Dr. Niall Curry

Dr. Niall Curry

Coventry University / Cambridge University Press

A Short Bio / زانیاری کەسیی / سيرة ذاتية قصيرة:
“Niall Curry is an Assistant Professor and ASPiRE Fellow at Coventry University. His research is interdisciplinary and centres on corpus-based studies of academic writing and metadiscourse in English, French, and Spanish, contrastive linguistics, language change, discourse analysis, and corpus linguistics for TESOL and language teaching materials development.
Previously, Niall has worked in industry, at Cambridge University Press, where, as a Senior Research Manager, he led on and conducted a range of research projects used to inform product development there. He has also worked internationally, at universities and language schools in Ireland and France. He is Managing Editor of the Journal of Academic Writing, Section Editor of the Elsevier Encyclopaedia of Language and Linguistics, and is a Géras International Correspondent.”

Category / پۆلێن / الفئة:

21st Century Skills / تواناكانی سەدەی 21 / مهارات القرن الحادي والعشرين

Seminar Title / ناونیشانی بابەت / عنوان الندوة : Teaching language and life competences: A focus on communication and collaboration

Abstract / پوختە / الملخص. :

Owing to the varied nature of the content and language we teach, the focus on interaction and authentic communication in language learning, and the importance we place on socialised approaches to learning, contemporary English language teaching has become an increasingly complex practice. This complexity means that the language learning classroom, both online and face-to-face, has become an important space for responding to global movements on the future of education and skills and for developing 21st-century skills and broader life competences. However, what this means in practice is not always so clear. Therefore, in this talk, I will draw on frameworks, such as the Cambridge Life Competences Framework, to illustrate how we can develop both communication and collaboration skills all while teaching the English language. Drawing on a range of existing materials, this talk offers both a rich understanding of the current face of life competences in English language teaching and practical advice and activities to bring life competences into your classrooms and schools.

Keywords / وشە سەرەکیەکان / الكلمات المفتاحية:

communication; collaboration; life competences; English language teaching; interaction