LATL-lab welcomes visiting Professor

The Learning and Teaching Languages Research lab was delighted to welcome UC Visiting Canterbury Fellow Professor Monica Axelsson from Stockholm University with an informal morning tea on Friday 6 January.

Axelsson morning tea

Pictured from the left: Muneir Gwasmeh; Linda Edwards; SM Akramul Kabir; Thinh Le; Shaista Rashid; Novia Bin; Sara Farshad-Nia; Jin Kim; Professor Jeanette King, Aotahi School of Māori and Indigenous Studies; Vera Leier, Global, Cultural and Language Studies – School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Dr Kevin Watson, Linguistics -School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Professor Monica Axelsson, Stockholm University; Associate Professor Una Cunningham, School of Teacher Education.

Professor Axelsson will be visiting the School of Teacher Education until 21 February at the invitation of the LATL-lab director, Associate Professor Una Cunningham.

Professor Axelsson’s expertise is focused on the learning conditions of newly-arrived refugee and migrant children, and on language across the curriculum. She has been recruited to the National Science Challenge E Tipu E Rea Better Start braid ‘Emerging bilinguals growing up in their digital world’ as an international advisor.

Monica and Una

Picture shows Jin Kim and Professor Monica Axelsson

Doctoral students and researchers in the LATL-lab are very much looking forward to discussing their work with Professor Axelsson, and she will be contributing to postgraduate courses in Learning and Teaching Languages while she is with us. She will also give a public lecture in early February (details to be confirmed), as well as a research seminar at the New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB).

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