You can download our summary of the 2015 Issues Month below. A huge thanks to our Sylvia Ozbalt for collecting all these wonderful materials.
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When it comes to global issues – and in the Global Issues SIG it really does – the topic of migration cannot be left unaddressed, especially in the light of what is currently happening in the world. But should we bring this controversial topic to the ELT classroom? Can we? Judging by the level of […]
How you can participate October 2015 is IATEFL Global Issues SIG special event – War & Peace Issues Month! For the third year in a row, we are holding a month-long online event. This is an asynchronous event, developed with the aim of sharing ideas about teaching English with a conscience, this year through the […]
We live in turbulent times. Conflict, fear, anger, loss… They are also times of compassion, action, hope and great strength. For the third year, we are holding a month-long online event. We invite teachers, teacher trainers and writers to contribute their ideas on applying themes connected to “War & Peace” to an English teaching context. […]
The scholarship is named in memory of one of the founders of the Global Issues Special Interest Group and aims to assist a teacher to attend the IATEFL 50th anniversary conference in Birmingham in 2016. It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL to apply for this scholarship. The award consists of: registration for […]
Webinar date and time: Saturday 14 March 2015 10:00 GMT Carol Rainbow B Phil Ed (hons), Advanced TEFL Cert, 360 degree safe trainer and assessor as well as a CEOP trained e-safety teacher / trainer. Carol lives and has taught in the UK for many years. She was an ICT Consultant for Oxfordshire LA working […]
IATEFL Manchester Conference 2015
GISIG Track Day – @Central 6 Where’s the language? Spiraling teachable moments throughout a content-based curriculum Sylvia Ozbalt & Cristina Peralejo (University of British Columbia, ELI) Sustainability, civil society, global citizenship. Such topics are current and often personally relevant to instructors and students alike. But how do we keep the EAL classroom grounded in language […]
The month is over, but the resources live on right here! Resources by theme Certain themes, inter-related of course, seemed to resonate through Home & Shelter issues month. Discussions were accompanied by a lot of easily accessible online resources. This page is a collection of many of these, grouped by inter-related themes. For the complete […]
Home & Shelter Issues Month so far… Homelessness has been a recurring topic this month, as in this poignant 4:30 clip about a poet, befriended on the streets of Sao Paolo, who finds home and shelter in a deep sense after nearly 35 years living on his urban “island”. See video and full […]
An interesting question to explore with students is what other ‘homes’ outside their family they have ever been inside, how often and why. Of their friends, for example, and who their friends are. Many students everywhere have never been inside the home of the local ‘Others’. In Israel, most Jewish citizens have never been in […]
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- Bill Templer: Here an excellent article students at mi-intermedi...
- Bill Templer: DIE LINKE in Germany, Katja Kipping, sent this out...
- Bill Templer: Have students read this and comment, on Kyrgyzstan...
- Cassie: Hi, I would also like to be involved. Please email...
- Linda Ruas: Hi Rida, We'd love you to come if it's possi...