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CRiCLE-Net: International Advisory Committee

Jim Anderson

Adviser for the UK

Dr Jim Anderson     Goldsmith, University of London

Jim Anderson is Senior Lecturer in Languages in Education in the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has led the introduction and development of the Flexible Secondary PGCE Languages course (Arabic, Bengali, Mandarin, Punjabi and Urdu) launched in 2002. This innovative course won a European Award for Languages as well as a special prize from the TDA for initial teacher education in 2007. A new development has been the introduction of a certificate course in the teaching of community languages in collaboration with the UK Federation of Chinese Schools. His recent research has focused on the development of integrated and inclusive provision for language learning in the UK with a particular focus on the development of appropriate pedagogies for community/heritage language learners in mainstream and complementary school contexts. He has recently completed two research projects on digital storytelling in community language schools.

Marilyn Martin-Jones

Adviser for the UK/Wales

Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones     University of Birmingham

Marilyn Martin-Jones is Emeritus Professor based at the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, at the University of Birmingham. She was the founding Director of the Centre from 2007 to 2010. Over the last 30 years or so, she has been involved in research in bilingual and multilingual contexts in England and in Wales. Most of this research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (five research projects in all). She has a particular interest in the ways in which language and literacy practices (including new literacies) contribute to the construction of identities, in local life worlds and in educational settings, and with the ways in which such practices are bound up with local and global relations of power. In her ethnographic work on multilingual literacies, she has explored a range of dialogic strategies such as interviews based on participant diaries and photographs and, in her research in Wales, she has done multi-sited ethnography, following the trajectories of key participants across different sociolinguistic spaces. These theoretical and methodological concerns are reflected in her recent volume (edited with Deirdre Martin), Researching multilingualism: Critical and ethnographic perspectives (2017, Routledge) and in her Routledge series, Critical Studies in Multilingualism (co-edited with Joan Pujolar).

Joseph Lo Bianco

Adviser for Australasia

Professor Joseph Lo Bianco     University of Melbourne

Joseph Lo Bianco holds the Chair of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Melbourne and was formerly Director of the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia. He is President of the Tsinghua Asian-Pacific Forum on Translation and Intercultural Studies and Immediate Past President, Australian Academy of the Humanities. In late 2012 he was invited by the East Asia and Pacific Regional Office of UNICEF to design and begin a research program in SE Asia on questions of language planning and social cohesion and has been conducting research in Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand on this topic. He is an experienced language planning practitioner and analyst with recent assignments in Ireland, Timor Leste and Sri Lanka. He wrote Australia’s National Policy on Languages in 1989 and has more than 120 refereed articles and over 30 major reports and books. He has a longstanding professional and personal interest in community language education, bilingualism, intercultural education and research and language policy analysis and practice.

Patricia Duff

Adviser for North America

Professor Patricia Duff     University of British Columbia

Patricia Duff is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and President of the American Association of Applied Linguistics (2021-2022). She is co-ordinator of the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) & Modern Language Education (MLED) Programmes and co-director of the Centre for Research in Chinese Language and Literacy Education. An applied linguist, Patricia’s main scholarly interests at present are related to language socialization across bilingual and multilingual settings; qualitative research methods in applied linguistics; issues in the teaching and learning of English, Mandarin, and other international and heritage languages; multilingualism and work, and sociocultural, sociolinguistic, and sociopolitical aspects of language(s) in education. She is the recepient of 2017 Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award of American Association of Applied Linguistics. Her most recent research project and book is entitled Learning Chinese: Linguistic, Sociocultural, and Narrative Perspectives.

Nancy Hornberger

Adviser for the Americas

Professor Nancy H. Hornberger     University of Pennsylvania

Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Chair of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where she convenes the annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum and has directed the Educational Linguistics programme for many years. Her research interests include sociolinguistics in education, ethnography in education, language policy, bilingualism and biliteracy, indigenous language revitalization and heritage language education. With sustained commitment and work with Quechua speakers and bilingual intercultural education in the Andes beginning in 1974, she has also advised on multilingual language policy and education throughout the world, as visiting professor in Peru, Brazil, and Sweden, U.S. State Department English Language Specialist, United Nations consultant, and three-time Fulbright Senior Specialist - to Paraguay, New Zealand, and South Africa. She is a former editor of Anthropology and Education Quarterly and the 10-volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education (2nd edition). 

Russell Kaschula

Adviser for Africa

Professor Russell Kaschula    University of Western Cape

Russell Kaschula is Professor of African Language Studies at the University of Western Cape, South Africa and held NRF SARChI Chair in Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education at Rhodes University. His research is multidisciplinary in the sense that it covers linguistic, literary and educational issues. He is particularly interested in matters pertaining to Applied Language Studies, Sociolinguistics, Education, Second Language Acquisition and Multilingualism. Most of his literary research is located within oral and written isiXhosa literary studies as well as applied language studies. He is also a creative writer and has written a number of award-winning novels and short stories for young people in both isiXhosa and in English. He has taught at five South African universities and at an institution in the United States of America and was previously Head of the School of Languages at Rhodes University. In 2017 he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Distinguished Research Award.

Norbert Pachler

Adviser for Europe

Professor Norbert Pachler     University College London

Norbert Pachler is Professor of Education and Pro-Vice-Provost (Teaching, Learning, Digital Education) of University College London. Working closely with the Vice-Provost Education and Student Experience, Norbert has strategic responsibility for the teaching and learning portfolio, leading change, managing quality, and supporting innovation. He is an academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and past President/Chair of the European Baccalaureate as part of the UK Presidency of the European Schools. Norbert's research interests include technology-enhanced teaching and learning with a particular focus on mobile learning, teacher education and all aspects of language teaching and learning. He is founder and convenor of the international and interdisciplinary London Mobile Learning Group and published the first full-length authored book on mobile learning in 2010 with Springer, entitled Mobile Learning: Structures, Agency, Practices.

Amy Tsui

Adviser for Asia

Professor Amy Bik May Tsui     University of Hong Kong

Amy B. M. Tsui holds the position of Chair Professor of Language and Education in the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. She served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) of the university (2007-2014) and assisted the Vice-Chancellor in setting the direction and policy for the university’s undergraduate curriculum reform, quality assurance of the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, and promoting teaching excellence at the university. Professor Tsui obtained her PhD in linguistics in 1986 at The University of Birmingham and holds an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Edinburgh. She has published widely, and presented numerous international keynote addresses in the areas of classroom discourse, conversational analysis, language policy and teacher education. She serves on the editorial/advisory board of a number of international refereed journals and has published 8 books and nearly 100 journal papers and book chapters.

Andrea Young

Adviser for Europe

Professor Andrea Young     University of Strasbourg

Andrea Young is Professor of English at the Faculty of Education and Lifelong Learning (INSPE) at the University of Strasbourg, France. Throughout her career in the French education sector and within the framework of a variety of initial and continuing professional development programmes she has sought to raise language awareness amongst education professionals working in multilingual environments. She has worked in close collaboration with colleagues in Scotland, Greece, Japan and Germany who share these interests and been invited to speak at international conferences organised by the European Commission and the OECD. As a member of the LiLPa (Linguistique, Langues, Parole) research group (EA1339), her research interests include teacher knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about languages and language, home-school educational partnerships and plurilingual and intercultural education in the school context. She has been involved in a number of European projects, most recently the LoCALL project (Local linguistic landscapes for global language education in the school context).

Bernadette Holmes

Adviser for Schools

Bernardette Holmes MBE     Director of Speak to the Future, the National Campaign for Languages

Bernardette Holmes MBE is National Director of the newly established National Consortium for Languages Education and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She has been actively involved in advising the DfE during the recent curriculum reform for modern languages. She is drafter of the new GCSE criteria in modern and ancient languages and subject content criteria writer for the new A Level. She has also recently been appointed to develop the Subject Content Criteria for AS/A Level in less-widely taught languages. Her current research interests are languages and employment and she is leading Born Global, a major policy research project, funded by the British Academy, engaging key stakeholders from employment and education in a radical rethinking of languages education. She has international experience in language policy profiling as a member of an expert panel for the Council of Europe and through research and development of Content and Language Integrated Learning. Bernardette is also Campaign Director of Speak to the Future, a national campaign to advance language capability in the UK and former President of the Association for Language Learning. She is a Bye-Fellow of Downing College, University of Cambridge.