1. Let’s start off today with a quick reminder of English UK’s Teachers Day from 09:00 UK time tomorrow, 22nd April https://www.englishuk.com/elt-conference#teachersday
Here’s a link to Silvana Richardson and Chia Suan Chong’s talk at 12:00 UK time on The native factor and the last five years https://youtu.be/SuZ4mJhFYYo
and here’s one to Colm Downes, Christopher Graham and Dianna Torosyan’s talk at 15:30 UK time on Climate action in language education: impactful ways to integrate environmental issues in English language teaching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGlRo8OxMlY
2. Two short taster videos from Ready to Run https://vimeo.com/537686090 and https://vimeo.com/531655540 Their free offer is still available here if you haven’t already signed up https://readytorun.digitallearningassociates.com/
3. The programme for this year’s Hay Festival, which runs from 26th May to 6th June, has just been published, with more than 200 writers, global policy makers, historians, poets, pioneers and innovators to entertain and educate us. All events will be closed-captioned and available to watch for free 24 hours from their live broadcast http://hayfestival.com/wales/home Early notice to give you time to explore and book your seats!
4. Something longer – but not too long, twenty-four minutes – to watch: The Guardian’s Oscar-nominated documentary film, ‘Colette’, about ninety-year-old Colette Marin-Catherine’s return after seventy-four years to the German concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora where her brother was killed https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2020/nov/18/colette-a-former-french-resistance-member-confronts-a-family-tragedy-75-years-later Sombre – and uplifting.
5. And, finally, this one’s for Medusa – our phobia of the week is ophidiophobia!