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Catch up with IATEFL in Brum
Scott Thornbury‘s fascinating plenary on the last 50 (or was it 2500?) years of language teaching was just one of the highlights of this year’s IATEFL. You can see all the plenaries, as well as many sessions and interviews, by clicking on the link above.
Words, books and language
Charlotte Bronte anniversary
The author of Jane Eyre, The Professor, Shirley and Villette was born two hundred years ago yesterday. You can read lists of factoids about her, or test your knowledge with a quiz, or maybe just go and (re)read one of her books.
With the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death falling tomorrow, you can’t move for Shakespeare-themed articles and features. This one tickled me.