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A-Z of Global Issues by Julie Pratten, Linda Ruas & Helen Waldron

‘A-Z of Global Issues’ is a resource book containing 26 interesting and engaging activities, discussions and role plays, designed to bring real issues into the classroom. It comes with user-friendly teaching notes, which outline the language focus, level, type of activities, timing and suggested lesson plan. The activities are suitable for business and general ELT […]

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Social Justice in English Language Teaching by Hastings, C. & Jacob, L. (Eds.)

Reviewed by James D. Mitchell Social Justice in English Language Teaching is a collection of chapters about various identities (linguistic and non-linguistic) and aspects of social justice (e.g. human rights, peace, global citizenship, environmental issues). The book is divided into seven parts: ‘Social Justice and English Language Teaching’ (the introduction); ‘Peace building and English Language […]

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English across the Fracture Lines – British Council

Intriguing articles, including one by a former GISIG coordinator, Mike Solly. Chap. 3 on Gaza and its many aporias is co-written by a key Palestinian colleague, Dr. Nazmi Al-Masri, who remains largely confined inside the Gaza Strip as Associate Professor at the Islamic University of Gaza. The sole contributor from Eastern Europe, Vesna Tasevska-Dudeska in […]

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Students for Peace by Eduardo Amos

Students for Peace (SFP) is a four-book series whose cross-cutting theme is Peace Education. It was originally designed for Brazilian 6th to 9th graders with ages ranging from 11 to 15. Each book is organized into eight chapters, comprising a total of 144 pages each. Each chapter is built around a topic which deals with […]

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Global Justice in Easier English by Linda Ruas

Reviewed by Stella Smyth Global Justice in Easier English: Upper-Intermediate is part of a series of three short booklets of about 42 pages, at levels Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), and Upper intermediate (B2). Each booklet includes 6 units constituting approximately 2 hours of classroom work. These units are cognitively challenging, culturally varied, and oriented towards […]

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Why Global Issues by Linda Ruas

We are happy to announce that the new book of  GISIG Joint Coordinator Linda Ruas is now available in both paperback and electronic formats. The best thing about it: all author royalties plus a contribution from the publisher, Academic Study Kit will go to GISIG-related projects to support and train volunteer teachers of English in refugee […]

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52 – A year of subversive activity for the ELT classroom

The authors of 52 – Lindsay Clandfield and Luke Meddings – kindly made available six of their awesome actives to be displayed on our website. We are going to publish one of them each month, starting today. Enjoy! And if you like these samples, head over to The Round and buy the full book. By doing so you […]

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Global (pre-intermediate), Lindsay Clandfield, Macmillan 2010

Global (pre-intermediate) Lindsay Clandfield Macmillan 2010 158 pages ISBN: 978-0-230-03309-2 The adult coursebook “Global” by Lindsay Clandfield, has gained more and more popularity among teachers throughout the world as an excellent teaching resource since its publication in 2010. In the era of global English, more and more English teachers have realised the importance of improving […]

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English in deprived circumstances Maximising learner autonomy

English in deprived circumstances Maximising learner autonomy Bangalore: Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd./Foundation Books, 2007. Paperback 85 pp. ISBN-13: 978-81-759-6435-8 Author: R. Amritavalli Reviewed by Bill Templer, Bulgaria In combating the learned helplessness of our English language learners (ELLs), galvanizing learner autonomy is one prime avenue for sustained change. Can ELLs choose their own […]

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Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca

Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers Series Paperback, 223 pp. ISBN-10: 0194422003 ISBN-13: 978-0194422000 Author: Robin Walker Reviewed by Chia Suan Chong, UK In a world where English is cementing its position as the lingua franca used for international communication, it is issues with pronunciation, and not […]

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