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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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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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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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Africa TESOL 2019 – Pre Conference Event

You can access the PCE slides here: Amira Salama: Doing Classroom Research Catherine Njau: Social Issues in the Classroom Flavien Lanmantchion: Research into Gender in ELT Linda Ruas: Materials for change Tim Hyua: Re-imagining the ELT classroom through research into global issues.

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WEBINAR: Climate Emergency: What action can the ELT community take in the classroom?

Do you wish your lessons could become part of the international dialogue on the need to act on the climate emergency and other issues of environmental justice, while offering an excellent language learning experience that motivates students? If so this is the webinar for you. All too often courses and coursebooks are ecologically illiterate, and […]

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WEBINAR: Building Teacher Communities – Going Global with WhatsApp

27 April 2019 at 4pm UTC Are you interested in finding out how you can use online platforms to support teacher development? In this webinar Elie Megan will talk about how teachers in Africa are using WhatsApp to build teaching communities where they can meet to share ideas, projects and materials and integrate global issues […]

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