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December 2006 - Issue No. #63

Here, finally, is our GILE newsletter for winter 2006! Apologies to everyone for making you wait for this to appear. Our special theme this issue is "Esperanto" with teaching ideas, information and a feature article by JALT member Alain Lauffenburger. Other articles focus on (1) the United Nations Decade for Sustainable Development and its implications for language teachers; (2) a description of a new teacher-designed EFL textbook on Gender Issues, and (3) current research findings about how language learning can contribute to intercultural understanding. Also included are reports on recent activities in language teaching organizations, a list of global issue calendars for the year 2007, and lots of global education news, events and information. Have a great spring break!

Contents #63

  • Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals

  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations

  • Special feature: Teaching about Esperanto

  • Teaching Esperanto for a Better World by Alain Lauffenburger

  • The UN Decade for Sustainable Development by J. Bacha & R. Allen

  • Language Learning and Cross-cultural Attitudes by David Ingram

  • Teaching Gender Issues Today by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

  • Language textbooks on global education themes

  • Global issue calendars and datebooks for the year 2007


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