1. The next event in Universitas Negeri Jakarta’s monthly Zoominar series is at 09:00 UK time next Thursday, 9th December: Tony Capstick from Reading University on Using case studies to understand language and migration.
In Tony’s words, “In this talk, I explore the relationship between language and migration by drawing on real-world case studies from across the globe. I focus on how we can use examples from different multilingual settings to explain language use and language learning and I end the talk with opportunities for participants to reflect on their own language use in an era of global interconnectedness”.
The Zoom meeting ID [945 7096 2427] and password [PASCAUNJ] are all you need – I was sceptical last time, but it worked!
2. Three different ways of joining the Hornby Trust’s sixtieth anniversary conference in collaboration with the Association of English Teachers India (AINET – not so much an acronym as an anagram!) and the Centre for English Language Education at Dr B. R. Ambedkar University, Delhi, Decentring ELT: Opportunities and Challenges, at 13:00 UK time tomorrow:
the most informative is this Eventbrite link, which also has the programme https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/decentring-elt-opportunities-and-challenges-tickets-181412739387
3. What is rapport? If you’d like to find out, there’s a ‘multidisciplinary core concept paper’ by Helen Spencer-Oatey free to download here https://globalpeopleconsulting.com/what-is-rapport PDFs of Helen’s explanatory note and the paper itself below.
4. And, finally, a chance to join the remote virtual audience for BBC Radio 3’s The Verb https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/the-verb-16dec21 I hope it hasn’t booked up already!