LLAS Event

llasevent iconWhat lies beneath? An ethnographic analysis of translator behaviour
Event date: 10 March, 2009
Location: School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University, Elvet Riverside, room 148, Durham DH1 3JT
llasevent iconTeaching quantitive methods and statistics to linguistics students
Event date: 23 January, 2009
Location: Seminar Room 3.06, Baines Wing, University of Leeds
llasevent iconLinguistics in Applied Linguistics MA programmes (24 May 2004)
Event date: 24 May, 2004
Location: CILT,

Web Guide (GPG)

webguide iconInside-out: Student criticism of "foreign experts" in universities in the P.R.C.
The article through its use of critical incidents provides stimulating case study material for TEFL/TESOL teacher education programmes. The paper brings together three key issues: the underlying concept of 'communicative competence and Communicative Language Teaching, the status of English as a lingua franca and the debates related to linguistic imperialism, and lastly the nature of teacher education and what are relevant and appropriate skills within this field for practitioners.
webguide iconFacilitating reflective learning: an example of practice in TESOL teacher education
Reflective learners are said to demonstrate self-awareness and motivation, awareness of the process of learning and independence. However, some learners can find the process of reflection problematic. In this case study I describe the impact of a specific reflective 'tool', the Statement of Relevance, on a language teacher education programme for which I am responsible. I outline the potential of this tool to help learners work autonomously, to qualitatively enhance learners' reflection, to enable reluctant reflectors to develop the tendency to habitually look for learning from a variety of knowledge sources, and to enable learners to predict future needs more successfully.

News item

news iconBBC plans soap to teach English
The BBC World Service is to launch its first online soap opera to help listeners learn English (28 July 2005).