IATEFL GISIG and MaWSIG invite competition entries for the project ‘Cinema Inspirations’. Population growth, global warming, disappearing species, human rights … There are many challenges, trends and pressing concerns facing humanity today.The ‘Cinema Inspirations’ project aims to create a bank of freely accessible ELT materials based on films related to these global issues. Submit an […]
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‘A-Z of Global Issues’ is a resource book containing 26 interesting and engaging activities, discussions and role plays, designed to bring real issues into the classroom. It comes with user-friendly teaching notes, which outline the language focus, level, type of activities, timing and suggested lesson plan. The activities are suitable for business and general ELT […]
Reviewed by James D. Mitchell Social Justice in English Language Teaching is a collection of chapters about various identities (linguistic and non-linguistic) and aspects of social justice (e.g. human rights, peace, global citizenship, environmental issues). The book is divided into seven parts: ‘Social Justice and English Language Teaching’ (the introduction); ‘Peace building and English Language […]
Intriguing articles, including one by a former GISIG coordinator, Mike Solly. Chap. 3 on Gaza and its many aporias is co-written by a key Palestinian colleague, Dr. Nazmi Al-Masri, who remains largely confined inside the Gaza Strip as Associate Professor at the Islamic University of Gaza. The sole contributor from Eastern Europe, Vesna Tasevska-Dudeska in […]
Students for Peace (SFP) is a four-book series whose cross-cutting theme is Peace Education. It was originally designed for Brazilian 6th to 9th graders with ages ranging from 11 to 15. Each book is organized into eight chapters, comprising a total of 144 pages each. Each chapter is built around a topic which deals with […]
Reviewed by Stella Smyth Global Justice in Easier English: Upper-Intermediate is part of a series of three short booklets of about 42 pages, at levels Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), and Upper intermediate (B2). Each booklet includes 6 units constituting approximately 2 hours of classroom work. These units are cognitively challenging, culturally varied, and oriented towards […]
We are happy to announce that the new book of GISIG Joint Coordinator Linda Ruas is now available in both paperback and electronic formats. The best thing about it: all author royalties plus a contribution from the publisher, Academic Study Kit will go to GISIG-related projects to support and train volunteer teachers of English in refugee […]
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 […]
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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