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University of Bedfordshire
The University of Bedfordshire is one of the key partners of the Aylesbury Vale University Centre (AVUC) providing a number of health, education and social care courses, to increase its higher education provision in the county. The University already prov
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Voynich Manuscript - Arts & Culture - Medieval History Forum - Shadowed Realm
Stephen Bax, who teaches at the University of Bedfordshire, has produced a paper and a video where he details his theories on the text and provides translations of ten words from the manuscript, which are proper names of various plants that are depicted in the manuscript.
In his paper, A proposed partial decoding of the Voynich script, Bax details his system and how he discovered the words such as Taurus, Juniper, Coriander, Hellebore, Centaurea and Nigella Sativa.
Stephen Bax ...
...Dr. Stephen BaxStephen Bax is Principal Lecturer in Language Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University where he directs CRADLE - the Centre for Research, Assessment and Development in Language Education.He also directs the Department's In-House MA programme in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).He
started teaching English in Sudan in 1981 and has since taught extensively in the Arab world, in Asia and elsewhere.He
has published widely in Teacher Education, in CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning), in Discourse and Sociolinguistics and in other areas.He
supervises a number of PhD students in these areas. He is an elected Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and speaks Arabic, Spanish and French.He
is also interested in Akkadian and other ancient and modern Semitic languages.
Department of Language Studies Canterbury Christ Church University College
has taught in the Middle East, South East Asia, Africa and Europe.He contributes to Diploma, MA, BEd and short courses within the Department and is Course Director for the BA in English in International Communication.His
main interests are teacher training and development, supervisor training and development, CALL (computer assisted language learning) and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) - especially the integration of technology with language learning and teaching, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.He
speaks Arabic, Spanish and French.
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Gulf Daily News
Foreign experts from the UK who were involved in the scheme were Canterbury Christ Church University College principal lecturer Stephen Bax, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, lecturer and English Language Test (ELT) material author Andrew Littlejohn, teacher trainer and ELT material author Ken Wilson and ELT material author James Taylor.
Testing, Evaluation & Assessment
We are delighted to announce that a BAAL TEA SIG member, Professor Stephen Bax of CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire, has been awarded the 2014 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research for his paper published in Language Testing in 2013 (Vol. 30 no. 4, 441-
465) titled, "The cognitive processing of candidates during reading tests: Evidence from eye tracking".
This prestigious award, which includes an invitation to deliver a featured session at the 2014 TESOL conference in Portland, Oregon on 26-
29 March, is made to recognise excellence in research on language teaching and learning.
Many congratulations to Professor Bax
from all at the TEA SIG for his
We are honoured and delighted that Professor Bax
has agreed to talk about his
research at our one-
day conference on 2nd May.