Tuesday, 7th March (Cambridge)

1. It’s International Women’s Day tomorrow, and one stop english have a lesson on the subject to download here, with versions at intermediate and advanced https://www.onestopenglish.com/international-womens-day/558174.article PDFs below.

There’s a fair bit of free stuff at one stop english if you rummage around on their website, this for example, ‘Eight hours’ sleep! And you must eat breakfast!’ The truth behind 10 of the biggest health beliefs with elementary, intermediate and advanced student worksheets and teacher’s notes to download here https://www.onestopenglish.com/general-english/eight-hours-sleep-and-you-must-eat-breakfast-the-truth-behind-10-of-the-biggest-health-beliefs/1000681.article PDFs also below.

2. British Council are also marking International Women’s Day tomorrow, with a mini-conference starting at 13:00 UK time comprising three separate one-hour webinars, each focusing on a different element of gender and equity in English language teaching:

a) the THEMIS project (Evaluating gender equity and equality in the English language teacher curriculum, ICT policies and learning materials in Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa);

b) CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) in ELT;

c) Gender-ing ELT: What can we do in our everyday classes?

More info and registration here https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/news-and-events/webinars/webinars-teachers/international-womens-day-mini-event

3. The IATEFL English for Speakers of Other Languages Special Interest Group (ESOLSIG) is offering a free webinar at 19:00 UK time this Thursday, 9th March with Carol Goodey, Making connections and facilitating learning between ESOL and wider communities More info and registration here https://www.iatefl.org/events/426

“This webinar will consider the value of collaborative work that brings people together to learn with, from and about each other. There will be a focus on practice, sharing a local community project developed in collaboration with non-ESOL colleagues. This will include the activities used to facilitate connections between people from different backgrounds with little shared language and reflection on what was learned.”

4. And, finally, if you like reading spy fiction you’ll enjoy this true life ‘gift article’ from The New York Times, The Daring Ruse That Exposed China’s Campaign to Steal American Secrets https://tinyurl.com/3dmk5tke

Well, maybe that ‘true’ belongs in inverted commas unless you work for the FBI!

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