Monthly Archives: May 2022

Apology

I’m at IATEFL in Belfast this week, so probably won’t get chance to write my daily message. If I can do the odd quick one, I will!

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Multi-lingual-cultural Thursday, 12th May

1. Here’s the latest TeacherTapp blog post, which I suggest you read through a ‘comparison of education systems’ lens. Unlimited colour photocopying will be a dream for many, and the policy on permitting mobile phones in class (if students have … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 11th May

1. VERY SHORT NOTICE of this Multilingual Matters ‘meet the authors’ event from 10:00 to 16:30 UK time tomorrow, Thursday 12th May – mea culpa! More info here https://www.multilingual-matters.com/page/Events/ and registration here https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7216510639185/WN_BezPJZhHR02cZzthMg0KNQ You should feel free to pop in … Continue reading

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Climate Tuesday, 10th May

1. I’m not sure the pun in the title of this OECD publication quite works, The Short and Winding Road to 2030: Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets but what it has to say is important enough to survive a … Continue reading

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Monday, 9th May

1. Philip Kerr has just written a new article for DLA (Digital Learning Associates) on Authentic Video and Empathy https://digitallearningassociates.com/whats-new/2022/5/5/authentic-video-and-empathy “As an idea,” says Philip, “empathy suffers from a lack of clear definitions – it is perhaps this lack that … Continue reading

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Friday, 6th May

1. The next Reading Applied Linguistics Research Circle talk is next Tuesday, 10th May, at 16:00 UK time. Tess Fitzpatrick will be talking about What word associations can (and cannot) tell us about the mental lexicon. Over the last fifty … Continue reading

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Multi-lingual-cultural Thursday, 5th May

1. The latest issue of the Teaching in Higher Education journal is a special issue devoted to Critical perspectives on teaching in the multilingual university, and it “transcends disciplines, fields of concern, and any single higher education context”. The editors … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 4th May

1. Here’s an interesting report by Jason Anderson from Warwick University, ‘Learning from Indian teacher expertise: A policy and practice report for educational organisations in India’, which examined eight experienced teachers’ classroom practice in detail and found “that their practices, … Continue reading

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Partly Climate Tuesday, 3rd May

1. Heartbeat of the Earth is a new Google initiative ‘exploring rising sea levels, acidifying oceans, and more’ https://artsandculture.google.com/story/dAURnqK6udbDWA 2. Here’s more than twenty Environmental Issues Lesson Plans for English Language Teachers from eslflow https://eslflow.com/environmentlessonplans.html Don’t let yourself be too … Continue reading

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