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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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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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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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GISIG Showcase Day at Harrogate 2021

As you know the Manchester 2020 conference has been postponed to 2021 but our Showcase Day lineup stays the same until further notice.

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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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Harrogate 2021 PCE

As you know the Manchester 2020 conference has been postponed to 2021 but our PCE lineup stays the same until further notice. Alan Pulverness: ‘Deprived Of History’: Films And Novels In Third Places Varinder Unlu: A Better Life? Andrew Wright: Migration And Stories Aiden Yeh: The Stories They Don’t Tell: Digital Video Storytelling, Textual And […]

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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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