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JAPAN EVENTS

Global Issues Day at Yokohama JALT

   September 17, 2016 (Sat)  <http://yojalt.org/>

   Kanagawa Kokaido Hall (1:00 pm start)

    Come and attend an exciting afternoon of global issues presentations sponsored by Yokohama JALT Chapter and organized by our GILE SIG!  

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                Global Festival

               October 1 - 2, 2016 (Tokyo)

                  < http://gfjapan2016.jp/ >

 

       Global Festa 2016 will be held on Oct. 1 – 2 in Odaiba, Tokyo. This is Japan’s largest gathering of global issue NGOs. 

       The 2-day event hosts dis- plays by 200 groups (Save the Children, Amnesty International, UNICEF…) plus workshops, music and ethnic cuisine. 

       Info is at the site above. Don’t miss this unique event. Bring your students!!

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   JALT 2016 National Conference

            Nov. 25 – 28, 2016 in Nagoya

              <http://jalt.org/conference/>

   

 The 42nd annual JALT conference will be held November 25–28, 2016 in Nagoya on the theme Transformation in Language Education.  

 Plenary speakers are J.D. Brown (Classroom Assessment), Anne Burns (Transforming the Way We Work) and Dorothy Zemach (How Textbooks Are Made).


JAPANESE UNIVERSITY REQUEST

Wanted: Global E-Learning Activities

     I’m Masataka Kasai, a GILE officer. I’m doing a research project for Japanese universities (JSPS Kakenhi 16K01149) on teaching approaches that mix in-class study with e-learning activities.      

     I’m looking for activities, particularly e-learning, that help students understand global issues and engage to solve them. Any activity at any level is fine. Please send me any activities you have. Thanks!

  Masataka Kasai <[email protected]>

     GILE SIG Japanese Liaison (Kansai Gaidai Univ)

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GLOBAL EVENTS


Peace and Justice Studies Conference Sept. 22-24, 2016 Selkirk College (Canada) <peacejusticestudies.org/conference/2016>

 Literature, Culture and World Peace September 23 - 24, 2016 Pune (India) <http://herso.org/international-conference>

 Countering Violent Extremism and Youth Recruitment: The Role of Universities Oct. 6 - 8, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio (USA) <csuohio.edu/cehs/cve/cve-conference>

NAEE Environmental Education Congress N American Ass of Environmental Education Oct. 19-22, 2016 Madison, Wisconsin (US) Website: <https://naaee.org>

Asian Conference on Education 2016 Theme: Education and Social Justice:

Education for Equality

Oct. 20, 2016 Kobe (Japan)
Website: <iafor.org/conferences/ace2016/>

19th Congress: Educators for World Peace Oct. 24 - 26, 2016 Maharashtra (India) Website: <http://iaewp2016.com/>

Voices of the Future: Languages & Nations December 1 - 2, 2016 Rome (Italy) Website: <www.theworldwideforum.org/>

Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference December 5 - 7, 2016 Bangkok (Thailand) Website: <www.pcrconference.org/> Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2016

More global education events are listed at: www.peace-ed-campaign.org/newsletter/ 


TESOL Virtual Seminar Series 2016
Human Rights Education in the EFL Classroom August 3, 2016 (On-line) <http://www.tesol.org/> (Attend... On-line...)

Japan Association of CollegeEnglish Teachers English Education in a Borderless Era
Sept. 1 – 3, 2016 Sapporo (Japan)
Website: <www.jacet.org/2016convention/>

Korea TESOL 2016 “Shaping the Future” October 15 - 16, 2016 Seoul (South Korea) Web: <https://koreatesol.org/IC2016>

25th ETA-ROC Conference (PAC & AYF) November 11 - 15, 2016 Taipei (Taiwan) Website: <http://www.eta.org.tw/en/>

Communication, Culture, Creativity in ELT November 18 – 19, 2016 Lisbon (Portugal) Web: <https://tefl6.wordpress.com/>

More events at: <www.conferencealerts.com 


Int’l Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language No. 2-3 The Foundry, Seager Road,

Faversham Kent UK ME1 37FD <www.iatefl.org> <[email protected]>

IATEFL 2017 CONFERENCE

IATEFL’s 2017 conference will be held next spring from April 4 – 7 in Glasgow, Scotland. Start planning now to submit a proposal!

# Submission deadline: September 9, 2016

IATEFL’s Global Issues SIG (GI-SIG)

IATEFL’s GI-SIG runs a dynamic site with loads of global education teaching ideas, resources and activities. Check out their list of e-lessons!

Margit Szesztay <[email protected]> GI-SIG Website: http://gisig.iatefl.org


Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

1925 Ballenger Ave, Suite 550,

Alexandria, VA 22314-6820 USA E-mail <[email protected]> Web: <www.tesol.org>

TESOL 2017 CONFERENCE

Next spring’s TESOL 2017 conference will be held from March 21–24 in Seattle, Washington.

Social Responsibility Interest Section (SR-IS)

TESOL’s Social Responsibility IS invites TESOL members worldwide to join. Chair: Myles Hoenig (US )<[email protected]>


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JALT Pan-SIG 2016 Conference

May 20–23, 2016  Meio University (Okinawa)

< http://pansig.org >

This year’s Pan-SIG conference, co-sponsored by GILE SIG, will be held May 20–23 in Nago City, Okinawa on the theme Innovations in Education. Pre- and post-conference Okinawa tours are being planned. Book flights now before prices go up!

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Japan University English Model United Nations (JUEMUN 2016)

 June 24 - 26, 2016   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

http://juemun.weebly.com/ >

This year’s Japan University English Model United Nations (JUEMUN 2016) will be held from June 24 - 26 at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. This unique 3-day simulation allows college students to take on the role of United Nations ambassadors or international journalists and engage in debates and discussions – in English - on global issues that face our world. 

Hiroshima JALT Mini-Conference

         December 6, 2015 in Hiroshima City

              <http://hiroshima-jalt.org>

The Hiroshima JALT chapter will hold its annual mini-conference and book fair on December 6 at the Hiroshima YMCA, co-sponsored by JALT’s Global Issues SIG. Come along to catch the latest trends in global education and language teaching! 


   
   JALT 2015 National Conference

           Nov. 20 – 23, 2015 in Shizuoka

          <http://jalt.org/conference/jalt2015>

The 41st conference of the Japan Association for Language Teachers will be held from November 20–23 in Shizuoka on the theme of Focus on the LearnerCome and attend the special sessions that our Global Issues SIG will hold!

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GILE SIG Forum

Sharing Ideas, Lessons and Resources

Sunday Nov. 22  9:50 - 11:20  Room 902

Our 9th GILE SIG forum is an “idea sharing” session featuring reports from classroom teachers on innovative activities linked to global themes. Handouts, lesson plans and resources will be available to take home. Come and learn the latest global education approaches to EFL classrooms! 

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Special GILE Student Forum

Teaching for Global Citizenship: Student Voices

Sunday Nov. 22  2:55 - 4:25  Room 908

This special GILE session will feature a panel of students from “Super Global” high schools and universities who will share their ideas on English, language learning and global citizenship.

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GILE SIG Business Meeting

Saturday Nov. 21  3:45 - 4:30  Room 902

 

Come to our annual SIG business meeting to: 

-hear reports on projects, programs, finances 

- discuss our SIG newsletter, website, activities 

- make plans for JALT 2016 and the coming year 

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GILE SIG Display Table

Drop by our Global Issues SIG Display table to pick up materials, meet our staff and join the SIG


International Association of Teachers of Foreign Language: April 2015

TESOL: March 2015

World Environmental Education Congress: June 2015

ACLL 5th Asian Conference on Language Learning: May 2015

See the full list here


Jalt 2011 Conference proceedings


Global Issues Forum: Activities Cultivating Autonomy

 with Greg Goodmacher, John Spiri, Hitomi Sakamoto, Paul Arenson, Craig Manning, and Naoko Harada. 

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