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Teaching in difficult circumstances

GISIG members would like to support teachers teaching in difficult circumstances eg. with no resources, to very large classes or in refugee camps etc. Between us at GISIG, we have a range of experience of different types of teaching. Have a look at the following resources: 3 articles about teaching in refugee camps (Greece and Calais) from […]

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ELT for Social Justice – Addressing the Issue of the Holocaust

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Gender Issues Month – Week 4 summary by Leonor Marin

To close with a flourish, week four of our Issues Month was absolutely varied, interesting  striking. Leo shared a poem: Equality – He for She by Shannon PerryCrawley Some lines which stay in our minds: You should have the right to express your emotions and be what you please, You should not be pulled back […]

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Gender Issues Month – Week 3 summary by Gergő Fekete

Week 3 of our Gender Issues Month proved to be just as productive and fruitful as Weeks 1 and 2. On our GISIG website, Julietta shared a ready lesson on Shakespeare’s The taming of the shrew, which inspired a nice collection of gender-themed poems and films. In response to Julietta’s lesson plan, Bill shared his own experience with teaching […]

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Gender Issues Month – Week 2 summary by Julietta Schoenmann

We kicked off Week 2 with a highly engaging post from Bill on the Good Lad Initiative. For those unfamiliar with this, it highlights ‘positive masculinity’ and the way in which men and boys talk about women. This is in direct relation to the recent debates around Donald Trump’s verbal treatment of women and his […]

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Gender Issues Month – Week 1 summary by Linda Ruas

We’ve had a lot of great contributions in our first week, both on our GISIG website and on the linked Facebook page, and are very lucky that MAWSIG are supporting our Issues Month this year! As language teachers, we are probably all interested in the way language changes to accommodate social changes and to start talking […]

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Global Issues related websites and blogs run by GISIG members

Linda Ruas’ Easier English New Internationalist wiki: – an ever-growing collection of hundreds of simplified articles about global justice plus over 60 ready-to-use lessons and teaching tips Kieran Donaghy’s Film English: – ready-to-use lessons based on short films – many of the more recent ones are related to global issues and developing empathy in the […]

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Introducing: Calendar of Special Days

Want to share a lesson plan? Use this template to create your own Special Day unit and send it to us!

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Summary: War & Peace Issues Month

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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A Global Issue in the classroom: Migration

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 […]

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