Staying alive. Comp Diary week one

This summer I am writing my comprehensive exams. In our department, doctoral students have 3-4 months to complete either one comprehensive paper on theoretical framework, three related papers on theory, method and context of research, or one research portfolio that could include, for example, a published article. Most often referred to as comps these exams not only measure student's ability to … Continue reading Staying alive. Comp Diary week one

Make the best out of your 20 minutes conference slot

This month alone I attended five conferences, some were small (50 people) some large (god knows, lost count). So here are my suggestions how to improve your presentations. Balance your slides. Use them as support, but do not just read everything you wrote on them. True story, when someone reads a written text to me … Continue reading Make the best out of your 20 minutes conference slot

Conferences: BC TEAL on exchange programs for teachers of English

Last summer I went back to Saint Petersburg to conduct a study with my former colleagues -- Russian teachers of English as a foreign language -- on  effects of exchange programs on their professional life back in Russia. Having participated in such programs myself, I often think about the role they played in my life, … Continue reading Conferences: BC TEAL on exchange programs for teachers of English

Department of Language and Literacy education is hosting a bi-annual Grad.Student Conference

What's next for research in language and literacy? We have some ideas, so why not join us at LLED GradStudent conference that is happening this weekend, May 16th? We have 25 presenters, 4 panels and two amazing key note speakers. My presentation is on Ethical Cross-Language Research: Translation, Transcription, Trustworthiness? In this presentation I explore … Continue reading Department of Language and Literacy education is hosting a bi-annual Grad.Student Conference