Elizabeth J Erling, recently appointed as Professor of ELT Research and Methodology at the University of Graz, has worked on several large-scale, teacher education projects, including TESS-India (http://www.tess-india.edu.in/) and English in Action in Bangladesh (https://www.eiabd.com/). These projects make use of ICTs to meet some of the challenges of providing teacher professional development and English language learning at scale. Her research explores the potential of (English) language learning for the promotion of social justice, empathy, and intercultural understanding. She has led a research project on the role and value of English language skills in the social and economic capital of returnee Bangladeshi migrants: English for economic development: A case study of migrant workers from Bangladesh, and edited a book on English across the Fracture Lines: the Contribution and Relevance of English to Security, Safety and Stability in the World (https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/english-across-fracture-lines).
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