TSL Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk | Dr. Harper Staples Oct. 22

You are cordially invited to attend the TSL Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk by Dr. Harper Staples on Mapping and analyzing multilingual student identities in the European context: outcomes and implications for learner engagement and wellbeing at noon on Friday October 22, 2021 (China Standard Time).

Location: CC 1095. Zoom link will be sent to remote participants. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the talk! Snacks and bubble tea provided.

RSVP by 5 pm China Standard Time Thursday October 21 :

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TSL Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk | The Multi-Sensory Star Culture in the Late Qing and Early Republican Periods: A Case Study of the Snuff Bottles Featuring Tan Xinpei’s (1847–1971) Image

You are cordially invited to attend the first Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk in the fall semester by JI Wenting on The Multi-Sensory Star Culture in the Late Qing and Early Republican Periods: A Case Study of the Snuff Bottles Featuring Tan Xinpei’s (1847–1971) Image at noon on Friday September 17th, 2021 (China Standard Time).

Please RSVP by 5 pm China Standard Time Thursday September 16th :
https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78OuzhyLIJ0vo3k

Location: CC 1095. Zoom link will be sent to remote participants. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the talk! Snacks and bubble tea provided—please be sure to RSVP.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The TSL brown bag lunch research talk is open to all members of the DKU community and beyond who are interested in engaging in a conversation about research projects, either a published work or a work-in-progress, broadly related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication.

If you are interested in participating either as a speaker or as audience, please fill out this survey with your availability and the potential topic/work you’d be interested in discussing: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bj9cfFmbMBwF80Z.

Third Space Lab – Guest Speaker Series – Michael Byram – Why intercultural (critical) competence in languaculture teaching?


Dear all,

You are cordially invited to the guest lecture of the Third Space Lab by Professor Emeritus Michael Byram (Durham University, UK). We hope you will join us!
Please RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41OmjcdHRmWRALs 

Date: April 30th, 2021

Time: 7 pm (China time) / 7 am (EST) / 12 pm (UK time)

Zoom Meeting ID:  985 9099 3775

Why intercultural (critical) competence in languaculture teaching?

I will begin with a personal answer to my title question, and describe my professional journey from studying languages to teaching and researching intercultural citizenship in language teaching, and across the curriculum.

I will then argue for the educational values of teaching for intercultural communicative competence and intercultural citizenship, using both an example and an educational perspective. The example will demonstrate that language teaching and intercultural competence teaching are inter-related and mutually supportive: language learning is improved by teaching for intercultural citizenship.

My position has however implications for teachers which cannot be ignored. There are ethical issues to consider and challenges to professional identities, and I will raise these for discussion.

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Michael Byram is Professor Emeritus at Durham University (UK) and Research Professor at Sofia University, Bulgaria. He studied Modern and Medieval Languages at King’s College, Cambridge, including a PhD in Danish literature, and then taught French and German in secondary and adult education. He then moved to Durham University, where he was involved in teacher training and research on languages and education. His books include Minority Education and Ethnic Survival (1986) and Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence – Revisited (2021). He was Adviser to the Council of Europe Language Policy Division and a member of the working group which produced the Council of Europe’s Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture.

To think about in advance:

When people ask me “What do the English think about…. (e.g. global warming or capital punishment or Donald Trump etc etc.)”, they think that, because I am English, I can tell them. Yet I hesitate and try to avoid answering. If they ask me if ‘he goed to London yesterday’ is correct, because I am English, I don’t hesitate; I know the answer. Is it possible to know about ‘English culture’ – or any other? Instead of ‘English’ put your own word and ask yourself how you would answer.

How important is it to teach/learn knowledge? Which knowledge?  How important to teach/learn skills? Which skills? How important to teach/learn attitudes? Which attitudes?

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Third Space Lab BrownBag Lunch Research Talks | Approaches to Second Language Writing Across Contexts: Problems and Implications

Third Space lab (TSL) invites you to attend the upcoming Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk by Dr. Tyler Carter (Language and Culture Center) on Approaches to Second Language Writing Across Contexts: Problems and Implications at noon on Friday April 16th, 2021 (China Standard Time).

Abstract: Second Language Writing (SLW) instruction includes a wide range of approaches, some complimentary, some at odds. From Process-genre to Academic Literacies, to EAP, to WAC/WID, when used widely across varied national and institutional contexts these approaches may take on lives of their own, accelerating subdisciplinarization and knowledge compartmentalization. This work-in-progress presentation considers Sino-joint venture universities and the wider context of Writing and Language Studies in a discussion of how these approaches relate to one another and the implication of these relationships for teachers and scholars.

Please RSVP by 5 pm China Standard Time Thursday April 15th :
https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6zfTuxrqVMARmAu

Location: CC 1095. Zoom link will be sent to remote participant. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the inspiring conversation! Snacks and bubble tea provided—please be sure to RSVP.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The TSL brown bag lunch research talk is open to all members of the DKU community who are interested in engaging in a conversation about research projects, either a published work or a work-in-progress, broadly related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication.

If you are interested in participating either as a speaker or as audience, please fill out this survey with your availability and the potential topic/work you’d be interested in discussing: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bj9cfFmbMBwF80Z. Student speakers are welcome but are encouraged to consult the TSL co-directors first. We will arrange in-person and hybrid sessions. Contact Thirdspacelab@dukekunshan.edu.cn or Dr. Zhang Xin (xz261@duke.edu) for inquires.

Third Space Lab – Guest Speaker Series – Adrian Holliday on Third Space Methodology

Dear all,

You are cordially invited to the guest lecture of the Third Space Lab by Dr. Adrian Holliday (Canterbury Christ Church University). We hope you will join us!
Please RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbs44bUulnr63NY

Date: April 9th, 2021

Time: 5 pm (China time)/5 am (EST)/10 am (UK time)

Zoom Meeting ID: 936 1008 0413

Third-space methodology: Finding deCentred threads in small culture formation on the go

The biggest barrier to intercultural travel is its framing as between large, national or civilisational ‘cultures’. This framing falsely claims, for example, that (a) Western and Eastern people are essentially different to each other because their behaviour and values are determined by these separate large ‘cultures’, and that (b) learning a second language requires the native-speakerist activity of learning a second large ‘culture’. This large-culture approach originates from a racist, structural-function­al­­ist, Orientalist, Centre, Western grand narrative that falsely separates the world into superior individualist and inferior collectivist ‘cultures’. It therefore creates essentialist blocks that pull us apart.
Intercultural travel instead requires deCentred threads. This is not learning the ‘other culture’. Although we are brought up differently in our national systems, with different histories, practices and architectures, we share everyday, common, hybrid, underlying, intercultural experience ‘on the go’ such as going to school for the first time, visiting friends’ families, and joining new work and leisure groups. This existing underlying intercultural competence needs to be recalled as the best resource for engaging with more distant intercultural realities. However, ‘us’-‘them’ prejudice is everywhere and makes us vulnerable to blocking large-culture grand narratives. Third-space methodology is the hard and uncomfortable, intersubjective work of rooting out and putting aside prejudice in a new, deCentred, decolonising, thinking-as-usual. We can then see culture as creative, flowing, changing, hybrid, boundary dissolving and figurative, rather than confining and separating.

About the speaker

Adrian Holliday is a professor of applied linguistics and intercultural education at Canterbury Christ Church University. After completing his Bachelor’s in sociology in 1971 and beginning his career as a teacher of English, History, Economics and Sociology in London, he embarked on a six-year international experience as an English teacher and then English program manager in Iran, from 1973 to 1979. After returning to the UK and completing a masters degree at Lancaster University, from 1980-1985, he was involved in setting up the English for Special Purposes Centre at Damascus University in Syria. This is now the successful Higher Languages Institute. Then, in 1985-1990, Professor Holliday was involved in a national university curriculum project in Egypt which comprised 18 universities across the country. The experiences during this project provided him material for his Ph.D. at Lancaster University, which he received in 1990. He headed the Graduate School at Canterbury Christ Church University from 2002-2017, providing academic management for research degrees, and was a program director for the Ph.D.s in Applied Linguistics and in Education. He also chaired the  British Association of TESOL Qualifying Institutions and helped set up the British Institute of English Language Teaching. Throughout his career, he has been developing his thinking and writing around the relationship between the individual, culture and social structures. His long-standing relationship with Iran and the Middle East has provided him with an awareness of the global politics which surround these relationships.

This event will be recorded and posted on the Third Space Lab’s Sakai site for all to view.

Third Space Lab Guest Speaker Series Report | Whose Karate? Language and Cultural Learning in a Multilingual Karate Club in London

By Sihan Wang

Class of 2023

The third talk of the Third Space Lab Guest Speaker Series happened on the eve of Lantern Festival in China. We had the great honor to invite Dr. Zhu Hua, Chair of Educational Linguistics in School of Education from University Birmingham and the director of MOSAIC Group for Research in Multilingualism. In tune with the concept of Third Space, Dr. Zhu introduced the key theoretical notion developed by Kramsch in 2009, where she brought forward the “third culture” created through cultural translation from the language users’ point of view, playing an important role in language teaching and learning. This translation, different from its literal meanings, illustrates “a way of thinking how languages, people, and cultures are transformed as they move between different places”. Consequently, culture translations bring values and practices that have evolved in one specific community to another and expect adaptation, appropriation and changes. Continue reading “Third Space Lab Guest Speaker Series Report | Whose Karate? Language and Cultural Learning in a Multilingual Karate Club in London”

Third Space Lab Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk: A Conversation About Independent Language Learning

Third Space lab (TSL) invites you to attend the upcoming Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk by Dr. Don Snow (Language and Culture Center) on A Conversation About Independent Language Learning at noon on Friday March 5, 2021 (China Standard Time).

Abstract: You are invited to a conversation about independent language learning! Don will kick things off by briefly sharing some thoughts, hopes and dreams about how we might further promote independent language learning at DKU; he will also talk a little about the current state of the How Do You Learn A Language? book project. (Amidst this all, theory will make occasional cameo appearances, but mainly the focus will be on what we might actually try to do.) Don’s ruminations will be followed by a free-wheeling and stimulating discussion involving anyone who has ideas to share and/or questions to ask.

Please RSVP by 5 pm China Standard Time Thursday March 4 :
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Location: CC 1095. Zoom link will be sent to remote participant. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the inspiring conversation! Light snacks and bubble tea provided—please be sure to RSVP.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The TSL brown bag lunch research talk is open to all members of the DKU community who are interested in discussing and engaging in a conversation about research projects, either a published work or a work-in-progress, broadly related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication.

If you are interested in participating either as a speaker or as audience, please fill out this survey with your availability and potential topics/work you’d be interested in discussing: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bj9cfFmbMBwF80Z. Students speakers are welcome but are encouraged to consult the TSL co-directors first. We will arrange in-person and hybrid sessions depending on the responses. Contact Thirdspacelab@dukekunshan.edu.cn or Dr. Zhang Xin (xz261@duke.edu) for inquires.

Whose Karate? Language and Cultural Learning in a Multilingual Karate Club in London

Date: Feb.26, 2021

Time: 8 pm (China time)/7 am (EST)/12pm (UK time)

Zoom Meeting ID: 988 6817 2079

This talk aims to explore language learning as a process of cultural translation and translanguaging. The empirical base of the argument draws upon a sociolinguistic ethnography of translanguaging practices in a karate club in east London, UK.  Through examining whose karate and how cultural traditions, values and practices are translated and why, I broaden the concept of language and regard it as a multifaceted sense- and meaning-making resource and explore the theoretical implications of taking language teaching and learning as a process of cultural translation.

About the speaker

Zhu Hua is Chair of Educational Linguistics in School of Education, University of Birmingham and Director of MOSAIC Group for Research in Multilingualism. She is Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences, the UK. Her main research interests span across multilingual and intercultural communication and child language. Among her recent publications are Exploring Intercultural Communication: Language in Action (2019 Routledge, 2nd edition), Crossing Boundaries and Weaving Intercultural Work, Life, and Scholarship in Globalizing Universities (2016, Routledge, with Adam Komisarof) and Research Methods in Intercultural Communication (2016, Blackwell). She is book series co-editor for Routledge Studies in Language and Intercultural Communication, Cambridge Key Topics in Applied Linguistics and Cambridge Elements in Applied Linguistics.

Please RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cUPkFcuxEbTXsoe.

This event will be recorded and posted on the Third Space Lab’s Sakai site for all to view.

Third Space Lab Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk: Languages, Cultures and Intercultural Communication

Third Space lab (TSL) invites you to attend the third brown bag lunch research talk by Dr. Christopher Van Velzer (Global Education) on Beyond Global Rhetoric: What (and Where) is Global Learning in Praxis? at 1:30pm on Friday Dec.11, 2020 (China Standard Time)

Please RSVP by 5 pm China Standard Time Thursday Dec. 10 :
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Location: CC 1095. Zoom link will be sent to remote participant. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the inspiring conversation! Light snacks and bubble tea provided—please be sure to RSVP.

The TSL brown bag lunch research talk is open to all members of the DKU community who are interested in discussing and engaging in a conversation about research projects, either a published work or a work-in-progress, broadly related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication.

If you are interested in participating either as a speaker or as audience, please fill out this survey with your availability and potential topics/work you’d be interested in discussing: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bj9cfFmbMBwF80Z. Students speakers are welcome but are encouraged to consult the TSL co-directors first. We will arrange in-person and hybrid sessions depending on the responses. Contact Thirdspacelab@dukekunshan.edu.cn or Dr. Zhang Xin (xz261@duke.edu) for inquires.

Third Space Lab Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk on Languages, Cultures and Intercultural Communication #2

Third Space lab (TSL) invites you to attend the second brown bag lunch research talk by Dr. Chen Mengtian (Language and Culture Center) on Reflective teaching through online Chinese as a Second Language courses during Covid-19: Experiences of beginning teachers at universities in China at noon on Friday Nov. 20th, 2020 (China Standard Time)

Please RSVP by 5 pm China Standard Time Thursday Nov. 19:

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Location: CC 1095. Zoom link will be sent to remote participants. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the inspiring conversation! Light snacks and bubble tea provided—please be sure to RSVP.

The TSL brown bag lunch research talk is open to all members of the DKU community who are interested in discussing and engaging in a conversation about research projects, either a work-in-progress or a recent publication, broadly related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication.

If you are interested in participating either as a speaker or as audience, please fill out this survey with your availability and potential topics/work you’d be interested in discussing: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bj9cfFmbMBwF80Z.

Student speakers are welcome but are encouraged to consult the TSL co-directors first. We will arrange in-person and hybrid sessions depending on the responses. Contact Thirdspacelab@dukekunshan.edu.cn or Dr. Zhang Xin (xz261@duke.edu) for inquiries.