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Multilingual Thursday, 18th November

1. Good notice of this UCL Linguistics Circle event at 10:00 UK time on Wednesday, 1st December with Emma Dafouz from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain: Approaching English-medium Education in Multilingual University Settings through the ROAD-MAPPING framework. Registration here … Continue reading

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Phobic Wednesday, 17th November

1. First, a blog for Cambridge University Press and Assessment (never to be acronymised, I’m reliably informed, as it sounds like a lollipop) by Chris Sowton celebrating Paulo Freire https://www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/2021/11/09/what-freire-can-teach-about-teaching/ Blog home page here https://www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/category/blog-type/ 2. … and second, a … Continue reading

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Climate Tuesday, 16th November

1. I’ve mentioned Dave Reay before. He and I worked together when I was in Edinburgh and I certainly recognise him in this sentence, “Reay is probably enthusiastic about a lot of things …”, from this article in The Guardian … Continue reading

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ELTons Monday, 15th November

I had expected to be reporting live from the ELTons awards ceremony in London today but was knocked for six by the side effects of my Covid booster jab yesterday. So, here’s what I’ve learnt from the online version of … Continue reading

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Friday, 12th November

1. Dip your toes into The Language & Power Podcast, which focuses on some of the language in and around COP 26 in Glasgow? https://languagepowerpodcast.org/ 2. Good stuff from Dee Rutgers and colleagues at Cambridge University on how multilingual students … Continue reading

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Multilingual Thursday, 11th November

1. First of all, an invitation from my colleague, Ann Veitch: “Please join our EME in HE research / publication dissemination event on Wednesday 1st December, 13.00-15.30 UK time. This is our ‘launch event’ for the British Council perspective on … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 10th November

1. Two opportunities next Thursday, 18th November, to join this OUP web event with Jane Setter, Pronunciation for a Global World, at 09:30 and 17:30 UK time. More info and registration here https://elt.oup.com/events/global/Pronunciation-for-a-Global-World?cc=global&selLanguage=en and below is another copy of the … Continue reading

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Monday, 8th November

No message tomorrow; back on Wednesday! 1. Starting next Tuesday, 16th November, Teaching pathways: How to teach listening https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-pathways-how-teach-listening Learn over four sensibly-paced weeks how to design listening tasks and improve the active and effective listening skills of your students. … Continue reading

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Friday, 5th November

1. This year’s ELTons awards ceremony will be live online at 13:45 UK time on Monday 15th November https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/eltons-innovation-awards-2021-live-online and the shortlisted finalists this year are a truly global collection: New Zealand, Japan, Russia, China, Brazil, Gaza, Belarus ….  https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/eltons-innovation-awards-2021-finalists … Continue reading

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Multilingual Thursday, 4th November

1. Next Monday, 8th November at 16:30 UK time sees the Cambridge Annual Distinguished Lecture on Second Language Learning and Teaching by Alastair Henry from University West in Trollhättan (wonderful placename!), Sweden: Motivational Persistence in Multiple Language Learning: Identities, Vision, … Continue reading

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