Welcome to the website of the Global Issues in Language Education Special Interest Group (GILE SIG) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). Our group works to promote global awareness, international understanding, social responsibility and action to solve world problems through content-based language teaching drawing on fields such as global education, peace education, environmental education and human rights education.

 Our GILE SIG produces a dynamic quarterly newsletter, organizes presentations for local, national and international conferences, and maintains contacts with organizations ranging from UNESCO and Amnesty International to Educators for Social Responsibility. Join us in teaching for a better world!

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Issue 91

Page 10  Going Green: The Paperless Classroom

Page 14   The World Through Music in a Comparative Culture Course

Page 17    Teaching about the 2014 Soccer World 

Page 18   Process Drama: Using Social Issues to Move Beyond English as Mathematical Code

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(Peace Messages here)

From the GILE website:  (Just a sampling!)

‘Bring Back Our Girls’

--Several hundred schoolgirls were abducted by Nigerian militants. Why isn’t there a serious search to rescue them?

--Each year on April 25, World Malaria Day is observed around the world as a day to take stock of where we stand in the battle against malaria, a disease that one half of the world continues to be at risk of contracting. By holding this event... See More

--5 Death Penalty Myths Debunked

MYTH #1: The death penalty deters violent crime and makes society safer. 

Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures 2014



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