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Pre-IATEFL Conference Event: Glasgow 19 March, 2012

Opening doors: bringing our global issues into class At this successful Pre-Conference Event (PCE) on the day before the start of the main IATEFL Conference which in 2012 was held in Glagow we had two well-attended workshops given by Jamie Keddie on “Videotelling – a marriage of traditional story-telling and video” and Alan Maley, in […]

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The Global Issues Area forum of IATEFL Glasgow online 2012

The Global Issues Area was alive and thriving before, during and after the Conference, thanks to Bill Templer, Paul Woods and all the other members who posted messages. Some of the threads discussed included globalisation and linguistic imperialism, how kids learn about discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes, and women’s issues. Paul Woods posted a list of […]

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The GISIG thread at the IATEFL Main Conference, Glasgow, 21 March 2012

We also had some excellent workshops and presentations during the GISIG Day at the main IATEFL conference which included: Sara Hannam (Greece): English Language teachers and their work: changing trends? Rachel Wicaksono (UK): Raising awareness of ELF in an internationalising university Alan Mackenzie (India): Evaluating internationalism in the curriculum Rachel Bowden (Malaysia): ELTDP: Enquiry-based project […]

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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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Thinking in the EFL Class by Tessa Woodward

Thinking in the EFL Class by Tessa Woodward Helbling Languages 2011   Today more than ever it’s vital that we get into the habit of thinking creatively, with empathy, and in a socially responsible way. I’m convinced that our survival as a human race depends on this. But even if you don’t share my view, […]

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World Water Facts

Acknowledgement: we are grateful to Jamie Keddie and Lessonstream.org for permission to feature this lesson here.

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Mr W

Acknowledgement: we are grateful to Jamie Keddie and Lessonstream.org for permission to feature this lesson here.

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Angry Monkeys

Acknowledgement: we are grateful to Jamie Keddie and Lessonstream.org for permission to feature this lesson here.

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How I become a GI SIG member

Blogging for me is about sharing ideas with people across time and space and engaging with a variety of thinking on important questions. This is its strength. It’s immediate and it’s free of charge – and it’s a space where I am able to ask critical questions and hear what people have to say. Sara […]

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