paper presented at
i-mean4@Warwick Language and Impact, University of Warwick, 9-11 April 2015.


Spencer-Oatey, H. (2014) A changing student experience. Developing personal flexibility for a challenging, global world: Can Internationalisation help? Position paper presented at the Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Innovative approaches to curriculum design and delivery in Higher Education, London, 27 November 2014.

Wang, J. & Spencer-Oatey, H. (2014) Competence in building Intercultural Relations: Case Study Insights into the Development Process. Paper presented at the 47th BAAL Annual Meeting, Learning, Working and Communicating in a Global Context, University of Warwick, 4-6 September 2014.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2014) ‘Global People’ Competencies: Culture, Communication and Relations. Plenary presentation at the 13th International Association of Cross-Cultural Management (IACCM) Annual Conference, Between Cultures and Paradigms: Intercultural Competence & Managerial Intelligence, 26-28 June 2014, University of Warwick, UK.

Spencer-Oatey, H. and Wang, J. (2014) Chinese Leaders in the USA: A Case Study of Leaders’ Behaviour & Reactions. Paper presented at the 4th Dialogin Conference Global Leadership Competence: Personal Qualities, Culture, Language, 13–14 June 2014, Konstanz, Germany.

Messelink, A., Van Maele, J. and Spencer-Oatey, H. (2014) What students in study and placement mobility are learning and what we say they should be learning
(and to what purpose). Paper presented at the IEREST conference, Teaching the intercultural in contexts of student mobility, 12-13 June 2015, Bologna, Italy.


Spencer-Oatey, H. (2013) Managing relations and face in culturally unfamiliar workplaces: What are the issues? Plenary presentation at the 1st Sosnowiec Symposium on Communication across Cultures: Face and Interaction, 26-27 April 2013, Sosnowiec, Poland.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2013) Taking account of intercultural competence. Plenary presentation at the 43rd ALTE (Association of Language Testers of Europe) conference, 17-19 April, Salamanca, Spain.


Reissner-Roubicek, S (2012). Enhancing intercultural competence and employability through experiential and virtual learning. Paper presented at International Association for Language and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) 11th International Conference, University of Durham, 29 Nov-2 Dec 2012.

Reissner-Roubicek, S. (2012). Employability discourses in focus group interviews with cultural relations managers. Paper presented at the BAAL Intercultural Communication Special Interest Group conference, Intercultural Communication in International Contexts – Training and development, practice and research, The Open University, 17–18 May 2012.

Reissner-Roubicek, S., Spencer-Oatey, H. and Davidson, A. (2012). A blended learning initiative in intercultural training for the global workplace. Paper presented at International Association for Language and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) 11th International Conference, University of Durham, 29 Nov-2 Dec 2012.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2012) Developing global graduates. What does this mean and do students want it? Plenary address at the 19th NIC (Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication) conference: Internationalisation at Home, 24-26 November 2012, Aarhus, Denmark.

Spencer-Oatey, H., Reissner-Roubicek, S. and Harsch, C. (2012) Transitioning to unfamiliar workplaces: Reflections from global leaders and international student interns on their communication challenges. Panel paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Freie Universität Berlin, 21-14 August, 2012.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2012) Managing relations in international workplaces: Insights from third sector leaders. Paper presented at the BAAL BAAL Intercultural Communication Special Interest Group conference, Intercultural Communicaton in International Contexts – training and development, practice and research, The Open University, 17–18 May 2012.


Spencer-Oatey, H. (2011) Relational Concerns in Intercultural Workplace Teams: Theoretical Insights from the Study of Emotions. Plenary Presentation at the Sixth International Symposium on Politeness, 11-13 July 2011, METU, Ankara.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2011) Constructing Identities among Intercultural Project Partners: Insights from Psychology and Management. Paper presented at the joint conference Language, Identity, and Intercultural Communication of the BAAL Intercultural Communication Special Interest Group and The Annual Bloomsbury Round Table, Birkbeck College, London, 9–10 June 2011.


Spencer-Oatey, H. (2010) Understanding Intercultural Competence for Business: Insights from the eChina-UK Programme. Plenary Address at the conference “Intercultural Business Communication” 22-23 May 2010, University of International Business & Economics, Beijing.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2010) Conceptualising Intercultural Competence: The Need for an Applied Linguistic Approach. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual BAAL Meeting, University of Aberdeen 9–11 September 2010 in the Intercultural Communication SIG Colloquium Applied Linguistics in Intercultural Communication: Current Perspectives and Approaches.


Iguchi, M. (2009, September). A qualitative study of integrativeness among Japanese ESL learners in the British context. 42nd Annual Meeting of the British Association fo Applied Linguistics (BAAL). Newcastle, U.K. Abstract>>> Presentation>>>

MacDonald, M.N. (2009) The Ethics of Intercultural Dialogue (with John O’Regan). Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA). Honolulu, Hawaii (December 3 to 6).

MacDonald, M.N. (2009) Discourse, Culture and Responsibility. IKON Seminar Series, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (March 11).

MacDonald, M.N. (2009) Culture, Competence and Communication. Invited keynote talk held at the First International Conference on Language Learning and Teaching (CoLT), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, Malaysia (5 –6 March).

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2009) Identity Construction in the Workplace: Insights from an International Project. Keynote address at the Dialogic Language Use 2 conference, with the theme Constructing Identity in Interpersonal Communication, Helsinki, Finland, 19–21 August 2009.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2009) Developing ‘Global People’: Insights from International Partnerships. The Contribution of a Discourse Approach to the Learning/Teaching of Intercultural Communication. Plenary address at the BAAL.CUP Seminar: Key Themes in Intercultural Communication Pedagogy, University of Sheffield, 9–10 July 2009.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2009) Developing competence in intercultural interaction: what are we aiming at? Keynote address at the First Symposium on Pragmatics and Intercultural Communication in the Spanish-speaking world. Birkbeck, University of London, 25–26 June 2009.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2009) Communication in International Projects: A Lifecycle Model of Key Intercultural Competences. Paper given at ‘invitation-only’ symposium, Linguistic Approaches to Intercultural Business Communication, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria, 11–12 June 2009.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2009) Achieving Understanding in Chinese-British Collaborative Education Projects. Plenary speaker at the international conference Issues in Interpreting Meaning, University of West of England, Bristol, 23–25 April 2009.


Cortazzi, M. (2008) Participation and partnerships: bridging expectations of learning and performance. Keynote address given at the 4th International Conference on East Asian Learners, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, July 2008.

Cortazzi, M. (2008) More than a journey: metaphors for learning in China, Lebanon and the UK. Presentation given at the International Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor, University of Extremadura, Spain, May 2008.

Cortazzi, M. (2008) Continuity and Change in metaphors for learning, presentation for universities in Wuhan, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China, April 2008.

Cortazzi, M. (2008) Mixed Metaphors, metaphors of learning in China, presentation for universities in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, February 2008.

MacDonald, M.N. ( 2008) The Discourse of Intercultural Communication and the Incitement to Responsibility (with John O’Regan). 9th Conference of the International Association of Communication and Intercultural Communication (IALIC), University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland (October 30th – November 2nd).

MacDonald, M.N. ( 2008) Communication, Culture and the Workplace (panel with J. O’Regan, J. Holder, J. Henderson & I. Badger) 43rd Annual IATEFL Conference, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2008) Applying social pragmatics to the realities of intercultural interaction: insights and limitations. Keynote address at EPICS III, 3rd Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics. Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain, 20–22 February 2008.

Spencer-Oatey, H. and Stadler, S. (2008) Ongoing Communication in International Projects: Applying Linguistics to these Realities. Presentation given at the British Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Swansea, UK, September 2008. Abstract>>> Presentation>>>


Cortazzi, M. (2007) A Journey from Hell to Heaven? Chinese students' metaphors for learning. Keynote address given at the 3rd International Conference on East Asian Learners, Shandong University, Jinan, China, November 2007.

Cortazzi, M. (2007) Researching Cultures of Learning English. Keynote address given at the 4th Conference on Issues in English Teaching in Iran, University of Teheran, Teheran, Iran, July 2007.

Cortazzi, M. (2007) Researching Chinese metaphors for teachers. Presentation for universities in Wuhan, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China, April 2007.

MacDonald, M.N. ( 2007) Intercultural Competence in the UK: An Evaluation of the Development of National Occupational Standards in Intercultural Working. 8th Conference of the International Association of Communication and Intercultural Communication (IALIC), Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary (November 30th – December 2nd)).

MacDonald, M.N. ( 2007) Readers, texts, cultures: How do language learners understand L2 fictional texts? 42nd Annual IATEFL Conference, Aberdeen Conference Centre, Aberdeen, UK.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2007) A Case study of a 2+2 articulation agreement. Presentation given at the symposium 'International articulation agreements and arrangements' organised by the Council of Validating Universities, MIC Conference Centre, London, 15 November 2007.

Spencer-Oatey, H. (2007) Online learning and Sino-UK collaboration. Presentation given to the Agora think-tank symposium 'Higher Education: Britain and China', the Royal Society, London, 5 September 2007.