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17th April 2020 – Creating Change Launch Party

Creating Change Launch Party In GISIG’s first ever Facebook Live event, Rose Aylett launched our latest publication ‘Creating Change – Global Issues in ELT in Africa’, a fantastic compilation of 22 articles on global issues, written by authors from 17 different African nations. Edited by GISIG’s Linda Ruas, the publication can be downloaded for free […]

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29th February 2020 – TESOL Sudan 9th International Conference (Global Issues Remote Strand

GISIG Committee Member Hind Elyas led the global issues remote strand at this year’s TESOL Sudan conference in Khartoum earlier this year. The strand was made up of three pre-recorded presentations by the SIG’s committee members Linda Ruas, Rose Aylett and Gergo Fekete. Hind reviews the conference in Issue 41 of the GISIG newsletter or […]

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23rd February 2020 – MaWSIG Panel Webinar

Making materials that reflect the realities of marginalised groups Panel webinar with Heloisa Duarte, Varinder Unlu and David Valente Read MaWSIG’s review of the webinar here.

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21st June 2021 – GISIG Showcase at the IATEFL 2021 Virtual Conference

The Global Issues SIG Showcase on Monday 21st June highlighted some of the important work being done by ELT professionals around the world to integrate issues of social justice into their practice. This diverse selection of talks and workshops addressed a range of issues – from gender bias to ‘the death of truth’, from sharing the […]

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MaWSIG & GI SIG joint webinar – 25 January 2020

MaWSIG meets GI SIG, 25 January 2020, 1.30 pm UTC Making good materials for everyone, everywhere, no matter how much money they have  Linda Ruas and Margarita Kosior Both Linda and Margarita have been involved in projects teaching English learners and training teachers or making materials for use in areas with limited resources, be it […]

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Transport Issues Month – Summary

The month of October focused on Transport. Many interesting topics were shared and these topics will be displayed below: The GISIG Website Week 1: (1/10 -5/10) GISIG member, Bill Templar shared many interesting resources this week. He started off the discussion by introducing “World Bicycle Day.” https://eltsustainable.com/category/dates-and-occasions/june-3rd-world-bicycle-day/ Another Interesting lesson plan on the same topic […]

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12 Months of Social Issues

12 Months of Social Issues

We are proud to announce this brilliant classroom resource collection by our own Margarita Kosior. 12 Months of Social Issues collects brilliant lesson ideas complete with handouts for students. and instructions for teachers. Each lesson is centered around a special day of the year and it explores a wide variety of social issues including Mother […]

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12th June 2021 – GISIG & LitSIG Pre Conference Event

The 54th IATEFL Conference, Exhibition and Careers Fair went virtual in June 2021, and so did our Pre-Conference Event! Delegates from both the IATEFL Literature and Global Issues SIGs, logged on for a whole day of online CPD on the theme of ‘migrant narratives’. The issue of migration is a pressing phenomenon in our contemporary world. […]

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Transport Issues Month 2019

This October we are focusing on the issues around transportation. We chose this topic for several reasons: it is a core part of most course books so related global issues can be easily integrated into the curriculum it can be approached in many different countries and contexts, from the poorest villages of Africa to the flourishing […]

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The Image Conference | 2019

GISIG is present at the 2019 Image Conference in Brussels! For more information about the conference, click here. Materials Linda Ruas: ‘I’m a refugee’

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