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Vaguely multilingual Thursday, 16th December

Not clever, to have used up most of my ‘multilingual’ material yesterday! 1. This looks likely to be both fun and complicated to organise, an online school debate festival organised by the QLS language school in Greece, supported by Eaquals … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 15th December

1. Three good, inter-related project mini-sites from the ECML which I was reminded about while attending one of their events today: one on Plurilingual and Intercultural Education https://www.ecml.at/Thematicareas/Plurilingualandinterculturaleducation/tabid/4145/language/en-GB/Default.aspx, one on Resources for assessing the home language competences of migrant pupils … Continue reading

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Climate Tuesday, 14th December

1. A mesmerising speech by Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, at the opening of COP 26 that a friend in Thailand has just brought to my attention: https://youtu.be/PN6THYZ4ngM 2. Here’s a piece from the BBC website on the … Continue reading

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Monday, 13th December

1. Try to find a little time tomorrow between 08:30 and 16:15 UK time to pop in to the live stream of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) annual colloquium on The future of language education in the light … Continue reading

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Friday, 10th December

1. Today is/was United Nations Human Rights Day, something I could usefully have reminded you of earlier in the week, to give you time to prepare a lesson. Here’s a useful page on What are human rights? https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Pages/WhatareHumanRights.aspx and here’s … Continue reading

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Thursday, 9th December

No ‘multilingual’ today as my multilingual larder is bare … 1. This webinar on Friday 17th December, Exploring teacher agency and identity through the Tree of Life approach, from the perspective of ten early career English teachers from Armenia, Brazil, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 8th December

1. Two videos from different parts of the Cambridge University Press and Assessment website: one with lots of bad jokes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9-5oT15dxc81MI-pUui3Ww and another with the recordings of this year’s Cambridge Academic English Conference https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-oYKB0D9-E1h_pS8HguC3aVLWyzYHahn 2. Out this week, the second … Continue reading

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Climate Tuesday, 7th December

1. Here’s a conundrum from The Conversation, If we all choose the fastest mode of travel in a city, the whole city gets slower – and more congested https://theconversation.com/if-we-all-choose-the-fastest-mode-of-travel-in-a-city-the-whole-city-gets-slower-and-more-congested-170740 The authors ask, “What if Google Maps told you not only … Continue reading

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Monday, 6th December

1. Now, here’s a title! Assessment Through the Lens of the Action-oriented Approach of the CEFR: Answering the Wh- Questions is the title of Randi Harlev’s ‘practical and theoretical’ workshop – you’ll have to do some discussion work, I think … Continue reading

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Friday, 3rd December

1. Two apps to explore over the weekend with the help of the team at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Kahoot https://www.educatorstechnology.com/2021/11/kahoot-guide-to-creating-engaging-and.html and Padlet https://www.educatorstechnology.com/2021/11/what-is-padlet-teachers-step-by-step.html I’ve seen (and heard about) both being used very effectively, but my own understanding remains … Continue reading

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