All JALT members are warmly welcome to join our "Global Issues" SIG. A 1-year membership costs just 2000 yen. Payment can be made by credit card using JALT’s secure online payment form at JALT members can also fill out the JALT postal furikae form found in each issue of The Language Teacher magazine and take this with their 2000 yen payment to any post office in Japan. Newsletters are issued 4 times a year.


Interested teachers or institutions are welcome to subscribe to our quarterly "Global Issues in Language Education Newsletter." Annual subscriptions are ¥2000, US $15 or UK 10 pounds. In Japan, send a payment of 2000 yen to Kip Cates at the address below by post office cheque (teigaku kogawase) available at any post office. Overseas subscribers can pay in either US dollars or UK pounds. All checks should be from a US or UK bank and should be made out to "Kip Cates." Please inquire about newsletter exchanges or complimentary subscriptions for global organizations, language teaching associations and teachers in developing countries.

Send all newsletter inquiries or and non-JALT member subscription fees to: 

Kip A. Cates, Tottori University, Koyama, Tottori City, JAPAN 680-8551

E-mail: Work Tel/Fax: 0857-31-5650


There are many ways to contribute, among them:

1) Writing an article for the newsletter

2) Sharing a research idea

3) Creating and promoting an event

4) Helping to establish a working relationship with others doing the same kind of work

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 <>

     GILE SIG Japanese Liaison (Kansai Gaidai Univ)


Bibliographies & Resource Guides - bibliographies of global education texts & materials

Conference Presentations - organizing conferences, colloquia, papers, workshops & displays

Resource Bank - a planned collection of global education teaching activities for future    publication

If you would like to contribute, even if you are not sure in which way, please contact your webmaster.

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 <> GI-SIG Website

Social Responsibility Interest Section (SR-IS)

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