Tuesday, 4th October (Cambridge)

1. This Cambridge Element is free to download till this Friday, October 7th: Task-Based Language Teaching by Daniel O. Jackson https://www.cambridge.org/core/elements/taskbased-language-teaching/395B3D3B0F7078DF325579CC8314E38B PDF below just in case you have difficulty.

Is Daniel O. Samuel L’s little brother, I wonder?

2. The New York Times says my subscription allows me to share ten articles a month, so here goes with two to start with, to see if it works:

i) a piece on academic standards, At N.Y.U., Students Were Failing Organic Chemistry. Who Was to Blame? https://tinyurl.com/swh8vcpz

On this occasion, New York University decided it was the teacher.

ii) a piece on accommodation in Tokyo, A 95-Square-Foot Tokyo Apartment: ‘I Wouldn’t Live Anywhere Else’ https://tinyurl.com/vksvcx7t

If I’ve done my sums right, 95 square feet is just under 9 square metres, so 3 by 3.

3. Here’s Scott Thornbury’s fourteen-minute opening plenary at last week’s InnovateELT conference https://youtu.be/I0X_gUpI02U

You must have time, mustn’t you?

4. And, finally, here’s Bernardine Evaristo’s reflections on Notions of Blackness in the Radio 4 ‘A Point of View’ series, prompted by a Labour MP’s description of the new UK Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, as (only) ‘superficially’ black https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001cf6g

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