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Language and words in the news – 22nd April, 2016

© Ioannis Kounadeas / Fotolia.comThis post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular.

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Language teaching and resources

Shakespeare Lives
The British Council has a great selection of resources for those who want to explore Shakespeare’s legacy, including a MOOC.

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.

The Hands Up Project
Nick Bilborough of the Hands Up Project has some innovative ideas about how to teach English remotely and in challenging circumstances.

Words, books and language

A bloody aardvark
Macmillan’s online dictionary has an exciting new feature – images. The first few are online now and many more will be rolled out over the next few weeks.

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.

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Shakespeare’s return
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.

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