University of Leeds, July 15, 2011
Research into adult ESOL extends beyond classroom walls. Running through contemporary ESOL research is an exploration not just of what happens in classrooms, but also of the social worlds of ESOL students, whether settled or recently settled migrants, refugees or asylum seekers. This research problematizes the relationship between the inside and the outside: how does the outside impinge on the classroom and learning lives of adult migrants? How is the ‘outside’ brought ‘in’? This inside/outside theme is evident in the content of this workshop. The sessions cover an examination of theoretical approaches towards researching discourses and practices in Adult ESOL, and of methodological and analytical techniques for the investigation of spoken, written and online discourse both from ESOL classrooms and from out-of-class contexts.
Session 1: Investigating spoken discourse: Insights from job interviews and ESOL classrooms (Celia Roberts, Kings College, Univ. of London)
Session 2: Narrative research and ESOL (Mike Baynham and Michael Hepworth, Univ. of Leeds)
Session 3 (Concurrent sessions): Researching virtual space (James Simpson, Univ. of Leeds and Stephen Woulds, Leeds City College)/ESOL and Citizenship (Melanie Cooke, Kings College, Univ. of London)
Session 4: Linguistic ethnography: Researching adult migrants’ lives (John Callaghan, Univ. of Leeds)
Session 5: Panel discussion
The sessions are hands-on workshops. Data extracts and preparation activities will be circulated before the event.
To participate in the workshop, please complete the attached registration form and return to Louise Williams at [log in to unmask] or Louise Williams, General Office, School of Education, Hillary Place, Leeds, LS2 9JT, West Yorkshire. Tel: 0113 343 4569 Fax: 0113 343 4541
A small number of fees bursaries are available. To apply, please complete the attached application form and return to Louise Williams.