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Global Issues and Activism in English Language Teaching

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Hronopoulos, S. (2004) Environmental lessons served with indigenous spice and a twist of innovation. presented at the 17th Educational Conference Adelaide.

August 20th, 2007 by Dave · No Comments

A healthy dose of materials based on real issues can capture a learner’s imagination and also empower them as language learners, and as global citizens.

Criticism has been leveled at instructors who do infuse their language teaching with global issues (Cunningham, M., 1991), however, there is little danger of ‘preaching’ to the learners if you have designed materials that are linguistically useful and worthwhile. You are merely providing material for the learners to interact with in order to improve their language competence and the skills to independently research and think critically.

Cunningham, M., (1991). A politically correct language teacher? The Language Teacher, 15 (10), 37.

Retrieved from http://www.englishaustralia.com.au/ea_conference04/proceedings/pdf/Hronopoulos.pdf on August 20, 2007

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