Monday, 18th October

1. Learnit has a number of good podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-learnit-podcast/id1518322612

Try Byju Raveendran on his eponymous EdTech company, Byju’s https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/12-byju-raveendran-byjus-one-most-valuable-edtech-companies/id1518322612?i=1000497453349

or Laura McInerney on the Teacher Tapp app she co-founded https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/30-laura-mcinerney-co-founder-teacher-tapp-what-we/id1518322612?i=1000528295330

What, if anything, should we make of the fact that the Indian cricket team are sponsored by an EdTech company, Byju’s, whereas the England team are sponsored by a ‘used car marketplace’, Cinch, I wonder?

2. The next lecture in the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics Language Policy and Practices in the Global North and South series is To speak or not to speak: Issues of language revitalization in Mexico by José Antonio Flores Farfán from Mexico’s National Centre for Social Anthropology Studies & Research (CIESAS) at 15:00 UK time on Wednesday, 20th October.

More info and abstract here (also below) https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2021/10/to-speak-or-not-to-speak-issues-of-language-revitalization-in-mexico and registration here https://universiteitleiden.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Atf-CrrDIpHtTalMQ7CV6Kbm9DRFJtOmPh

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3. Language Cert are offering an online event for teachers (not to be confused with a webinar, please), Empowering teachers in the brave new digital world of ELT, with Nicky Hockly and John Hughes at 14:30 UK time this Wednesday, 20th October.

More info here https://www.languagecert.org/en/about-us/events/2021/languagecert-teachers-online-event and registration here https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1816343063052/WN_dnSAjoH8Q4eJFXebsbzTpA

4. And, finally, in five daily episodes, starting today (but all available on BBC Sounds already), Bernardine Evaristo’s new book, Manifesto (read by Bernie herself) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0010nfd/episodes/player

Piece about the book in The Guardian here https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/oct/13/manifesto-by-bernardine-evaristo-review-a-rallying-cry which ends with a great quote!

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