Long Friday, 7th January

‘Long Friday’ with some longer reads for the weekend!

1. Short notice, this one: ‘Surviving burnout’ – an IATEFL webinar presented by Carol Griffiths tomorrow, 8th January at 13:00 UK time https://www.iatefl.org/events/229

plus lots of other interesting free events (with less short notice) here https://www.iatefl.org/events

2. This one could easily take up your whole weekend on its own: Best Digital Education Tools For Teachers To Teach Online https://taughtup.com/best-digital-education-tools-for-teachers-to-teach-online/

3. A piece by Vaclav Brezina from Lancaster University on ‘Five ways the internet era has changed British English – new research’ https://theconversation.com/five-ways-the-internet-era-has-changed-british-english-new-research-172432 We shall soon be bidding farewell to ‘shall’, it seems!

4. One Serb is in the news for the wrong reasons at present, down under, but here’s the December issue of the excellent as ever HLT, very largely written by his compatriots https://www.hltmag.co.uk/dec21/

Try this section on 21st Century Skills : Teaching Online https://www.hltmag.co.uk/dec21/21st-century-skills-teaching-online

5. And, finally, a wonderful piece from The Conversation on Victorian detective stories https://theconversation.com/beyond-sherlock-holmes-five-victorian-detective-stories-you-must-read-173082 which includes links to free online reading by all five authors mentioned: for example, Catherine Louisa Pirkis https://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/pirkis/brooke/brooke.html and Arthur Morrison https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53341/53341-h/53341-h.htm

PDF facsimile below of Ghosts: Being the Experiences of Flaxman Low published in 1899 by E. and H. Heron, the noms de plume (or nom de plumes? Two sodas and lime or two soda and limes?) of mother and son team Kate O’Brien Prichard and Hesketh Prichard.

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