Thursday, 25th August

1. I reckon you need to be brave to write three articles on Humor (sic) in ELT, which is what John Rucynski has done for TESOL Connections. See what you think; PDFs below.

#1 http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/issues/2022-05-01/email.html

#2 http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/issues/2022-06-01/email.html

#3 http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/issues/2022-08-01/email.html

2. Hope this one from the I works without a subscription; you may need to register. Scroll down for the OECD graphic that places England right at the bottom of the achievement pile https://inews.co.uk/news/education/gcse-results-day-2022-students-failed-achieve-english-maths-1814830

3. Here’s an Asia Scotland Institute webinar with Fiona Hill, who advised both Obama and Trump on Russian affairs, talking about The Eurasian Future: War in Europe, China Rising & the decline of Russia https://asiascot.com/event-recordings/the-eurasian-future With an accent like hers, you have to believe her.

4. And, finally, Stephen Krashen, not talking about ‘comprehensible input’ but about baseball https://www.languagemagazine.com/2022/08/09/the-power-of-sports-fiction-and-the-importance-of-being-impeccable/

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