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Ukraine crisis March 19 #2

Russian provocateurs setting up roadblocks in Donetsk area, to block Ukrainian army movements needed to protext the border. They are begging the Ukrainians to fire at them, so Putin has another excuse for invasion. Russian troops stormed the Ukrainian military … Continue reading

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Ukraine crisis March 19

Putin’s campaign of ethnic cleansing in Crimea has already started, only 1 day after annexation. Today Russia announced that Crimean Tatars will be forced off their land, as they feared.http://en.ria.ru/world/20140319/188544777/Crimean-Tatars-Will-Have-to-Vacate-Land–Official.html [NB longer pieces about Ukraine on separate page]  

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BETT Show January 30, 2013

BETT is the biggest educational technology show in the world. Now being held at ExCel in Docklands, it’s a long ride from central London but worth it for the breadth of exhibits and the great talks – all for free … Continue reading

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Conference presentations

The Conferences &  Presentations pages are now live and you can download my PowerPoints from there in PDF format. Please feel free to send questions comments on the presentations!

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IATEFL Hungary

IATEFL Hungary brought 300 delegates from 18 countries to Eger, a charming medieval city about 100km from Budapest, close to Slovakia, Romania & Ukraine for their excellent annual conference this past weekend. The conference brought in international gurus like Scott … Continue reading

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European Day of Languages 2012

Every year September 26 comes around too quickly, and in the UK we neglect to join in the celebration of the European Day of Languages. A few events are arranged here and there but there is no press coverage or … Continue reading

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Market intelligence for ELT

New launches in the Market Report series to support UK ELT schools The British Council and English UK held a launch event for three English Language Market Reports: China, Italy and Turkey on Wednesday 19 September at The Royal Society. … Continue reading

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IATEFL Peru in Lima, 2012

After months of tireless work by association founder Leo Marin and her dedicated team, the first full IATEFL Peru  conference ran smoothly over a warm winter’s weekend in Lima, with plenary speakers Paul Seligson, Andrew Sheehan, Penny Ur and myself. … Continue reading

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On the Mersey Beat

At the weekend I went to Liverpool to speak at the EnglishUK North conference, held at a stunningly designed language school called  LILA* – which I assume stands for the Liverpool International Language Academy. The conference was excellent, with a … Continue reading

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EAQUALS 20th anniversary, Trieste

The city welcomed us to the historic Teatro Rosetti for 2 days of stimulating conference sessions and the celebration of the anniversary, followed by a reception and gala dinner at the glamorous Excelsior Palace on the seafront. Peter Brown, founding … Continue reading

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