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Issue #93 (November 2014)

Our fall GILE Newsletter for 2014 boasts a rich variety of articles on global themes: (1) a critical look at the “marketization” of language education by GILE webmaster Paul Arenson, (2) a discussion of global education as an approach to teaching young learners by Austin Lantz and (3) an article by Tamatha Roman describing ways to promote language skills and environmental awareness through upcycling. Conference reports look at this summer’s AILA applied linguistics congress in Brisbane and JACET 2014 in Hiroshima. Our special features are: (a) a section on teaching about “walls around the world” with a focus on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, (b) a list of ideas and resources for teaching about the 100th anniversary of the famous 1914 World War I Christmas truce and (c) a list of global issue calendars for the year 2015.

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from ELT journals and the media * Conference Report: JACET 2014 Conference (Hiroshima, Japan)

* Conference Report: Global Issues at AILA 2014 (Brisbane, Australia)

* Teacher Autonomy in the Language Classroom by Paul Arenson

* The Field of Early Learner Global Education by Austin M. N. Lantz * Environmental Awareness through Upcycling by Tamatha Roman

* Special Feature: Teaching about the Berlin Wall

* Teaching about the World War I Christmas Truce of 1914

* Language teaching textbooks on global education themes * Global issue calendars and datebooks for the year 2015

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Issue #92 (July 2014)

Our summer newsletter for 2014 brings together a wide variety of articles on global issue themes: (1) a set of resources and strategies prepared by Tim Grose to help language educators teach about the UN Millennium Development Goals, (2) an EFL classroom lesson designed by Anthony Torbert to raise awareness of gemstones and conflict diamonds, and (3) an article by Carol Begg about teaching for global citizenship by combining global education with multiliteracies. Conference news includes reports on this spring’s 2014 IATEFL congress in Harrogate, England (April) and the annual Pan-SIG conference in Kyushu, Japan (May). We also feature a special section of teaching activities and resources to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I plus a round-up of all the latest global education news and events.

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from ELT journals and the media

* News and announcements from language teaching organizations

* Conference Report: Global Issues at IATEFL 2014 (Harrogate, England)

* Conference Report: JALT Pan-SIG Conference (Miyazaki, Japan)

* Teaching about Gemstones in the EFL Classroom by Anthony Torbert

* Education for Global Citizenship: Global Literacies by Carol Begg

* Special Feature: Teaching about the 100th Anniversary of World War I

* Teaching the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by Tim Grose

* Teaching Resources: Books and movies for teaching about World War I


Issue #91 (April 2014)

This spring 2014 edition of our GILE Newsletter contains a wide variety of articles on global themes. Our main articles this issue include: (1) a guide to help language teachers and schools lessen their environmental impact by moving towards paperless classrooms, (2) teaching ideas for promoting global awareness and intercultural understanding through world music and (3) ways to use process drama that engage students with issues such as bullying and homelessness. Special features this issue include a national appeal to English teachers and students for Youth Peace Messages, a special section of teaching ideas for this summer’s World Cup soccer championship in Brazil, a report on TESOL 2014 in Portland plus a round-up of global education news and events.

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from ELT journals and the media  4

* News and announcements from language teaching organizations  5

* Conference Report: Global Issues at TESOL 2014 (Portland, USA)   6-9

* Special Announcement: Call for Youth Peace Messages  6-9

* Going Green: The Paperless Classroom by Harry Carley 10-13

* The World through Music by Susan Laura Sullivan  14-16
* Special Feature:
Teaching about the 2014 FIFA World Cup 17
* Process Drama: Using Social Issues in the Classroom by Eucharia Donnery 18-19

* Language teaching textbooks on global education themes 21
* Book Profiles:
Resource books for teaching about soccer and the World Cup 22


Issue #90 (November 2014)

Our first GILE newsletter for the year 2014 contains: (1) an innovative approach to teaching global issues through fictional narratives, (2) a description of persuasive films that can inspire students to action and (3) a project where students profile controversial figures such as Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Daniel Ellsberg. Special features include classroom ideas for teaching about whistleblowers, teachable moments for the year 2014 and a tribute to the late Kevin Cleary, President of JALT. We also include conference reports on PGL 2013, Shin Ei-ken and the 12th Asian Youth Forum plus a round-up of global education news, events and information. 

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from ELT journals and the media 

* News and announcements from language teaching organizations 

* Conference Reports: Global Issues at PGL 2013 and Shin Ei-Ken 2013 

* Report: The 12th

 Asian Youth Forum (AYF 12) in Cebu, the Philippines 

* Global Crisis Group: Fictional Narratives for Global Issues by Kevin Ballou 

* In Memoriam: Kevin Cleary (JALT President) 1962 - 2014 

* From Narration to Action: Persuasive Films by Barry Natusch 

* Hero or Traitor? A Media English Class Project by Michele Steele 

* Special Feature: Teaching about Whistleblowers 

* Upcoming Events: Teachable Moments for the Year 2014 

* Language teaching textbooks on global education themes 


Issue #89 (November 2013)

This fall newsletter goes to press as teachers and students in Japan enjoy the autumn colors and prepare for winter. Articles include: (1) an official set of guidelines for schools designed by the NGO Oxfam on how to introduce Education for Global Citizenship into the curriculum and (2) a description by Tim Grose of how to use on-line video clips for teaching about global issues, featuring two powerful films about the environment. Our special feature this time looks at how short bumper sticker messages can be used in class to promote language skills, cultural understanding and social awareness. Other items include a report on the recent JALT 2013 conference held in Kobe, a list of global issue datebooks and calendars for 2014 plus a round-up of global education news, events and information. 

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from ELT journals and the media — Page 4

 * News and announcements from language teaching organizations—Page 5

 * Conference Report: Global Issues at JALT 2013 (Kobe, Japan) — Pages 6-10

* Special Feature: Teaching about Global Issues Using Bumper Stickers — Pages11-13

* Education for Global Citizenship: A Guide for Schools by Oxfam, UK — Pages 14-18 

* Useful Online Videos for Teaching about Global Issues by Tim Grose — Page 19

 * Global education resources and information— Page 20

* Language teaching textbooks on global education themes — Page 21

 * Global issue calendars and datebooks for the year 2014 — Page 22

Issue #88 (August 2013)

This summer newsletter comes out as teachers and students here and abroad strive to stay cool and safe amid soaring temperatures and heavy rains. Our main articles in this edition include: (1) a description by Anthony Lavigne of how TED talks on global issue themes can be used to promote language learning and (2) an EFL research and education project designed to promote tolerance, reduce nationalism and eliminate xenophobia among school children in Russia. Our special feature this issue is a lesson about peace activist and “world citizen” Garry Davis who passed away in the US in July. Other items include a report on this spring’s IATEFL 2013 conference in Liverpool, resource books on war and peace plus a round-up of global education news, events and resources.

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from ELT journals and the media — Page 4

* News and announcements from language teaching organizations — Page 5

* Conference Report: Global Issues at IATEFL 2013 (Liverpool, England) — Pages 6-10

* Teaching Global Issues via TED Lite by Anthony Lavigne — Pages 11-13

* Promoting Tolerance in the Language Classroom by Anastasia Khodokova — Pages 14-16

* Special Feature: Teaching about Garry Davis – World Citizen — Pages 17-19

* Teaching resources on global issues from global education organizations —Page 20

* Language teaching textbooks on global education themes — Page 21

* Book profiles: Summer Reading – Books about War and Peace   Page 22


Issue #87 (April 2013)

Our spring newsletter comes out as teachers and students get back to school after the “Golden Week” holiday in Japan. Featured articles in this issue include: (1) a set of guidelines on how to teach controversial comics in the classroom, (2) an Australian checklist to help you evaluate if your institution is a “global school”, (3) a description of a college EFL course on Japan’s environmental impact, and (4) an annotated list of English songs about peace, human rights and the environment. To commemorate the recent death of Japanese journalist Mika Yamamoto in Syria, we include a special section on teaching about “freedom of the press”. Other items in this edition include a report on this spring’s TESOL 2013 conference in Dallas, Texas, a list of resource books for teaching about conflict resolution plus updates on all the latest global education news and events.

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Page 4: Abstracts of articles on global themes from ELT journals and the media 

Page 6: * Conference Report: Global Issues at TESOL 2013 (Dallas, Texas)
Page 10: 
Teaching Controversial Comics in the Classroom by Anastasia Betts
Page 13: Special Feature:
Teaching about Freedom of the Press

Page 14: * A Checklist for the Global School (Global Education Project, Australia) 

Page 16: * Teaching about Japan’s Environmental Impact by Tamatha Roman
Page 18: *
Global Issue Songs for the English Classroom by Junko Machida
Page 21: * Language teaching textbooks on global education themes

Page 22: * Book profiles: Resource books for teaching conflict resolution and peace.

Issue #85 (November 2012)

Here, finally, is our fall GILE Newsletter, delayed by two recent business trips to Mexico and to Russia. Our featured articles here include: (1) a description  by Paul Marlowe of a survey on attitudes to  English among  Japanese university students who traveled overseas to  work  on avolunteer project with  Habitat for Humanity in Nepal and  (2) an approach  to video-based  EFL activities by Mark Rebuck that allows teachers to introduce global issues in short classroom slots. Our special theme for this newsletter edition is Teaching about Territorial Issues. This includes a variety of teaching ideas, activities and resources on the topic of border disputes, including Japan’s conflicts with China and Korea over Dokdo / Takeshima and the Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands. This issue also features a report on the recent JALT 2012 conference, a list of global issue calendars for the year 2013 plus a summary of global education news, events and information.

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*Announcements (page 2)

 *Officers, Donating Textbooks, Global Projects (page 3)  

* Abstracts of articles on global themes from ELT journals and the media  (page 4)

* News and announcements from language teaching organizations (page 5)

* Conference Report: JALT 2012 (October 12 – 15 in Hamamatsu, Japan)  (pages 6-9)

* Habitat for Language Learning by J. Paul Marlowe   (pages 10-13)

* Big Issues in Small Slots: Two Video-Centered Activities by Mark Rebuck  (pages 14-16)

* Special Feature: Teaching about Territorial Disputes   (pages 17-20)

* Language teaching textbooks on global education themes, Resources and Information  (pages 21-22)

* Global issue calendars and datebooks for the year 2013, Coming Events  (page 23)

Issue #84 (July 2012)

Our summer newsletter comes out just as the 2012 Olympic Games kick off in London. Featured articles in this issue include (1) a report by Craig Manning on a 7-step framework that can help language teachers engage students in action projects on global issues, (2) a description by Amanda Gillis-Furutaka of a DVD about Japanese-Brazilian immigration which deals with themes of culture, migration, identity and compassion and (3) a special section of class activities for “teaching about the Olympics.” We also include a Call for Papers for this fall’s Peace as a Global Language (PGL) conference in Sapporo, a report on the TESOL 2012 conference in Philadelphia, a spotlight on celebrity linguists (with a list of bi- and multi-lingual actors, singers and athletes) plus a round-up of recent global education news, events and information. Have a great summer and enjoy the Olympics!

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals   4

* Conference Report: TESOL 2012 (March 28 – 31 in Philadelphia, USA)  6-9

* Special Feature: Celebrity Linguists and Foreign Language Learning  10-11

* Learning to Create Sustainable Change by Craig Manning  12-13

* Migration & Cultural Identity: A Documentary by Amanda Gillis-Furutaka  14

* Special Feature:  Teaching about the London Olympics  15-19

* Global education events and campaigns (Peace One Day, One World Week)  21

* Teaching resources: Books for Teaching about the Olympics  22


 

Issue #83 (May 2012)

Our spring 2012 newsletter contains a rich variety of themes, from controversial issues in the classroom to the summer Olympic Games to ideas for teaching about history through poetry. Featured articles in this edition include (1) a set of educational guidelines for teaching controversial issues designed by the global NGO, Oxfam, (2) an article by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa about an American History course she designed which uses poetry to teach EFL students about Native Americans, African Americans and the Holocaust, and (3) the fourth in a series of stories by UK global educator Robin Richardson on the topic of conflict, exploitation and human rights. We also include a report on the IATEFL 2012 conference, a section on teaching about the London Olympics, a list of data atlases on global themes plus a round-up of the latest global education news, events and information.

 

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals  4

* Conference Report: IATEFL 2012 (March 19 – 23 in Glasgow, Scotland)  6-8

* Special Feature: Oxfam Education Guide on “Teaching Controversial Issues”  9-13

* Stories to Make You Think by Robin Richardson:    Story #4 “Us vs. Them”  14-15

* Teaching History with Poetry through English by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa  16-18

* Special Feature: Teaching about the London Olympics  (Part I)  19

* Language textbooks on global education themes  21

* Teaching resources: Data Atlases on Global Issue Themes  22


Issue #82 (February 2012)

Our first GILE newsletter of the year 2012 comes out as the civil conflict in Syria intensifies and just a week before the 1-year anniversary of last spring’s triple disaster in Tohoku. Featured articles include (1) a description by Jennifer Morgan of an EFL global issues poster project that she carries out each year at her university, (2) an article by Najma Janjua about a study she did of Japanese EFL teachers’ responses to English textbooks from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, (3) a report by Guy Smith of an EFL unit he created on “human trafficking” and (4) the third of a set of global issue stories by UK global education expert Robin Richardson. We also include a list of teachable moments for 2012, a report on the JALT 2011 conference plus lots of global ed news, events and information.

 

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals  4

* Conference Reports:  JALT 2011 (Nov. 18 – 21 in Tokyo, Japan)  6-8

* Special Feature:  Teachable Moments for the Year 2012  9-10

* Stories to Make You Think by Robin Richardson:  Story #3 “The Playground”  10-11

* Global Issue Poster Presentations by Jennifer Morgan  12-15

* Examining EFL Textbooks in Asia by Najma Janjua  16-18

* Introducing Human Trafficking to EFL Students in Japan by Guy Smith   19

* Language textbooks on global education themes   21

* Teaching resources: Very Short Introductions and Books on Women’s Issues  22

 

 
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Issue #81 (November 2011)

Here, finally, is our fall 2011 GILE Newsletter, slightly delayed by my involvement in an Asian 

Youth Forum (AYF), a peace education event (PGL:  Peace as a Global Language) and our 

national JALT conference. Featured articles in this issue include (1) a description by Anthony 

Torbert of a college English course he has created on the topic of “commodities”, (2) a report by 

Jennie Roloff Rothman of a content-based course she designed to stimulate students’ critical 

thinking and political awareness, (3) a thought-provoking essay about a visit to Auschwitz by the 

late Matthew Walsh, a GILE SIG officer who passed away this fall, and (4) the second of a set of 

global issue stories by UK global education expert Robin Richardson. We also include conference 

reports on AILA 2011 and PAC 10 plus a wealth of global education news, ideas and information.


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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals 4

* Conference Reports: AILA 2011 (Beijing) and PAC 10 (Taipei)  6-8

* Commodities in the ESL Classroom by Anthony Torbert  9-11

* For the Ghosts of Oswiecim (A Visit to Auschwitz) by Matthew Walsh  12-13

* Stories to Make You Think by Robin Richardson:    Story #2 “The Children”  14-15

* Critical Thinking and Political Awareness in EFL by Jennie Roloff Rothman  16-18

* Language textbooks on global education themes  20

* Teaching resources:    Books for Teaching about Commodities  21

* Global issue calendars and datebooks for the year 2012  22


Issue #80 (July 2011)

Our summer 2011 newsletter brings together a variety of themes, ranging from movies to peace

to natural disasters. Key articles in this issue feature (1) a report by Francois Vilmenay on how EFL

teachers in Haiti responded to the 2010 earthquake, (2) an article by John Barnitz on lessons that

English  educators can  learn  from Hurricane Katrina, and (3) a description  by Tom Fast of his

experiments teaching English through global issue films. We also include a commemorative article

on peace education by the late Tim Allan, a GILE member who passed away suddenly in Nagasaki

this June, and the first of a set of stories to promote critical thinking by UK global education expert,

Robin Richardson. We also include a report on TESOL 2011, a list of books on teaching against

prejudice and hate plus all the latest global education news, ideas and information.

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals  4

* Conference Report: Global Issues at TESOL 2011 (New Orleans, USA)   6-8

* Haiti’s Human Solidarity in Action by Francois Vilmenay   9

* Hurricane Katrina: A Language and Literacy Perspective by John Barnitz   10-12

* The Original Ground Zero: Peace Education in Nagasaki by Tim Allan 13-15

* Global Issue Films in English Language Teaching by Tom Fast   16-18

* Stories to Make You Think by Robin Richardson: Story #1 “The Factory”   18-19

* Language textbooks on global education themes   21

* Teaching resources: Books for Teaching Against Prejudice and Hate   22


Issue #79 (April 2011)

Our spring 2011 newsletter contains a rich variety of themes, ranging from global issues poetry

and religion in the classroom to the Tohoku earthquake and democracy in the Middle East. This

issue features (1) an article by Sean Banville about teaching current events, (2) an essay by Paul

Wicking on the current debate between Christian teachers and critical pedagogy advocates about

missionary EFL and religious proselytizing, and (3) a description by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa of how

she uses poetry in the EFL classroom to stimulate personal growth and global awareness. We also 

include special sections on teaching about student protests in Syria, on how English teachers and 

learners have been affected by the Arab uprisings in the Middle East, classroom ideas for teaching 

about natural disasters plus a wealth of global education news, events and information

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals  4

* Current Events in the Classroom: News and EFL by Sean Banville   6-7

* Class Activities: Teaching about Democracy Protests in Syria (Sean Banville)   8-9

* Middle East Reports: EFL Teachers, EFL Students and the Arab Uprising   10

* Sharing Your Belief? Or Bible Bashing? by Paul Wicking   11-13

* Special Feature: Natural Disasters and the Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami  14-16

* Healing Ourselves and the World through Poetry by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa   17-19

* Language textbooks on global education themes   21

* Teaching resources: Books for Teaching about Natural Disasters 22


Issue #78 (January 2011)

Our first newsletter of 2011 comes out as the world is rocked by calls for democracy, freedom

and human rights in Egypt, Tunisia and other nations in the Middle East. Our themes this edition 

are global issues, literature and course design. This features (1) a report by Andrew Dowling on 

how he used  the novel Slumdog  Millionaire to raise awareness of Indian  English, culture and 

society, (2) a description by Philip Adamek of an anti-bullying unit designed around an essay by 

Mark  Twain, and  (3) an  article by Jeffrey Carter on a college EFL course in  which students

research Nobel Peace Prize winners and Millennium Development Goals. We also include a list of

teachable moments for 2011, a report on last fall’s JALT 2010 conference plus lots of global

education news, events and information.

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  Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals  4

* Conference Report: Global Issues at JALT 2010 (Nagoya, Japan)  8-9

* Special Feature: Teachable Moments for the Year 2011  10

* Teaching about India with Slumdog Millionaire by Andrew Dowling   11-13

* Mark Twain in Japan: Lessons on Bullying by Philip M. Adamek   14-16

* Global Awareness and Peace Building through EFL by Jeffrey Carter   17-19

* Language textbooks on global education themes   21

* Teaching resources: Classic movies on cross-cultural themes  22


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Issue #77 (February Oct 2010)

Here’s the fall edition of our Global Issues Newsletter! This year marks our 20th year in print.

Check out our two decades of back issues on our website. This issue features (1) a report by Hitomi

Sakamoto  about a peace education  unit on  Okinawa, (2) a description  by  Thomas Lockley  of

teaching  materials he designed  about “children  around  the world” and (3) an article by Warren 

Decker on international volunteer work for EFL students. We also include a report on this spring’s

UK IATEFL conference plus a preview of JALT 2010. GILE is co-sponsoring a Japan lecture tour

by Middle East peace activist, Anna Baltzer. Catch her talk at JALT or in your area and support her

work by buying her book and DVD.

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* Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals  4

* Conference Report: Global Issues at IATEFL 2010 (Harrogate, England)   5

* Conference Preview: Global Issues at JALT 2010 (Nagoya, Japan)   9

* Witness in Palestine: Anna Baltzer Japan Lecture Tour (Nov. 12 - 22)   11

* Project-based Learning:Teaching about Okinawa by Hitomi Sakamoto   12

* Teaching about Children Around the World by Thomas Lockley   14

* Foreign Languages through International Volunteering by Warren Decker   17

* Language textbooks on global education themes    21

* Global issue calendars and datebooks for the year 2011     22


Issue #76 (July 2010)

The year 2010 commemorates the 20th anniversary of our Global Issues in Language Education 

Newsletter. Thanks to all those who have contributed over the years. Check out our two decades of

back  issues on  our website! Our special theme for this issue is “Teaching  about Apologies and

Forgiveness”. This features (1) an  analysis by Heidi Nam of how apologies are taught in high 

school English textbooks in Korea, (2) a description by Darren Lingley of an EFL unit on apologies,

critical incidents and cross-cultural communication, and (3) a special section of ideas, quotes and

classroom activities for teaching about apologies, forgiveness and reconciliation. Also included are

a description of a unique volunteer program for Japanese EFL students in Boston, a report on the

2010 Osaka Pan-SIG Conference plus all the latest global education news and information.

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** Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals  4

* Conference Report: Global Issues at Pan-SIG 2010 (Osaka, Japan)  6-7

* Out of the Classroom: Learning through Volunteering by Michelle Smith 8-10

* Special Feature: Teaching about Apologies and Forgiveness  11-13

* Apology and Forgiveness in Korean EFL School Texts by Heidi Nam  14-16

* Global education events: Peace One Day, One World Week, Ramadan   17

* Critical Incidents and Apologies Across Cultures by Darren Lingley   18-19

* Profile: Resource Books for Teaching about Apologies and Forgiveness   21


Issue #75 (April 2010)

The year 2010 commemorates the 20th anniversary of our Global Issues in Language Education 

Newsletter. This edition marks our 75th issue in print. To mark this, we’d like to pay tribute to the

many  teachers in  Japan  and  worldwide who  have contributed  to  our newsletter and  helped  to

promote global education in the field of language teaching. Our feature articles this issue include

(1) a description by  Robert Taferner of a thematic EFL course designed  around  Nobel prize

winners, (2) a report by Nuria Villalobos and Olga Chaves on an EFL program in Costa Rica which

engages students in social justice projects, and  (3) a description  of an  English  peace education

course for Japanese students by Jennifer Yphantides. This issue also includes teaching ideas for the

World Cup in South Africa, a report on T

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*Entire Issue

* Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals  4
* Conference Report:
Global Issues at TESOL 2010 (Boston, USA)  6-9
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Nobelity for the Classroom by Robert Taferner  10-13
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Social Justice Projects: Think, Share, Act by N. Villalobos & O. Chaves 14-16

 * Designing an EFL Peace Education Course by Jennifer Yphantides 17-18
* Special Feature:
Teaching about the 2010 World Cup in South Africa 19
* Book Profiles: Reference books about Soccer and the World Cup 21


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