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ESOL Research Group at Leeds

06 February 2012
ESOL, Literacy
Yorkshire and Humberside

A meeting of the ESOL Research Group will take place on Thursday 1 March, when Annika Norlund Shaswar will be discussing her research into literacies and identities in homes and classrooms among adult Kurdish L2 learners of Swedish.
Thursday 1 March 2012
Time: 4pm-6pm
Place: Room 7.83, EC Stoner Building, School of Education, University of Leeds
Literacy practices in everyday life and in second language education
Annika Norlund Shaswar
Umeĺ University
This presentation introduces an ongoing study on literacy practices in everyday life and in the domain of second language education. The participants are five Kurdish adults who are learning Swedish as a second language on a basic level in the school form SFI, Swedish for immigrants. The study starts out from earlier research where literacy is studied in its social context (Heath 1983, Barton & Hamilton 1998, Purcell-Gates 2007, Ivanič et al 2009). The aim of this study is to research connections, overlappings and dividing lines between the participants’ literacy practices within the domain of second language education and literacy practices in other domains of their everyday life. The connections between literacy practices, values and identities are a central part of the study.
All are welcome: no need to book.

The ESOL Research Group is open to anyone with an interest in research into ESOL in the UK, and who is within striking distance of the University of Leeds. This includes – but is not limited to – current students, ESOL researchers, practitioners currently carrying out research, practitioners who are planning to carry out research, and those who have been involved in previous ESOL research. The group is coordinated by James Simpson, School of Education, University of Leeds. Contact: James Simpson j.e.b.simpson@education.leeds.ac.uk - 0113 343 4687.
How to get to the university: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/visitors/getting_here.htm

How to get to EC Stoner Building: EC Stoner is close to the Parkinson Building (with the white clock tower). As you face the Parkinson steps, it is down the hill to your left, straight ahead of you. EC Stoner is the very long modern building with six floors.
Have a look at the map at: http://webprod2.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap/index.asp

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