Thursday, 9th June

1. An event at 18:00 UK time next Wednesday, 15th June, from Multilingual Matters and Goldsmiths College that sounds likely to be fun, the launch of the book, Liberating Language Education. Registration here and more info in the flyer below.

As one reviewer has it, “The editors and contributors to this book liberate language and language education by placing them in a ‘caravan’ of unpredictable actions that are locally situated. This book masterfully centers the aesthetic ways in which people and learners liberate language by bringing art, digital storytelling, drama improvisation, poetry, song, and music into the center of meaning-making.”

2. An intriguing title for David Block’s UCL Applied Linguistics Research seminar at 17:00 UK time next Tuesday, 14th June: The dark side of EMI? A telling case for questioning assumptions about EMI in HE More info in the flyer below and registration here

3. The programme for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival has just been published. There are over 200 online events this year on a ‘pay what you can’ basis, and I suggest we take that at face value: those of us that can afford to pay, do and those of us that can’t, don’t. (There’s no extra cost that I’m aware of for extra online participants.)

Here’s the programme

and here’s an alphabetical list of authors attending

4. And, finally, something you may not be expecting: two short films of cars being washed and

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