NATECLA IoI, the Centre for Language Education Research is delighted to collaborate with colleagues in NATECLA IoI. Centre Director, Dr Aisling O’Boyle is member of the Branch Committee.
The Hands Up Project is committed to social justice, global citizenship, and freedom of expression, and upholds the belief that language learning is enhanced through creativity, performance and collaborative interaction.
The Centre for Language Education Research is pleased to be hosting this years Hands Up Project Annual Conference on Saturday 21st May 2022. Further info and tickets here: HUP Conference Event — The Hands Up Project
Congratulations and a warm welcome to PhD student Bella Robinson, post-graduate research student! Bella is a holder of a Co-operative Award in Science and Technology Projects | Centre for Language Education Research | Queen's University Belfast (qub.ac.uk) (CAST), funded by the Department of Economy. It is the first Centre for Language Education Research Centre funded PhD scholarship since opening in Jan 2021! Bella Robinson's research will conduct a comparative analysis of community and volunteer-led initiatives for the social integration and language education of asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants. It is a collaborative project with Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, aiming to support and develop future programmes of work in Belfast. Bella has a background of volunteering within refugee and asylum seeker communities, supporting women who have been trafficked to overcome barriers to integration and language learning in Belfast.
Our Centre works closely with the Northern Ireland Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (NICILT), funded by the Department of Education NI and hosted by SSESW at QUB.
NICILT informs and supports post-primary teachers of modern languages; primary schools currently teaching or seeking to teach modern languages; a range of other education-related parties and organisations; language learners; researchers; consultants and members of the general public who have a language-related query. NICILT seeks to support teachers in raising the profile of modern languages in schools and colleges, providing events for pupils of languages in school and at the University.
Queen’s has an excellent track-record of collaborating with private industry, public sector organisations, and the third sector to successfully deliver impactful, user-informed research. In the Centre for Language Education Research we are pleased to work in partnership with the voluntary sector organization, the Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre to offer a Collaborative PhD Scholarship to conduct a comparative analysis of community and volunteer-led initiatives for the social integration and language education of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Please click here for more information.
If you are interested in this Scholarship please contact Dr Aisling O'Boyle firstname.lastname@example.org
The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre was set up in September 1984 provides support, education/ training and facilities to the unemployed and other groups suffering from social and economic disadvantage. Its purpose is to promote equality, through supporting the participation and inclusion of all individuals, groups and communities. The core values of the organisation are to deliver sustainable activities and services, through a flexible creative approach based on partnership, networking, accountability and leadership.
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