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A Professional Learning Partnership: Developing and enacting language teacher identities across borders

In this seminar, we will share our experience of exploring our identities as teachers, language professionals, and expatriates, who have crossed cultural, institutional and virtual borders. Together we formed a ‘Professional Learning Partnership’ (PLP), through which we supported each other in processes of reflection and guided discussion to take a critical stance on our professional lives. Based on the format we have chosen for our PLP, we suggest a template for language teachers to help reflect on the ways in which our professional identities and well-being are entwined with cultural adaptation, intercultural sensitivity, and shifting role expectations.

For more information, contact us at languageacts@kcl.ac.uk