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Thursday, 20th May

1. Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and marks the tenth year of a campaign to raise awareness of the need to ensure digital content is accessible to disabled people and those with additional access needs https://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/ My colleague … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 19th May

1. This one, recommended by my colleague Adam, won’t be around for ever, he says: the Association for Learning Technology‘s 12th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy https://oer21.oerconf.org/ Adam recommends you click on whatever takes your fancy … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 18th May

1. Very early notice of this OUP series on Top Tips for Motivation and Engagement on June 8th, 9th and 10th, as they book up very early: https://elt.oup.com/events/global/top-tips-for-motivation-and-engagement?cc=gb&selLanguage=en 2. A series of four short videos on Who Needs Dictionaries?, each … Continue reading

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Monday, 17th May

1. The first of two that I was prompted to include by a colleague from Japan, Gary Robert, this morning: BBC English’s 6 Minute English https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english Lead story at present? ‘When males are not needed’! Programme archives back to 2008 … Continue reading

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Friday, 14th May

1. Chris Farrell from the Centre of English Studies is offering a month’s free trial of the online learning programme they developed as part of the PRELIM project in exchange for a little feedback. Visit their platform https://cesdirectlearning.podia.com/ and choose … Continue reading

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Thursday, 13th May

1. Next Monday, 17th May, at 12:00 UK time, hosted by the University of East Anglia: Social interaction in language teacher education: What a corpus can and can’t tell us by Fiona Farr from the University of Limerick. More info … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 12th May

1. First out of the traps today, the first episode of the new Climate Connection podcast series https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climate-connection-episode-1-taking-temperature-0 You can stream it or download it, and there’s notes on each episode and a transcript. Direct link to first episode here … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 11th May

1. The latest report from Oxford University Press (OUP), Education: The journey towards a digital revolution, draws on insights from OUP staff from 7 countries—the UK, Brazil, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Spain, and Turkey – as well as from hundreds … Continue reading

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Monday, 10th May

1. Lots of good stuff on the IATEFL events page, where the large majority of events are still free to non-members https://www.iatefl.org/events Coming up this week is a TEA (Testing, Evaluation & Assessment) SIG & ESP (English for Specific Purposes) … Continue reading

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Friday, May 7th

1. NILE’s report on ‘hybrid learning’ – will all learning be hybrid in future, I wonder? https://www.nile-elt.com/product?catalog=Hybrid-Learning-in-Language-Teaching-Organisations If you want to watch the recording of the discussion, which is good, you’ll need to register – but that’s free. PDF below. … Continue reading

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