Tuesday 9th March

1. At 17:30 UK time tomorrow, Wednesday 10th March, you can join the latest Bilingual English Project webinar, on Helping students process and understand texts: insights from reading test developers. More info and registration here https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1363760968907825422?source=EES+uk

and PDF below with info on both the event tomorrow and the one on 24th March on Developing literacy by putting literature at the heart of planning in Secondary. (Careful – times on the PDF are Spanish time, one hour ahead of UK time.)

2. At 11:00 UK time on Thursday March 11th, the first anniversary – yes, twelve months have passed! – of the declaration of the pandemic, The Conversation are hosting a panellist discussion on How coronavirus has changed us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNenRRF1Ovk As the rubric has it, “It’s easy to forget what things were like before the pandemic, now we are so used to wearing masks, washing our hands constantly and keeping metres apart from other human beings wherever we can. But the truth is that coronavirus has changed our lives completely – from the way we work to our social interactions and how we spend our leisure time.” (Panellist discussion is a new one on me.)

3. Might you fancy something just a little different at 09:00 UK time on 10th March, dealing with a Samoan system of classroom management and a Pasifika translation methodology called Talanoa? Swansea University cordially invite you to join their research seminar with Professor Averil Coxhead on Researching vocabulary in another language: Lessons from trades, Talanoa and Tongan Click here to register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDiHlbj9KZZvfUHTuJR1VV3IOdSmwJV_1JnqOmCn8uF8Mzyw/viewform 

PDF of abstract below, and recordings of other Swansea talks here, including one by Heath Rose on ‘Global Englishes’ https://swanseauniversity.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Sessions/List.aspx#folderID=%22dae194ed-9905-4d50-b651-ac5c011fbafa%22

4. If you enjoyed the first David Heathfield storytelling webinar, join this one which looks forward to a face-to-face future at 14:00 UK time on Thursday, 11th March https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/face-face-storytelling-freedom-share-physical-sensory-space

You’ll find a recording of the first one about online storytelling here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/online-storytelling-engaging-personal-creative

5. And, finally, Alexandra Mihai’s latest post on her Educationalist blog is Hear me out! – about making the best use of audio materials for teaching and learning: https://educationalist.substack.com/p/hear-me-out As ever, a good list of resources at the end of the post.

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