This event features extracts from personal narratives which reveal the effects of the Brexit Referendum on Language Teachers in a UK HE context.
The principle aim of the original study was to understand the effects of the Brexit Referendum on 23 June 2016 on Language Teachers in a UK University context. This was a time when national identities were being constructed, conveyed and debated in political and media discourses, with the Remain campaign appearing to be ‘unable to build a positive case for Europe’ as ‘it lacked a clear, simple narrative on the benefits of the EU membership’ (Berry 2016, p. 14, cited in Koller et al. 2019, p. 7). With this as a backdrop, it seemed particularly pertinent to explore the reactions of Language Teachers within a multi-national teaching community, which regularly engages in conversations about the meaning of interculturality and its importance in the teaching and learning of languages and cultures.
Speakers include: Yolanda Cerda, Rachel Cole, and Jules Winchester.
Photo credits: New Reality.