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BALEAP Professional Issues Meeting

Northumbria University

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Northumbria Language Centre is delighted to announce that we will be hosting the BALEAP PIM on the theme of ‘Integration’. We invite interested academics and teaching professionals to join us.

We are delighted to confirm that our plenary speaker for BALEAP PIM March 2020 will be:

Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey Centre for Applied Linguistics at University of Warwick

Presentation Title: Fostering Integration: Why is it important and how can we enhance it? 

Professor Spencer-Oatey has written extensively on integration and internationalisation, as well as intercultural communication and competencies.

For information on how to submit a paper for consideration to speak at the conference, please see the Call for Papers below. Information about registration will be announced at a later date:

Call for Papers 

BALEAP PIM March 28th 2020 @Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Integration: We’re all in this together?

‘Integration’ is an increasingly pressing issue in our discipline, as EAP practitioners are caught up in changes sweeping Higher Education, including mounting internationalisation and diversification of EAP providers, rapid technological advances and changes in our professional roles. By their very nature, the challenges surrounding ‘integration’ are not confined to the EAP community and progress is likely to be found in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches. Current trends towards ‘integration’ are also not without their controversies. We therefore hope that by exploring the issues inherent in achieving integrated practice that this one-day conference will contribute to the development of innovative responses to current concerns in our field and beyond.

We welcome papers in a variety of formats (20 minute presentations, poster presentations and 30-60 minute workshops) relating to the theme of ‘integration’, broadly defined, including, but not limited to, the following topics on the integration of:

  • Pre-sessional/foundation and in sessional
  • EAP and subject content
  • EAP staff and subject staff
  • International students and home students
  • Current practice and technological innovations
  • On-line/distance learning and face-to-face provision
  • In-house provision and partners
  • Student experience(s)/adapting to different teaching and learning styles
  • Differently abled staff and students
  • Testing and assessment
  • Feedback

The event will take place in our state-of-the art Business School from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday 28th March 2020.

Submit a proposal

Please submit your proposals using our Online Proposal Submission Form by Monday 10th January 2020.

Proposals should be no more than 250 words.

Contact us

If you have any event-related queries, please contact: baleap.pim@northumbria.ac.uk

Registration

Registration information will appear here shortly 

Programme 

The conference programme will be added in February 2020

Getting Here

The BALEAP PIM will be hosted in our state-of-the-art Newcastle Business School at our City Campus East building. 

View our City Campus map showing the location of Newcastle Business School (no.5) or use our interactive Google map of Northumbria University. For guidance on travelling to Newcastle and the University click here.

SATNAV postcode for City Campus East: NE2 1UY 

Travelling by public transport 

To plan your journey you can use the Traveline website for assistance. 

Car parking 

At weekends, the City Campus East car park, accessible from New Bridge Street, is available on a pay and display basis. However, at busy events and during the week, please be prepared to use one of the city’s car parks

Accommodation

We are working in partnership with NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau (NGI) as the official accommodation booking provider to bring you the best accommodation rates for the conference.

Online accommodation booking is now open.

Conference Meal

Delegates who wish to meet for a pre-conference drink and/or meal on Friday 27 March are asked to contact baleap.pim@northumbria.ac.uk to express your interest.

Delegates are also invited to a post-conference event at Stack Newcastle, a 10-minute walk from the conference venue and 10 minutes from Central Station. Food and drink are not provided, but there are a variety of vendors, bars and food-stalls catering for many tastes. 

For any queries, please contact: baleap.pim@northumbria.ac.uk

 

Event Details

Northumbria University
City Campus East 1
Business & Law Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 1UY


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