TESOL & Language Education seminars at Queen’s University Belfast (2018/19)

Something for your diaries! I am pleased to announce the following as just some of the TESOL & Language Education seminars to be held at Queen’s University Belfast in the coming months. Each of these seminars will also be promoted on the QUB School of SSESW webpages but here they are presented all together:

Language learning in online contexts: strategies, challenges and opportunities
Thursday 17th January 2019, Room TR6, The Graduate School, 4:30-6pm

Paper 1
Facilitating Learning in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Challenges of Scale and Openness for Educators
Fereshte Goshtasbpour (Coordinator of MA TESOL & Applied Linguistics coordinator (distance route), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Paper 2
‘Self-study’ and other learning strategies in an online environment
Mohammed Alyamani (doctoral student, Queen’s University Belfast)
See link for more details:


New approaches in Intercultural Foreign Language Teaching
Thursday 21st February 2019, Room TR6, The Graduate School, 4:30-6pm

Dr Shuoqian Qin (Lecturer & Director of English Department, Qingdao University, P.R. China)


Mobility and language education: challenges for theory and practice
Thursday 28th March 2019, Room TR6, The Graduate School, 4:30-6pm

Paper 1
Mobility and English language education: How does mobility in study abroad settings produce new conceptualisations of English for language learners?
Dr Khawla Badwan (Senior Lecturer in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Paper 2
Student Mobility and Interculturality in Higher Education – Perspectives from The Language Centre at Queen’s University Belfast
Dr Liang Wang (The Language Centre, Queen’s University Belfast)


New approaches to Adult Migrant Language Education
Thursday 23rd May 2019, Room TR6, The Graduate School, 3:30-5pm

Paper 1:
Navigating immigration law in a “hostile environment” – Implications for Adult Migrant Language Education
Dr James Simpson (Senior Lecturer in Language Education, University of Leeds, UK)

Paper 2:
Provincialising language: Creative arts approaches to communication in contexts of mobility
Dr Jessica Bradley (Lecturer, Leeds Trinity University, UK)

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