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GLOBAL ISSUES IN LANGUAGE
EDUCATION NEWSLETTER
April 2008 - Issue No. #67

Our January issue is now finally out after a long, busy fall semester on my part. Sorry to keep everyone waiting! Key articles in this winter issue focus on (1) a discussion of ethical issues in language teaching by Canadian ESL expert Mary Ashworth, including comments on teaching “English for torture”, (2) a description of how a “Families of the World” video series can promote global awareness in the EFL classroom, and (3) a report on how Japanese EFL students designed and performed a musical on a global issues theme. Our special feature this issue is a list of key events and anniversaries scheduled to take place in the year 2008 that language teachers can build lessons around. Also included are reports on global issue presentations at the JALT 2007 conference, recent activities of language teaching organizations plus other global education news, events and information.

Contents #67

  • Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals

  • Conference Report: Global Issues at JALT 2007 (Tokyo, Japan)

  • 10 Questions About Ethical Issues in EFL by Mary Ashworth

  • Using “Families of the World” Videos in EFL by Tracy Cramer

  • Staging a Musical to Explore Global Issues by Todd Thorpe

  • Special Feature: Teachable Moments - Key Anniversaries in 2008

  • Language textbooks on global education themes

  • Global issue calendars and datebooks for the year 2008

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