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Esther Lucas Scholarship for the 2018 IATEFL conference

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 52nd IATEFL conference in Brighton in 2018. It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL to apply for this scholarship. The award consists of: registration for […]

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Special Days Competition

The competition is to plan a lesson about a Special Day – following the format already on our website at our Special Days Section. Deadline for submission is 15 September, 2017 and the prize is two free places on next year’s PCE in Brighton. Please send entries to us at

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Why Global Issues by Linda Ruas

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 […]

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GISIG at the APPI Conference in Lisbon

We’re happy to report that some of our committee members will be present at the 2017 APPI Conference in Lisbon to promote Global Issues!

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GISIG WEBINAR on 19th February, 2017

Webinar Resources Music and Mime, Rhythm and Rhyme by Charles Goodger

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War & Peace Issues Month: How You Can Participate – SHARE HERE!

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 […]

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Food Issues month – Week 2 summary!

by Angelina. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. This graph was shared on the Food Issues Facebook page by the teacher Milada Krajewska. Food month – Week 2 Summary Well we have just finished our second week of Food Month, and things are still coming in! […]

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Food and Water

FOOD AND WATER —Food and industrially-driven consumerism. Many focus points, including advertising, now so extreme on TV, same products marketed globally. –Food adverts on TV.  Have students collect and analyze, in particular the use of imagery. Much of their message is pure suggestion, or identification with a life style, or in the case of ‘Boss’ ice […]

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Children as labourers

CHILD LABOUR Here many videos on child labor, students can explore:   Children as labourers Child labour in East Asia The International Labour Organization (ILO, 2008) estimates 165 million children between ages of 5 and 14 are in child labour worldwide, with a total of some 215 million children and teenage youth engaged in […]

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Child labourers in Thailand

Child labourers in Thailand According to the ILO (2006), some of the worst forms of child labour persist in Thailand: “victims of trafficking, working children under 15 years old, children used in begging, and children in domestic labour. Others sectors include child labour in some manufacturing and fishery industries, services such as karaoke bars and […]

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