1. “Rather than closing the dialogue between teachers and researchers (…) we hope to widen the door and increase the amount of dialogue” is the avowed ambition of TESOLgraphics: TESOL research at your fingertips, launched earlier today https://tesolgraphics.weebly.com/ I’ve not yet had time to explore.
2. Steven Pinker has a new programme on BBC Radio 4, Think with Pinker, described as ‘a guide to thinking better’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0011lt1
and the UK Open University have a matching ‘Pinker Page’ https://connect.open.ac.uk/society-psychology-and-criminology/think-with-pinker which includes two intriguing tests for you and your students to try, to assess how rational you are: Who is Linda? & The Four Cards. Scroll down the page for the tests.
3. A reminder that this Wednesday, 1st December (already!), at 13:00 UK time, there’s a wide-ranging discussion on English in higher education – challenges, opportunities, current practice and future trends chaired by Kristina Hultgren, Professor of Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics at the Open University https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/english-higher-education-challenges-opportunities-current-practice-future-trends
4. And, finally, prompted by listening to Yard Act last Wednesday, two versions of ‘Damaged Goods’ by Gang of Four https://youtu.be/DPF8H7fucNc & https://youtu.be/fRjsBh_R3TQ I like them both but I know which one I prefer!