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Monday, 28th March

1. The ICEPELL project – Intercultural Citizenship Education through Picturebooks in Early English Language Learning – have just produced a set of seventeen enchanting ‘ICEKits’, teaching packs around picture-books which promote citizenship topics https://icepell.eu/index.php/icekits/ PDF copies of #1, Perfectly Norman, … Continue reading

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Friday, 24th March

1. Andy Hockley’s giving a talk for NATESOL at 10:00 UK time this Saturday, 26th March, entitled From Teacher to Manager. More info and registration here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQjRH_0paVld6Oc_ovwQcolP4Vq6gFvBfEPXhwciJwfhziIw/viewform and home-made PDF of flyer below. NB! You need to register by 17:00 … Continue reading

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Multilingual Thursday, 24th March

1. A collaboration between the universities of Bristol in the UK, Dodoma in Tanzania, and Ketebe in Ethiopia: Theory, Practices and Policies for ‘Late Exit’ Transition in the Language of Learning and Teaching: A Literature Review. ‘Late exit’ transition here … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 23rd March

1. Here’s the first in a series of four podcasts on the final days of the Soviet Union and Putin era Russia from The Rest is History team of Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland https://open.spotify.com/episode/0auxUb9EcE6Ot0SP4y2pko?si=JMq57nyLQNSoAZU6_s4GIg Their avowed intention is to … Continue reading

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Climate Tuesday, 22nd March

1. Green Action ELT https://green-action-elt.uk/ are running a session at 14:00 UK time this Friday, March 25th on Taking your English language lessons outdoors. More info here https://green-action-elt.uk/events/ and registration here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwucO6urD4tH933mA3c1VxDxDOH2psYaexQ Here’s their archive of recordings of past events … Continue reading

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Monday, 21st March

1. Two chances this week to hear Emily Bryson’s talk for National Geographic Learning on Accessible learning: small changes for an inclusive classroom: 17:00 UK time on Wednesday, 23rd March, and 10:00 UK time on Friday, 25th March.More info and … Continue reading

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Friday, 18th March

Reading, listening and watching for the weekend 1. I enjoyed the latest Learnit podcast, which is an interview with Valerie Bridges, Superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools in North Carolina in the USA about Giving Students a Voice in their … Continue reading

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Multilingual Thursday, 17th March

1. Identifying authenticity in procedures of language analysis for the determination of origin (LADO) with the forensic linguist Yaron Matras is the title of the next talk in the University of Reading Applied Linguistics Research Circle series of weekly talks … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 16th March

1. The Association for Quality Education & Training Online (AQUEDUTO) https://aqueduto.com/  have recently published a report by Simon Borg on COVID-19 and the Shift to Online Teacher Education https://aqueduto.com/media/3ytfysdx/covid-19-and-the-shift-to-online-language-teacher-education.pdf “With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it quickly became clear … Continue reading

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Climate Tuesday, 15th March

1. Early warning – and if I remember, I’ll remind you next Tuesday, too – of an event on 28th March, starting at 10:00 UK time, The Climate Connection Global Knowledge Exchange https://www.britishcouncil.org/climate-connection/get-involved/global-exchange There’s a focus session on the Climate … Continue reading

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