Intercultural Business Communication (IBC) PMI2 project overview – key note speaker for the international conference on Intercultural Communication and Business Engagement with China and the World, held at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Better Intercultural Communication for Business Sustainability and Success – conference organiser, key-note speaker and workshop facilitator for International seminar/workshop on Intercultural Communication and Business Engagement with China and the World, held at De Montfort University, UK.
Developing Key Competencies through ELT materials - Invited key-note speaker for the 4th English Language Teaching Research Symposium, Beijing, by the British Council and People’s Education Press. http://www.britishcouncil.org/china-education-english-symposium-8.htm
Invited convener for Clinical Linguistics Colloquium of the BAAL annual conference, Bristol.
Developing a Chinese LARSP in Malaysia, invited presentation for the Clinical Linguistics Colloquium – Research and Teaching Practices of Clinical Linguistics in the East and West, BAAL, Bristol.
Chinese values and beliefs in early and later learning – a metaphor analysis; invited presentation for the 14th conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction – Education for a global networked society, Exeter.
Facilitating ELT classes in Chinese universities with New Standard College English, (over 400 university teachers).
Applying Discourse Analysis to university English class (over 300 university teachers), teacher training workshop series for university english teachers in China, Beijing.
ELT approaches and techniques for New Vision College English (over 200 universities teachers, teacher training workshop series for university english teachers in China, Beijing, organised by China Applied Linguistics Centre and FLTRP.
The need of the College English development for in China held in Wuxi with over 500 participants from over 400 Chinese universities.
Changchun with over 300 participants from over 200 Chinese universities.
Intercultural Business Communication: cases and challenges, given to over 100 staff and students at Shandong University, Jinan, China. Shandong Economics University, Jinan, China
Journeys of Learning: insights into intercultural adaptation, given to over 100 staff and students at: Dezhou University, Dezhou, China. http://xwzx.dzu.edu.cn/news/mcwnsy.php?fid=3&id=6061.
Yangzhou University, Yangzhou.
College English in China for future workforce, the national launch conference for the New Vision College English held in Xi’an with over 300 participants from over 200 Chinese universities. http://www.fltrp.com/newsdetail.cfm?iCntno=210282
Voices of Dyslexic Children: interpretations through metaphors, the International Seminar for Parents and Educators, in Singapore.
Awareness of Child Language Development, workshop to parents and teachers with young dyslexia learners, organised by Dyslexia Association of Singapore.
Journeys of Learning in Intercultural Adaptation, International Conference on Intercultural Adaptation.
Creativity and criticality: developing Chinese approaches to learning,, a key-note speech for the sixth International conference on Transnational Dialogues in HE: Responding to the needs of the East Asian Learners in Higher Education, held in Portsmouth.
Applying Discourse Analysis to university English class (over 300 university August teachers), teacher training workshop series for university English teachers in China, Beijing, organised by China Applied Linguistics Centre and FLTRP.
ELT approaches and techniques for College English teaching (over 300 universities teachers, teacher training workshop series for university English teachers in China, Beijing, organised by China Applied Linguistics Centre and FLTRP 2010 May.
Developing Chinese and Malay grammatical assessment tools for speech and language therapy, invited speech for the international conference on Current Development in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences in the Asia-Pacific Region, held in Kuala Lumpur
ELT preparation for globalisation, invited speeches for university English teachers in the south region of China, held in Guangzhou; in the north region of China, held in Xian and Shenyang; in the east region, held in Nanjing and Changshu; in the west region, held in Chengdu; and in Beijing:
Investigating perceptions and practice of ELT young learners with dyslexia by metaphor analysis, 4 workshops for the Dyslexia Association of Singapore.
Developing Creative Interaction in College English in China, invited plenary speech for the Fifth International conference on Responding to the needs of the East Asian Learners in Higher Education, Qingdao, China.
Invited panel chair/speaker for the ESRC national seminar at Nottingham on Re-thinking the Needs of International Students: Critical Perspectives on the Internationalisation of UK Higher Education, the University of Nottingham
Interactive Teaching for Large English Classes, Applying Discourse Analysis to English Language Teaching, annual conference for university English teachers in China, Beijing, organised by China Applied Linguistics Centre and FLTRP.
An Approach of Metaphor Analysis For Researching Concepts of Teaching and Learning, Zhongnan University of Finance and Law, China.
Researching Discourse for English Language Teaching and Learning, Zhongnan University of Finance and Law, China.
Narrative Assessments for clinical use: pros and cons in current practises, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia.
Developing a Gujarati STASS – a sociolinguistics perspective,National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Reforming perceptions and practices of teaching and learning in China, China’s education reform: Radical shifts and their implications, held at Keble College, University of Oxford, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, University of Oxford and Monash University
Panel speaker and Rapporteur for the Nottingham ESRC national seminar, Insights into the Experiences of International Students in the UK: Key Findings, the University of Nottingham
A model of discourse approaches for English language teaching in China: meeting the needs of Chinese university learners, the FLTRP annual national seminar for university english teachers, Beijing, China.
Teaching Chinese university learners, an interactive approach, the FLTRP annual national seminar for university english teachers, Beijing, China
Participation and partnerships: bridging expectations of learning and performance, invited plenary speech for the Fourth International conference on Promoting Partnership: responding to the needs of the East Asian Learners in Higher Education, at Portsmouth University, UK
Living Interculturally: discoursal communication, invited key-note speech for the 65th anniversary celebration of Zhongnan University of Finance and Law, China.
Analysing Adverts in English and Chinese: discourse structures, culture & meaning, invited workshop to research students and staff at Zhongnan University of Finance and Law, China.
Developing Discourse in English Language Teaching: materials, tasks and activities, invited workshop to research students and staff at Zhongnan University of Finance and Law, China Communication, Shanghai, China.