Global Issues SIG Newsletter Dec 2016 ISSUE 35
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Global Issues SIG Newsletter June 2016 ISSUE 34 by Niovi Hatzinikolaou, Greece Since migration in Greece reached a peak more and more people have become sensitized over the issue. At first, by sending clothes and food supplies and later on by actively undertaking different tasks in the large refugee camp in Eidomeni and other reception camps […]
by Vafeidou Avgi, Aristotelio College, Greece A road that is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery (C.P. Cavafy, Ithaca) One of the biggest problems for the thousands of refugees and migrants that came to Eidomeni and Diavata– Greece in 2016 is language. All of them are from countries such as Syria, Afghanistan […]
References Abu Salama, Tamam. (2015). Gaza family to daughter studying abroad, ‘We do miss you Baba, but don’t come’. Mondoweiss, 19 January. http://goo.gl/wsVUV4 Alareer, Refaat, ed. (2014). Gaza writes back: Short stories from young writers in Gaza, Palestine. Charlottesville, VA: Just World Books. Publisher’s link: http://goo.gl/5dZoR0 Alashqar, Khaled. (2014). Burning the future of Gaza’s children. […]
Dana Radler, Member of the GISIG Committee, who did the below given exercise herself in her classes writes as a short introductory note about it: This material aims at exploring the world of young professionals working to improve and develop their English; and the objective is to reflect on the time and energy people generally […]
This article written by the founding father of our SIG puts ELT today into wider social, economic, political perspectives. It reminds me that my main aim as an educator is to encourage a critical, non-conformist stance in my students. Encourage them to shake off social conditioning, see the world around them with fresh eyes, question […]
The following two exercises are samples from the teaching work of Dr. Esther Lucas (1918-2011), one of the founding members of IATEFL GISIG. Esther was also a member of the Global Issues SIG Committee and Newsletter Editor for the Newsletters No. 14 – 19. The exercise comes from issue No. 16. It is a prime […]
The following article describes a lovely way to make grand sounding concepts easy and understandable for everybody. It takes three examples from widely distributed text books for teaching English and breaks them down to the exercise level. This is done in such a way that even the most unwilling learner is made aware of the […]
The author demonstrates how to localise global themes in the English coursebook with two detailed examples, so that teachers can engage students more in the learning process, to generate more live language for their immediate use, and to raise their awareness and responsibility as global citizens in the future. Xiaobing Wang ELT in A Globalized […]
The following Bibliography and attached exercises represent one of GISIG’s core aspects of teaching: making learners aware of how easy it is to stereotype and cast out others from one’s own society. In the Bibliography section it also gives help to teachers and course organisers on the topics based on the backlash of hatred after […]
- APPI GISIG forum in Portugal May 3, 2017
- GISIG at the APPI Conference in Lisbon April 23, 2017
- GISIG Track Day – IATEFL Glasgow 2017 April 6, 2017
- Zooming in and Zooming out by Nick Bilbrough February 19, 2017
- GISIG WEBINAR on 19th February, 2017 January 12, 2017
- Sophia Louise: Dear Avgi Vafeidou, I hope you are well! Thank y...
- Linda Ruas: Thank you Arnold / Chrysa - great, relevant resour...
- Joan Beach: Hello I am a retired teacher living in California ...
- Bill Templer: Here an excellent article students at mi-intermedi...
- Bill Templer: DIE LINKE in Germany, Katja Kipping, sent this out...