His work on intercultural language education engages with the roles curriculum design and classroom tasks play in the development of intercultural communicative competence, most recently in situations of conflict and extended crisis. He is also interested in the interaction between intercultural language education and professionalism in domains such as medicine and tourism. He is the author of An Intercultural Approach to English Language Teaching (Multilingual Matters, 2003, second edition forthcoming in 2021), Intercultural Language Activities (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and (with Peih-ying Lu) of English in Medicine: An Intercultural Approach to Teaching Language and Values (Multilingual Matters, 2012). He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters, including (with Wendy Anderson and Alison Phipps) explorations of intercultural language learning and telecollaboration. He was editor of the journal Language and Intercultural Communication between 2004-9. While he works in Asia, he also has strong links with Brazil, where he has been President of the BRAZ-TESOL Special Interest Group on Intercultural Language Education.
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