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GLOBAL ISSUES

IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION

SIG

WHAT IS GILE?

The Global Issues in Language Education Special Interest Group (GILE SIG) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) aims to:
(a) promote the integration of global issues, global awareness, and social responsibility in language teaching
(b) foster networking and mutual support among language educators dealing with global issues
(c) promote awareness among language teachers of important developments in global education and the fields of environmental education, human rights education, peace education and development education. 

WHAT ARE GLOBAL ISSUES?

Global issues refer to world problems such as war, hunger, poverty, oppression, racism, sexism, environmental destruction and to concepts such as peace, justice, human rights, sustainable development, social responsibility, global citizenship, and international understanding.

WHAT IS GLOBAL EDUCATION?

Global education is an approach to language teaching which aims at enabling students to effectively acquire and use a foreign language while empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and commitment required by global citizens for the solution of world problems

Upcoming Events

  • Critical Thinking in the Classroom 2024 Conference
    Critical Thinking in the Classroom 2024 Conference
    8月03日(土)
    Suginami City
    2024年8月03日 9:00 – 16:00
    Suginami City, 1-chōme-9-1 Eifuku, Suginami City, Tokyo 168-8555, Japan
    2024年8月03日 9:00 – 16:00
    Suginami City, 1-chōme-9-1 Eifuku, Suginami City, Tokyo 168-8555, Japan
    Registration is Open! The registration system for Critical Thinking in the Classroom 2024 is now open on the conference website! The conference will be held on August 3rd, 2024 from 9:00 to 16:00 in the Learning Square on the Izumi Campus of Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Call for Papers: LINGUAPAX ASIA 2024 - International Symposium
    Call for Papers: LINGUAPAX ASIA 2024 - International Symposium
    9月01日(日)
    Online submission of papers
    2024年9月01日 23:58
    Online submission of papers
    2024年9月01日 23:58
    Online submission of papers
    The symposium highlights the role of languages in building peace, preventing war and promoting conflict resolution. Linguapax Asia promotes linguistic tolerance and language diversity. Multilingualism and plurilingualism, enable engagement, foster public enlightenment and promote inclusivity.
  • LINGUAPAX ASIA 2024 - International Symposium
    LINGUAPAX ASIA 2024 - International Symposium
    12月14日(土)
    Hiroshima
    2024年12月14日 8:30 – 2024年12月15日 18:30
    Hiroshima, 1-5 Noborichō, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0016, Japan
    2024年12月14日 8:30 – 2024年12月15日 18:30
    Hiroshima, 1-5 Noborichō, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0016, Japan
    Language for Peace and Education Now Eikei University of Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan Date: Saturday, December 14-15, 2024 Time: 8:30AM - 6:30 PM

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