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Overcoming Barriers to University Education in South Africa

Highlights from workshops held in South Africa to engage university lecturers and managers in discussions about translanguaging as pedagogy in higher education in South Africa, and the role of South Africa’s official languages in university classrooms.

Researching Translanguaging Summer School 

A summer school, 'Researching Translanguaging', was hosted at University of Birmingham by MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, the TLANG project, and the collaborative (University of Birmingham / University of Cape Town) research project, 'Overcoming Barriers to University Education in South Africa'. Scholars from all over the world attended, including 14 from South Africa. 

Dr James Simpson discusses 'Multilingualism' on the Drive Time Show on Voice of Islam on 2 October 2017

Women and Theatre

The TLANG team collaborated with a creative company, ‘Women and Theatre’, who produced an original piece of theatre in response to their engagement with the research project. The show was performed 22 times in four cities, to enthusiastic and appreciative audiences. 

Dr James Simpson discusses 'Multilingualism' on the Drive Time Show on Voice of Islam on 13 July 2017

Tlang Summer School Lecture: Translanguaging as a Practical theory of Language with Professor Li Wei 

Resurgence of Exclusionary Discourses and Ideologies in the U.S. and U.K: Implications for Professional Responsibility

 Changing Lives



Network Assembly May 2016

Professor Adrian Blackledge reads 'Bull Ring Meat Market'

Teamwork in the City


Joe Ng is a volleyball coach, who is also a businessman. Here, he talks about communicating with volleyball players from different global origins.

Translanguaging in the Contact Zone: Language Use in Superdiverse Urban Areas

James Simpson at the 11th Language and Development Conference in Delhi, November 2015

Linguistic Diversity in India

Indian TV

James Simpson on Indian national TV on the NDTV panel discussion show, Mindspace, with Osama Manzar, Ajit Mohandy and Alison Barrett, November 2015

On heritage speakers as native speakers: description, identity, ideology

Podcast

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'Welcome' in Utopia


The Leeds TLANG team are working on an AHRC-funded Connected Communities project with local arts organisation Faceless Arts investigating the role of 'welcome' in utopia for the Utopias 2016 Festival.https://welcomeutopia2016.wordpress.com/

Linguistic superdiversity as a “new” theoretical framework in applied linguistics: panacea or nostrum?

Podcast

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The Library of Birmingham

Research conducted by the Birmingham team at the Library of Birmingham.

Community in Education Conference

Professor Li Wei speaks at the London Metropolitan University.

Translanguaging in a Globalised World

Professor Angela Creese discusses Translanguaging in this Open University podcast.

Voices of the Bullring Markets 

This video released by the team working at the University of Birmingham provides an introduction to the superdiverse nature of the Bullring markets.

Ode to the Library of Birmingham

Rachel Hu and Professor Adrian Blackledge conducted detailed ethnographic research in the Library of Birmingham for four months.

In his role as Birmingham Poet Laureate Adrian wrote a poem which celebrates the library as a space of cultural knowledge, learning, and engagement for everyone in the city. BBC Midlands Today filmed Adrian reading the poem outside the library.

Beyond the Multilingual Moment: Perspectives on Competence in Language Teaching and Learning

Professor Angela Creese speaks at the 2013 Nessa Wolfson Colloquium

Rethinking Communicative Competence in Superdiversity

Part 1 of Professor Angela Creese's presentation at the NALDIC Seminar held at King's College, London University, July 13 2013.

Rethinking Communicative Competence in Superdiversity

Professor Angela Creese presents Part 2 of her NALDIC Seminar in July 2013

Rethinking Communicative Competence in Superdiversity

Professor Angela Creese presents Part 3 of her NALDIC Seminar in July 2013

Rethinking Communicative Competence in Superdiversity

Professor Angela Creese presents Part 4 of her NALDIC Seminar in July 2013