Classroom Interaction at the Internationalised University

The British Association for Applied Linguistics will be holding a symposium in December. More details from organisers, Marion Heron & Doris Dippold, below and a flyer here:

We are delighted to announce an upcoming symposium entitled Classroom Interaction at the Internationalised University at the University of Surrey on Monday 10th December 2018 (10am-5pm).

Confirmed plenary speakers are Dr Jan Hardman, University of York, Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey, University of Warwick and Professor Steve Walsh, University of Newcastle.

The aim of this symposium is to draw together researchers and practitioners from the disciplines of academic development, higher education and applied linguistics to share expertise and create research networks in the area of classroom interaction. Interaction and classroom talk have long been acknowledged as vital for learning. However, in today’s international university, the multitude of varieties of English spoken by members of the classroom community has the potential to lead to misunderstandings and emotive reactions. Despite these insights, there is, as of yet, little focus on classroom interaction in higher education research.

The symposium will lead to significant advances in the understanding of HE classroom interaction, as well as establish robust links between the higher education discipline and applied linguistics. Further examination of classroom interaction in higher education contexts would also support teacher development activities. To this end, we invite proposals of 25 minutes which address any of the following three strands:

1) Classroom interaction in HE
2) Internationalisation of HE
3) Data-led reflection

Please send the completed proposal form to by 19th October 2018. In your proposal please include the following information:

Biodata (30 words):
Session title:
Session summary (250 words):

Presenters will be informed by 26th October 2018.

We look forward to seeing you on 10th December. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.