Category Archives: Applied Linguistics

Leading partners in English as an Additional Language Programme

This is a new language programme that is funded by the Training Development Agency (TDA) in England and Wales to strengthen partnerships between universities and partner schools. The aim of the project is to: provide opportunities for trainee teachers to … Read More »

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Metaphor in Language and Culture

In David Crystal’s language memoir Just a Phrase I’m Going Through: My Life in Language (2009), he suggests a range of metaphors to describe language: a tool; an instrument; a mouthful of air; an art; a symphony; a game; a … Read More »

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The Schools White Paper: December 2010

The last few months have been a turbulent time for universities and many debates have been opened up about education. Students and lecturers have taken to the streets together to defend higher education and campaign against the rise in fees … Read More »

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Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice

The Journal of Applied Linguistcs was launched in 2004 to share research into language that was firmly rooted in ‘real world problems’. It encouraged an interdiscplinary approach to linguistics, but had a strong focus on research into language teaching and … Read More »

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Evolving English

I recently attended the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) 5th Annual Research Symposium for initial teacher education at the British Library. The symposium was linked with the free exhibition currently showing at the British Library (November 2010 … Read More »

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Networking with other European Colleagues

In November, I had the chance to network with European colleagues from 7 countries – Germany, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom – and learn about new ideas for an inclusive education. The event was hosted at King’s College … Read More »

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