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NZ Discourse Conference 8
10 - 11 December, 2021
Please check back shortly for registration and further details.
The New Zealand Discourse Conference is a biennial event which brings together scholars working in a range of fields who study some form of discourse or use discourse analysis to understand other phenomena. The conference welcomes contributions that consider discourse and interaction in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal talk, institutional settings, organisational communication, mediated communication, as well as policy, political and cultural lenses on discourse. The conference welcomes diversity in theoretical and analytical approaches. Suggested areas of interest include:
Plenary speakers include:
Prof Monica Heller, University of Toronto
Dr Majid KhosraviNik, Newcastle University
Prof Gail Fairhurst
We just announced our partnership with WaterBear Network, the first interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet. Could this be of interest to your readers?
The collaboration will see WaterBear feature its high-quality, meaningful content to young learners around the world, on Astrid’s unique AI-powered and voice-based English learning app.
Select titles from WaterBear’s original library of premium content will be made available on Astrid’s learning app immediately, featuring subjects such as climate, wildlife and heartwarming personal stories from all walks of life.
One of the stories to be featured in Astrid is based on the BAFTA and Oscar-winning film My Octopus Teacher, produced by WaterBear’s founder Ellen Windemuth. The WaterBear stories are based on real events, and this is the first non-fictional content to be unveiled in Astrid’s app.
WaterBear has attracted an impressive roster of high-profile supporters – including Prince Harry, model and activist Lily Cole and Game of Thrones actor Maisie Williams – as well as more than 90 charities and NGOs around the world including WWF and Greenpeace.
Sam Sutaria, Head of Strategy, WaterBear: “Education is currently undergoing unprecedented disruption around the world and through this partnership, we hope to mobilise and inspire young learners to engage with award-winning content and create impact around the world.”
Joe Flory, Head of Content, Astrid: “We share a belief that storytelling is the perfect tool to deliver deep, sustainable learning. Together we not only offer life-changing skills, such as speaking English but deliver the message that matters most for the future of our planet.“
For more info, please find the press release here. Do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or want to schedule an interview.
Dear friends of Peace
As part of shouldering responsibility for promoting
Here's the link to the video.
Dr. Ashok Chakravarthy Tholana.
The difference between a teacher and a humanizing teacher?
The former clings to Tradition; the latter innovates in depth by prioritizing peace, dignity, human rights and global multilingual cooperation.
Francisco Gomes de Matos
Humanizing Language Teaching calls for edifying and dignifying activities
It also subsumes treating one another peacelinguistically
and contributing to interaction and harmony
May teachers be inspiring humanizers!
Francisco Gomes de Matos, a
Peace linguist from Recife, Brasileño
Peace Linguistics is an emerging branch of Linguistics with many educational applications especially in Language Teaching. Google my article Peace Linguistics for language teachers.
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