Thursday 15th April

Lots of webinars today!

1.  On Monday, 19th April, at 14:00 UK time, Assessing teenagers online from OUP with Sarah Rogerson and Paul Davies https://www.facebook.com/oupeltglobal/ PDF of the ‘focus paper’ on the topic below. (Free to download, along with lots of others, once you’ve registered.)

2. At 15:00 UK time on Monday, 19th April, Princeton University open the symposium on ‘Language and Migration: Experience and Memory’ that they’re hosting in collaboration with the Study Group on Language and the United Nations. It’s free and open to the public, but you need to register. More information here https://migration.princeton.edu/symposium and registration link here https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GNf33xbFR1O9wdsn38Hk6Q

Programme here https://migration.princeton.edu/symposium/program – scroll right down for some interesting creative writing events at the end, including Jhumpa Lahiri, Yiyun Li, Aleksandar Hemon and Viet Thanh Nguyen.

3. On Tuesday, 20th April, at 10:00 UK time The Centre for Language Education Research at Queen’s University Belfast are hosting a talk from Professor Jo Mynard from Kanda University of International Studies in Japan on “Supporting learners outside the language classroom: Theory and practice”. The facilitator will be Dr Sin-Wang Chong from Queen’s. More info and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seminar-series-dr-jo-mynard-supporting-learners-outside-the-classroom-tickets-147090015195

4. Thursday, 22nd April, is the ‘Teachers Day’ of English UK’s ELT Conference. (English UK was one of the partners in the PRELIM project, alongside IATEFL and the British Council.) Silvana Richardson and Chia Suan Chong will give the plenary talk, The native factor and the last five years, at 12:00 UK time, and Colm Downes, Christopher Graham and Dianna Toroysan will talk about Climate action in language education at 15:30 UK time.

Lots of other good stuff, too. Starts at 09:00 UK time. More info and registration here https://www.englishuk.com/elt-conference You need to register for the teachers’ day, but it’s free. Both plenaries will also be live streamed and more info on both of them here https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/english-uk-english-language-teaching-conference

5. And, finally, but only if you’re not too squeamish, here’s the CrimeReads selection of the best true crime podcasts at the moment https://crimereads.com/9-true-crime-podcasts-to-listen-to-this-spring/

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