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SHINe Presentation 2017: Story – Tales From a Refugee Camp

Tales from a Refugee Camp: Story writing workshop in Alexandria, Greece The purpose of the trip was: To host creative writing workshops aimed at teaching refugees how to write their stories for publication. To  produce a documentary that would be a follow-up to the 2016 documentary, 722 TMX: Tales From a Refugee Camp.  To explore possible OIL projects with Aristotle University. You can find the Powerpoint presentation at the link below: SHINe Presentation 2017 - Story Read more [...]

A Review of 722 TMX Engineer Battalion by Alexandra Bondoc (BA International Relations)

REVIEW by ALEXANDRA BONDOC. 722 TMX Engineer Battalion: Screening and Q & A with Tim Kelly (UK Producer)  CISS (Cooperazione Internazionale Sud Sud), an NGO working on developing projects in the Third World, sponsored the event at the Casa della Cooperazione, a centre for migrants, in Palermo, Sicily. Several CISS speakers gave talks and the screening was the culminating event of the evening. In an era when the media is only preoccupied with presenting the negative effects of the Read more [...]

Research News from the School of Humanities Professors: December 2016

Professor Hilary Nesi presented at the International Workshop on Corpus Linguistics and L2 Teaching, held at Università degli Studi RomaTre in Rome, October 20-21 2016. This was designed primarily for teachers and researchers interested in the teaching of English and Chinese as foreign languages. Hilary presented alongside Professor Hongyin Tao from the University of California, Los Angeles, and Professors Adriano Ferraresi and Silvia Bernardini from the University of Bologna (in the photograph Read more [...]

Unlocking Human Trafficking and Smuggling Networks Between Libya and Italy

Dr Rino Coluccello has co-authored ‘Unlocking human trafficking and smuggling networks between Libya and Italy’, with  Carlo Amenta, Rino Coluccello, Paolo Di Betta and Gery Ferrara for an edited book (in Italian) titled Emergenza Libia,  edited by Francesco Semprini, and published by Rubbettino Editori. The book was disseminated through the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will be distributed throughout Italy both in paper format and as an e-book. The collection of essays Read more [...]

ELT (English Language Teaching) British Council Research Project

B-MELTT (BLENDING MOOCS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER TRAINING) ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING BRITISH COUNCIL RESEARCH PROJECT The British Council ELTRA (ELT Research Awards) project consists of a joint staff-student action-research project in its third iteration cycle. In its first two cycles the Futurelearn MOOC on Language Learning and Teaching designed by the University of Southampton in collaboration with the British Council was embedded into the teaching, learning and assessment of the mandatory Read more [...]

Discovery-based Vocabulary Learning: Comparing English Learners from China and Finland

Simon Smith PhD, FHEA Senior Lecturer, Academic English simon.smith@coventry.ac.uk Discovery-based Vocabulary Learning: Comparing English Learners from China and Finland Abstract International students of Business or Finance, according to many subject tutors, often have a good command of general English vocabulary, but are often stumped by the specialist terminology of their field. The traditional approach to teaching this terminology has been through the use of wordlists, such as the Read more [...]