Friday, 23rd July

1. Here’s some reading for the weekend, this year’s ELT Masters dissertations ‘honours board’ https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/2020-2021-winners The outright winner was Zening Yang from the University of Bath for her dissertation entitled: Motivational Strategies in an Online Learning Environment: L2 Teacher Cognitions and Practices

Special commendations went to Shehnaz Rafiq from Manchester Metropolitan University: Perceptions of Phonics Literacy Strategies in Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) for Non Literate Learners; Laura Nayeli Mendez Perez from the University of Bristol: Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis of three Mexican national English Textbooks; Gui Afonso Henriques from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London: A Study of CELTA Trainers’ Understanding and Operationalisation of CELTA Assessment Criterion 2g: “providing appropriate practice of language items”.

PDFs of those four dissertations below and you can download all the others commended.

2. From NESTA – EdTech usage during the pandemic: A story in four graphs https://www.nesta.org.uk/project-updates/edtech-usage-story-four-graphs/

3. Try the Oxford Placement Test for free https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/1MVU-PIJ/oxford-placement-test

4. On Tuesday, 27th July at 14:00 UK time, you can join a Global Education Summit Side Event: Meeting the Education Needs of Displaced Children and Young People More info and registration here https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5kb7okPlSHarBcA_08L5Qg A stellar line up of speakers, led by my favourite ex-prime minister!

5. And, finally, How to Write, a podcast from the UK National Centre for Writing https://writerscentre.podbean.com/e/william-ryans-guide-to-how-to-write/ You’d prefer to translate? OK! https://writerscentre.podbean.com/e/how-to-become-a-literary-translator-deep-dive/ Many more here https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/ncw-podcast/

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