International Studies and Language Studies
Our research positions mobility as a core intellectual focus. Mobility concerns not only the literal and physical movement and displacement of people, but also the ideologies, linguistic practices and cultural identities that they carry with them, construct and modify as they move. Research in this initiative aims to shift the paradigms for language and cultural pedagogy and language ideologies. It promotes to adopt a more reflexive and proactive approach to cultural exchange, language practice and learning and engages with dynamic and contextualised interactions. It questions how language teachers and learners can adopt a ‘reflexivity’ to learn not only about the target culture and language but also about ‘self’ and ‘identity’ in the process, filling the intercultural gap between first and target languages and cultures.