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Centre for Global Englishes

Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grant - Participant application and open call ASEAN ELF and ELT Event

Date:
21 July 2017
Venue:
Details in the application form.

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Will Baker at w.baker@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

The research workshop aims to explore alternative perspectives to understanding English based on Global Englishes and English as a lingua franca research and the implications this has for language policy and classroom practices. The workshop will allow established scholars and early career researchers from Thailand and the UK to discuss work in this area and consider more sustainable (economically and socially), locally relevant approaches to language ideology, language policy, and language teaching, with the aim of bringing about long-term changes in Thai education. The workshop will bring together a team (Dr Will Baker, Prof Jennifer Jenkins & Dr Julia Hüttner) with international expertise in English as a lingua franca and English language teaching from the Centre for Global Englishes at the University of Southampton and a team with a wealth of local expertise from Kasetsart University, Thailand, led by Dr Navaporn Snodin. This is scheduled to take place over 4 days in January 2018 in Bangkok.

English as an ASEAN lingua franca: Implications for language and education policy and practice

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and Thailand Research Fund will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Dusit Thani Bangkok on 8-11 January 2018. The workshop is being coordinated by Professor Jennifer Jenkins and Assistant Professor Dr Navaporn Snodin, and will have contributions from other leading researchers—Associate Professor Dr Will Baker, Assistant Professor Dr Montri Tangpijaikul, Associate Professor Dr Julia Hüttner, and Dr Sanooch Segkhoonthod Nathalang. We are now inviting Early Career Researchers, i.e. those within ten years of the award of a PhD (being awarded a PhD after December 2007), based at UK or Thailand Higher Education Institutions to apply to attend this workshop. Travel, subsistence and accommodation expenses up to a maximum of 1,000 GBP (for UK participants) and 5,000 Thai baht (for non-Bangkok-based Thai attendees) can be reimbursed. The application form, with more details on the initiative, can be found here and should be sent to w.baker@soton.ac.uk (for UK applicants) and to navaporn.s@ku.ac.th (for Thai applicants) before the deadline of 15 October 2017.

 

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