Writing Group

WHAT: MEG’s Language in The Gambia Writing Group aims to promote research into the languages and multilingualism of The Gambia as it remains scarce. More specifically, it was created to support Gambia-based emerging scholars/writers interested in publishing work related to the topic of language and multilingualism in The Gambia who feel they would benefit from support with their writing. Focus is on developing better academic English skills, but longer-term we hope support in writing in the Gambian languages as well can be offered too. We adopt a collaborative approach to writing. During the writing group meetings, participants have the opportunity to receive feedback on they writing both from the facilitators but also from their peers.

WHEN: We meet monthly online through GoogleMeet.

WHERE: We meet online.

WHO: Martin Jenkins and Dr Clyde Ancarno are the facilitators of the writing group.

Martin Jenkins an experienced teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He is skilled in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), e-learning and lecturing. His involvement chimes with his dedication to “coaching and mentoring colleagues as well as helping improve the written and spoken English of a wide range of international professionals” (Martin’s LinkedIn profile).

Dr Clyde Ancarno assists Martin during each session. She is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Education at King’s College London University. She has a vast experience of teaching English for academic purposes and training English language teachers . She is currently Deputy Programme Director of the MA Applied Linguistics & ELT in her department and ), an MA designed for experienced languages teachers. Clyde met Martin met while teaching on pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses at the University of Bristol in the early noughties.

WANT TO BECOME INVOLVED? Please use the Contact form and let us know if you’d like to attend the meetings as a writer or as a facilitator.

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