Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova offers insight into English language learning in Russia. She explores which of the three barriers on the way to international communication is the most difficult to break down and explains how this can be done.
Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova gives an insight into the dangers created by language and culture in the fields of native and foreign language acquisition and translation.
Professor Frank S. Ravitch of Michigan State University College of Law interviews Dr Brian Daizen Victoria, Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies on his journey from conscientious objector objector to Buddhist Priest.
In his Conference Chair Address at The European Conference on Education 2016, held in Brighton, UK June 29 to July 3, 2016, Professor Brian Hudson reflects on the conference theme of “Education and Social Justice: Democratising Education”.
Dr. Brian A. Victoria explores the nature of the relationship between religion and war, and the implications of it on our “shared humanity”.
Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova examines the traditions and innovations of English Language Teaching (ELT) in Russia, and gives a short history of its development in the country.
Dr. George D. Chryssides looks at the nature of power in religious communities, with particular reference to new religious movements, or “cults”, and how this power is used by leaders.
America has long been taken up with the issue of cultural identity, and its literary authorship has been no less engaged. Who gets to say what writing best speaks for the culture? A. Robert Lee examines the formation of the American literary canon.
Professor Myles Chilton reflects in what is at stake in transgressing disciplinary limits in English language teaching. What are the limits? Who sets these limits? What is the value of incorporating English literature study into the study of English language?
Professor Bill Ashcroft uses two very different examples of Indigenous art to look at how art and literature can have the capacity to speak to power by speaking beyond it in the context of twentieth-century conflict.
Professor J.A.A Stockwin looks at Japan’s development under the Abe Government, including the political system, the ‘Peace Constitution’, human rights and foreign policy.
Language learning experts Professor Marjo Mitsutomi and Dr. Minna Kirjavainen present their research on the process of first and second language acquisition, and their findings in the difference in written and spoken self-expression abilities.
Dr Thomas Simons on why climate change problems are no more or no less amenable to solution than pollution problems are – they both require nothing less than the mobilisation of the political will needed to solve them.