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Multilingual Thursday, 2nd December

1. The next event in Universitas Negeri Jakarta’s monthly Zoominar series is at 09:00 UK time next Thursday,  9th December: Tony Capstick from Reading University on Using case studies to understand language and migration. In Tony’s words, “In this talk, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 1st December

1. Straight question: Should education leaders be listening to children? That’s the title of this OECD blog post https://oecdedutoday.com/should-education-leaders-be-listening-to-children/ that reports that children are overwhelmingly positive about their early learning experience. So what goes wrong later, then? 2. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Climate Tuesday, 30th November

1. So this is what it’s like to be on the front line of climate change, is it? https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/nov/26/blowing-the-house-down-life-on-the-frontline-of-extreme-weather-in-the-gambia 2. Our new headquarters building in Stratford, to which I’ll be making what is still at present a rare visit tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Monday, 29th November

1. “Rather than closing the dialogue between teachers and researchers (…) we hope to widen the door and increase the amount of dialogue” is the avowed ambition of TESOLgraphics: TESOL research at your fingertips, launched earlier today https://tesolgraphics.weebly.com/ I’ve not … Continue reading

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Friday, 26th November

1. I’ve sometimes wondered whether I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), given my eagerness to line up all the jars in the fridge with the labels to the front, but I’ve never felt it necessary to get myself assessed. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Multilingual Thursday, 25th November

Bit of a focus on spoken language this week. 1. Practical Advice on Teaching English Pronunciation for a Global World: Teaching Towards International Intelligibility is the title of a webinar by Robin Walker for Oxford University Press at either 09:30 … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 24th November

Tonight’s message is clearly fated: two events I was going to include are either cancelled or sold out! I’ve made enquiries about the sold out one. 1. All That She Carried – The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family … Continue reading

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Climate Tuesday, 23rd November

1. Here’s a report by the Chatham House think-tank here in the UK on COP26, with a 500-word summary of key findings and a link to the full report https://www.chathamhouse.org/2021/11/cop26-what-happened-what-does-mean-and-what-happens-next PDFs of both summary and full report below. 2. Here’s … Continue reading

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Monday, 22nd November

1. Next Monday, 29th November, sees the launch of TESOL Graphics, an ‘online repository of infographic summaries of secondary research in TESOL’. More info and registration here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tesol-resources-for-teachers-online-website-launch-tickets-166146343185 I take this to mean quick, at-a-glance, visual summaries of research: look … Continue reading

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Friday, 19th November

1. I hadn’t realised that registration for this series of three workshops curated by Swansea University closes next Monday, 22nd November – sorry! Our first years in academia: Managing applied linguistics research alongside teaching and other tasks. Registration and more … Continue reading

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