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Friday, 10th June

1. Paddling in a US context is not, as it would be in a UK context, something that many people are anticipating with pleasure this coming sunny weekend (23°C today here in Cambridge) https://hechingerreport.org/state-sanctioned-violence-inside-one-of-the-thousands-of-schools-that-still-paddles-students/ Here’s an article with a bit … Continue reading

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Thursday, 9th June

1. An event at 18:00 UK time next Wednesday, 15th June, from Multilingual Matters and Goldsmiths College that sounds likely to be fun, the launch of the book, Liberating Language Education. Registration here https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=13950 and more info in the flyer … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 8th June

1. An interesting sounding interactive event at 10:00 UK time this Saturday, June 11th, organised by colleagues from Vietnam in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, K–12 Vietnamese learners’ oral peer feedback in classroom L2 task-based interaction https://www.britishcouncil.vn/en/about/press/newsletter-articles/next-partners-innovation-webinar “During this webinar, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 7th June

1. The Cambridge Key Topics in Applied Linguistics series editors Zhu Hua and Claire Kramsch will be in conversation with Jerry Won Lee, discussing his new book, Locating Translingualism, this Thursday, 9th June, at 17:00 UK time. More info and … Continue reading

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Monday, 6th June

1. Six degrees of separation is the idea (with which many of you will be familiar already) that all people (anywhere around the world) are six or fewer social connections away from each other https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_separation See if you can establish … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 31st May

This will be the last post until next Monday, 6th June, largely because of item 1 below! 1. This coming weekend is Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend (not quite sure what ‘Central’ means in this context) here in the UK, in … Continue reading

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Monday, 30th May

1. There’s a Council of Europe Common Framework of Reference (CEFR) webinar at 15:00 UK time on Thursday: Assessing plurilingualism: An example from practice with Belinda Steinhuber from the Centre for Professional (berufsbezogene) Languages in Austria. Registration here https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=grBJPtViSUilsIbtUZKH0rai7LbFWpVAoRIo3dq5irxUNENFQTFRVERQMU40NjlYRVRLVU5HQkxYVi4u handout … Continue reading

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Friday, 27th May

Some reading for the weekend … 1. The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is “an open, global network of members working together within a humanitarian and development framework to ensure that all individuals have the right to a … Continue reading

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Multi-lingual-cultural Thursday, 26th May

1. Here’s the latest free download in the Cambridge Elements series, Explicit and Implicit Learning in Second Language Acquisition by Bill VanPatten and Megan Smith https://www.cambridge.org/core/elements/explicit-and-implicit-learning-in-second-language-acquisition/EBABCB9129343210EB91B9198F17C4EB Their very interesting conclusion is that “second language acquisition is largely if not exclusively … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 25th May

1. Today, the plenary which opened the IATEFL conference in Belfast last week: Nayr Ibrahim on (Re)imagining and (re)inventing early English language learning and teaching. It starts 51 minutes into the video https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=281585834097705 I enjoyed it – including the red … Continue reading

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