I enjoyed delivering two papers at this year’s SRHE conference at Celtic Manor in Newport (Wales), the first of which was on my research of student assignment writing and the second on the Academics’ Writing project. The Prezi for the first one is here (unable to embed in […]
As a kind of follow up to the code-switching work, I have written this brief piece on Language Policy and Planning in Pakistan. When Mohammed Ali Jinnah (the founder of Pakistan and its first Governor-General) declared Urdu as the national language of Pakistan, only 7.5% of the people […]
When it comes to defining a second-language learner’s proficiency, what options are there? Most of what is available is time consuming and expensive. However, the DIALANG project has developed a Web-based instrument that allows learners to assess their proficiency in, particularly EU, languages. The method is entirely ‘self-assessment’ […]
An investigation by John Stossel entitled “Stupid in America” highlighting some of the flaws with the education system in the United States. Do you think UK schools are following suit?