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Janet Watson and James Dickins were involved in co-organising a set of poetry workshops held with members of the Yemeni community in Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham and Sheffield. The team selected known Yemeni poets from the diasporic communities to produce poems based on the workshops. Their poems were then included in poemfilms produced by the filmmaker, and translated…
With our great pleasure, we would like to inform you that the new issue for the Language Scholar journal has been just published and ready to read from the link below. https://languagescholar.leeds.ac.uk/ This is another special issue after we published Issue 6 on Arabic language teaching in May, and the current issue showcases the work…
Natalia V. Parker, a second year PhD student from LCS, has just had her first textbook published by Routledge. Russian in Plain English: A Very Basic Russian Starter for Complete Beginners This is not a traditional course book. It is based on the principles of Spiral Curriculum, introduced by cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner, and is…
The Anglo-Omani Society have kindly agreed that IASA members can register to attend their AOS Online Lecture given by Janet Watson on the 16th of July. You are invited to a Zoom Webinar by the Anglo-Omani Society.  When: 16th July 2020, 9 PM Muscat / 6 PM London Topic: Beauty in Diversity: Language, Culture and Nature in Southern Arabia For more information or…
Dear colleagues, It is with great pleasure to share with you the most recent issue of our Leeds Language Scholar Journal dedicated to Arabic language teaching. https://languagescholar.leeds.ac.uk/ The issue has six papers contributed by national and international academics in the field of Arabic linguistics and teaching. Some of the topics are relevant to the teaching…
Janet Watson held a series of online workshops on Language and Nature in Southern Arabia through Zoom. The first workshop ran on 23rd March 2020 from 1pm-4pm, the second on 31st March from 12pm-3pm, third on 7th April from 2pm GMT, the fourth on 14th April from 12pm GMT, and the fifth on 21st April…
One of our LCS White Rose award PhD students, Natalia Parker, (supervised by James Wislon and Clare Wright) is to be a published language textbook author with Routledge: The book is due to be released at the end of May. https://www.routledge.com/Russian-in-Plain-English-A-Very-Basic-Russian-Starter-for-Complete-Beginners/Parker/p/book/9780367415402
An illuminating series of articles on the why and how of pedagogical linguistics is freely accessible from the Journal of Languages,  Society and Policy.  Some of the topics addressed include: What does it mean to introduce language analysis in education? Why it is important to teach about grammar and how Englicious can support teachers who…