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Teaching Resources on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Below you can find resources from all around the internet that might help you bring this important global issue to your lessons. We at GISIG believe that our goal as human beings on this planet should be above all to live peacefully next to one-another and to settle our disputes via negotiations instead of violence. […]

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17th May 2022 – GISIG Showcase (IATEFL Belfast)

This year’s Global Issues Showcase on Tuesday 17th May 2022 will feature a fantastic line up of ELT professionals from around the world. The one thing they all have in common? An interest in raising awareness and taking action on issues of economic, social and environmental injustice, through their work as English Language educators. Read […]

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16th May 2022 – GISIG & IP&SEN SIG Pre-Conference Event (IATEFL Belfast)

ACCESS ALL AREAS: LANGUAGE STUDENT AND TEACHER IDENTITIES How can we make English language education accessible to all identities?How are different identities represented in or excluded from ELT materials?How can we better deal with conflicts of identity in our classroom?How can we develop progressive institutional policies to protect individual identities?How can we cater for our […]

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2021 Conversations for Change – Discussion Series

Following the success of our two 2020 publications, Creating Change – Global Issues in ELT in Africa and Creating Global Change, in 2021 we continued the conversation for change, but this time live, interactive and collectively, online. Throughout 2021, GISIG members were invited to join us for lively, action-focused hour-long discussions on a range of critical and timely […]

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2021 Global Shorts Film Club

In April 2021 GISIG launched Global Shorts – an exciting online film club for IATEFL Global Issues SIG members. Short films are a fantastic classroom resource, and there are so many moving, funny, challenging and provocative shorts freely available online. Each month, we shared a collection of curated links to short films on global issues themes for members to use with […]

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5th & 6th December 2020 – GISIG/TDSIG Web Carnival

As 2020 drew to a close, GISIG was proud to team up with the IATEFL Teacher Development SIG (TDSIG) for a fabulous two-day online Web Carnival, focusing on the themes of ‘race and queerness in ELT’. Using our platforms to put race and queerness at the centre of the discussion, we aimed to bring together and amplify the voices of […]

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Issues Month 2020 – Contributions

Do you have relevant material for teaching about this issue? Lesson plans, interesting articles, videos? Share them with us here in the comments below!

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27th June 2020 – GISIG 25th Birthday Party

This year the IATEFL Global Issues SIG is 25 years old! To celebrate all the SIG has achieved over the years, and in anticipation of the next 25, on Saturday, 27 June we hosted an interactive online get together on Zoom. Attendees from all over the world joined GISIG’s new Joint Coordinator, Rose Aylett for a panel discussion with special […]

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Creating Global Change – Call for Contributions

To celebrate 25 years of the IATEFL Global Issues SIG, and following the success of our recent publication Creating Change: Global Issues in ELT in Africa (available here), GISIG are looking for educational changemakers to contribute to a second, similar publication Creating Global Change: Global Issues in ELT Around the World. Have you created change […]

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18th April 2020 – IATEFL Global Get Together

Inclusive ELT materials: principles for design, selection and use Sadly, this year’s IATEFL conference was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But in its place, IATEFL held a fabulous two-day online ‘get together’ – attended by thousands of teachers all around the world and featuring plenaries by a number of IATEFL past presidents as well […]

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