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Raise your glass!

Throughout our final year, every Tuesday, we have been inspired to make a change. Whether that be for the environment, for our peers or for ourselves; we’ve not just been asked but we’ve been persuaded to make a change towards … Continue reading

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In the press…

Rewind back to November 2016, and you may recall seeing glistening lights along the Cheltenham Promenade and a hint of mulled wine in the air. Christmas was approaching. For many this is an exciting time, the prospect of being home … Continue reading

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Graduation Day

The Class of 2016 English Language and Linguistics students graduated on the 24th of November at the Cheltenham Racecourse. Despite the cold, everyone was very excited to be there. Hats flew into the air, and people caught up with each … Continue reading

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Weather-world

Arran Stibbe has published a teaching ‘story’, Living in the Weather-World: reconnection as a path to sustainability, as part of a European Union funded Erasmus+ programme. The story uses ecolinguistics, ecocriticism, photography and embodied experience to encourage students to reconnect … Continue reading

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It’s Great to Debate!

I was really proud of the third years last week, as they discussed the issues surrounding English as a Global Language (from a social, historical and political context), in their World Englishes lecture. Team A put forward the argument suggesting English as … Continue reading

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EU project in Slovenia

I am back from a research visit to Slovenia as part of a European Union funded project in Environmental Education. The project gives me a chance to apply ecolinguistics to practical teacher training, with the aim of incorporating critical language … Continue reading

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Communication for Leadership

It’s week 5 already, and I have had the privilege of sitting in on Communication for Leadership with the 3rd year students this morning, while Arran talks about Ecolinguistics in Slovenia. I have listened to many dynamic speeches (visual presentations … Continue reading

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