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Thursday, 1st December (Cambridge)

1. This one’s a bit specific, for those of you that completed – or supervised the completion of – an MA thesis at a European university during 2022 within the area of language use, language policy and multilingualism. EFNIL http://efnil.org/Continue reading

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Tuesday, 29th November (Cambridge)

1. The UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is held on 3rd December each year. This Friday, December 2nd, the TeachingEnglish team are holding an online event in support of IDPD on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in … Continue reading

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Thursday, 24th November (Richmond)

1. The 2nd ‘Decentring ELT’ conference will be held on 10th and 11th March next year, and the call for papers is now open. More info on both the conference itself and the ‘decentring’ concept here https://www.hornby-trust.org.uk/decentring-elt and in the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 22nd November (Richmond)

1. Joshua Bell is a post-doctoral researcher in the Maths Department at Oxford University; he also beat more than eight million (!) other players worldwide, including the world’s best chess player, Magnus Carlsen, when he won the Fantasy Football League … Continue reading

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Thursday, 17th  November (Cambridge)

1. You’ll find reports on all forty Partnered Remote Language Improvement (PRELIM) 2 partnerships – from ‘A’ for Angola to ’Z’ for Zambia! – here, plus Martyn Clarke and Rose Aylett’s summary report. https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/partnered-remote-language-improvement-prelim-2-project-report PDF of Rose and Martyn’s report … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 15th November (Cambridge)

1. This event on Friday at 12:30 UK time (18:00 Delhi time), chaired by Amol Padwad, looks likely to be good: Learning languages by promoting cultural diversity: policy and practice. It will include insights from research commissioned by the British … Continue reading

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Thursday, 10th  November (Richmond)

1. Harry Kuchah Kuchah is giving the next webinar in the Universitas Negeri JakartaGraduate School ‘Language, Society, Education’ monthly programme, Silence and Silencing: English Medium Education and the Exclusion of Girls in an African Basic Education Context, at 08:30 UK … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 8th November (Richmond)

1. From a newspaper ‘down under’ – from a UK perspective, at least! – for a change, the Sydney Morning Herald: University students caught paying others to do their work at record levels https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/university-students-caught-paying-others-to-do-their-work-at-record-levels-20221025-p5bsrx.html I wonder if ‘the war on … Continue reading

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Thursday, 3rd November (Cambridge)

An accidental focus on listening today. 1. I’ve never felt able to take out full membership of the Stephen Fry fan club, which says more about me than it does about him, I’m sure. Nonetheless, Cross prejudice notwithstanding, here’s the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 1st November (Cambridge)

1. The Green English language teaching page on the Green Action ELT website is a very rich resource https://green-action-elt.uk/act-now/teach/#outdoor-elt Scroll right down for a video on Green ELT for lower language levels from Carol Samlal https://youtu.be/J342v5JTUB0 Green Action ELT is … Continue reading

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