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Tuesday, 14th June

1. This Friday, 17th June, is United Nations World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought and to mark this day the Language Centre, School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary University of London will be hosting a webinar … Continue reading

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Monday, 13th June

1. The London School of Economics (LSE) are holding a festival this week: full details here https://festival.lse.ac.uk/ With a series of short videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK4elntcUEy2OUUr6Mv2N-goydqGyqr7t that includes How can we tackle digital inequalities? https://youtu.be/MVb3ehwsufc and How can we support climate resilient … Continue reading

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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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