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IALIC 2018: The ‘good’ interculturalist


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Critical Skills for Life and Work at IALIC 2018: The ‘good’ interculturalist CLSW members Sara Ganassin and Tony Young (Newcastle University) gave a talk on the linguistic and intercultural dimension of professional ‘success’ in the experiences of highly-skilled refugees in Europe at the annual IALIC conference (International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication) (http://ialic.international/conference-2018/) in

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CSLW Meeting in Graz


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Research teams from the Newcastle University (Tony Young, Sara Ganassin and Steve Walsh), Fryske Academy (Cor Van der Meer and Anna Fardau Schukking) and University of Graz (Sarah Mercer, Elizabeth Erling, Achilleas Kostoulas, Paige Baralija and Sonja Babic) met in Graz in Austria for a two-day meeting, 5th and 6th July, 2018 (Thursday and Friday).

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CSLW in New Zealand


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CLSW member Spencer Hazel teamed up with Danish colleague Dorte Lønsmann (Copenhagen Business School) to give a talk on Danish language class provision for refugees in Denmark at the Sociolinguistics Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand (27-30 June 2018). The talk, “Norms and accountability in a refugee classroom” looked at the educational programme Dansk på Arbejde (Danish at

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CSLW at Action Foundation


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Critical Skills for Life and Work at Action Foundation On April 12th Nicola Brooks (Action Foundation), Elaine Lopez and Sara Ganassin (Newcastle University) presented the project at the Action Language volunteer training morning. Over the next months, the team will collaborate with English language teachers at Action Foundation (Action Language) to co-create a set of

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CSLW at the 21st CultNET meeting


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Critical Skills for Life and Work at the 21st CultNET meeting On April 20th 2018, Sara Ganassin (Newcastle University) presented the international Critical Skills for Life and Work project at the annual CultNET meeting organised by the School of Education at Durham University. CultNET is an international network of researchers on intercultural education and communication, and language teaching

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CSLW at the FLUCHT – MIGRATION – ASYL. Symposium


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Critical Skills for Life and Work at the FLUCHT – MIGRATION – ASYL. Symposium On March 16th 2018, Paige Baralija (University of Graz) presented the international Critical Skills for Life and Work project at the FLUCHT – MIGRATION – ASYL Symposium organised by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Graz. The

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Mercator visits the Basque Parliament


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On March the 9th, Cor van der Meer and Joana Duarte from the Mercator European Research Centre for Multilingualism and Language Learning were invited by the Parliament of the Basque Country in Bilbao. Language in non-university education was discussed here, as well that Cor gave a presentation about the projects Mercator currently works on. Amongst

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CSLW Kick-off meeting


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The Critical Skills for Life and Work (CSLW) kick-off meeting took place in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 17th of November 2017.   The event was hosted by Newcastle University and attended by partners from Action Foundation, Universitaet Graz, and Fryske Akademy. The Consortium discussed milestones and aims of the project, finalised the management manual

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Success!


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We are extremely pleased to announce that the project Critical Skills for Life and Work has been awarded a grant from the EU -funded Erasmus+ programme. Please check back for details on this working partnership between the University of Graz (Austria), the Fryske Akademy (The Netherlands), Newcastle University (UK) and Action Foundation (UK)

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Project proposal submitted


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We are happy to announce that after a lot of work, and partners pulling together a very decent and extremely comprehensive funding application to the Erasmus+ programme, we have finally submitted the application for the project Critical Skills for Life and Work. Thank you everybody for all your efforts and hard work. Here’s to a

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