Thursday, 6th October (Cambridge)

1. First up, PDF of a piece for Black History Month from Harry Kuchah, the immediate past president of IATEFL, plus a map of Africa he used to make his point that his continent is not one homogeneous blob-cum-village.

2. Next year’s BETA Bolivia Annual Convention will be held from 8th to 11th January in Cobija and the call for papers is now out. More info here and copy of conference flyer below.

3. A new TeachingEnglish course started this week, Professional development pathways: focus on professional development. More info and registration here

Free, twelve hours long – three hours a week for four weeks – and here’s the course blurb:

“Give your teaching knowledge and skills a boost by learning to take control of your professional development. Explore a range of developmental activities available to teachers and how to take advantage of them through collaboration and reflective practice.”

4. The next IATEFL webinar at 15:00 UK time this Saturday, 8th October with Andre Hedlund from BRAZ-TESOL sounds interestingly wacky, The Owl Factor: KNOW, SHOW, GROW More info and registration here

Andre’s personal blog is here

and the full list of IATEFL events is here They’re all free to join but I don’t think IATEFL would mind if you joined!

5. The next NATESOL webinar, ELT, 21st century skills, the climate emergency and you, with Christopher Graham, is also this Saturday, a little earlier, at 10:00 UK time. More info here and registration here You need to register by the end of tomorrow UK time.

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