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English Language Teaching Today

A recently published book edited by Willy A. Renandya and Handoyo Puji Widodo features several chapters by staff from the School – John Macalister, Jonathan Newton, and Anna Siyanova (who recently received an Early...

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Anyone for a cup of tea?

Without a doubt, human language is original and highly creative. There seem to be almost no limits to the many and varied ways in which we can express ourselves. However, while we certainly can...

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Our new Professor

It was great news to learn recently that Paul Warren will be promoted to Professor of Linguistics from 1 January 2017. This is very welcome recognition of the leadership Paul shows in his discipline...

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Welcoming Jack Richards

We’re delighted to welcome Professor Jack C. Richards as an adjunct professor to the School. The appointment was marked last Friday when Jack delivered a talk on teachers’ linguistic proficiency to a packed lecture...

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Conference in Vietnam

Promoting Effective Change in the Language Classroom was the theme of a successful conference the School recently co-hosted in Vietnam, along with the Ho Chi Minh University of Education. The conference brought together English...

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In memory of Graeme Kennedy

Colleagues, family members, friends and former students gathered on Sunday, 21 August at Greendale Reserve, Otaihanga, to plant 60 native trees in honour of Graeme Kennedy, who passed away in May this year. Kua hinga...

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Promoting NZ Sign Language

Some great news! The Deaf Studies Research Unit has been granted funding in the first round of awards from the NZSL Fund to develop a free online suite of interactive exercises for NZSL learners. Read about...

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“it’s just kinda language”

That was Cabinet minister Paula Bennett about half-way through an interview with RadioNZ journalist John Campbell last night. She was being pressed about a dividend to be paid – or not – to the...

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A Career in English Language Teaching

Read below about two recent graduates who share their experience of making a career in TESOL. If you are interested in a TESOL career opportunity, check the LALS departmental website for more information about our undergraduate and graduate TESOL programmes.  ...

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Uptalk

Uptalk – the use of rising intonation that appears to make statements sound like questions – has been referred to in media reports as an ‘irritating verbal tic’ or a ‘real credibility killer’. It...

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Symposium talks online

Here’s something to listen to over the morning coffee. A symposium on Intergenerational Transmission of Minority Languages was held at the University of Canterbury in December, and the organisers made great use of technology. As a...

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Janet Holmes honoured

We were delighted to discover in the New Year’s Honours list that Professor Emerita Janet Holmes had been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to linguistics. Anyone familiar...