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Non-Multilingual Thursday, 23rd September

We’ll have a Multilingual Monday instead! 1. It’s been quite a while since I had a look at the UKFIET website. A good piece by Maiya Hershey, Harry Haynes and Ben Webster has gone up just today, Learning Ecosystems: Reimagining … Continue reading

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‘Invitation Wednesday’, 22nd September

1. First up tonight, an invitation from my colleague Paul Braddock to give a webinar for the TeachingEnglish community. Come on now, don’t be shy! Full details in the PDF below. 2. Second, an invitation from my colleague Graham Stanley … Continue reading

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Climate Tuesday, 21st September

1. Scotland’s Climate Assembly https://www.climateassembly.scot/ sent out 20,000 invitations to randomly selected households across Scotland. Of those who responded, 105 people were invited to take part in the Assembly. Assembly members were selected to be broadly representative of Scotland’s population … Continue reading

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Monday, 20th September

Sorry about the hiccup on Friday! Earlier than usual today, as I’m off down to London to celebrate Vietnamese National Day. 1. There’s scope for a good class discussion based on these two very short videos from the Royal National … Continue reading

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Multilingual Thursday, 16th September

1. This year’s Einar Haugen Lecture at Oslo University will be given by Aneta Pavlenko at 14:15 UK time next Friday, 24th September. Described as “a tour in a time machine, starting out in Ptolemaic Alexandria in 323 BC and … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 15th September

1. A blog post by Nick Michelioudakis for Oxford University Press, to start with, How To Turn Reading Into A Habit https://oupeltglobalblog.com/2021/09/10/reading-habit/ I’m feeling a little mischievous, so will point out that Nick’s writing about a world of dental floss, … Continue reading

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Partly Climatic Tuesday, 14th September

1. There’s still time to enter the Climate Action for Language Education (CALE) school video competition https://www.britishcouncil.org/climate-connection/get-involved/action-language-education/school-video-competition I left out one very important partner when I first mentioned this competition last Tuesday, namely IATEFL Global Issues SIG (GISIG) https://gisig.iatefl.org/ Sorry, … Continue reading

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Monday, 13th September

1. British Council colleagues in East Asia are running a series of webinars on Teacher Takeaways: Practical Ideas for Classroom Teaching in partnership with the China English Teacher Professional Teachers Association. More info and registration details here https://www.britishcouncil.cn/en/teach/2021webinar Fraser Bewick … Continue reading

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Friday, 10th September

1. I remain hopelessly and culpably unclear what’s free and what’s not on onestopenglish, but here goes with the latest Vocabulary Builders lesson, Internet Language: What is the difference between patois, jargon, and slang? It’s designed to help your students … Continue reading

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Catch-Up Thursday, 9th September

Multi-lingual Thursday will return next week. I’m very sorry for the disruption to normal service. The Virgin broadband engineer comes tomorrow morning …. 1. Details here of Oxford University Press’s ELT Together 2021 event, which runs on six days in … Continue reading

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