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Buy Nothing Day 2012

November 21st, 2012 · No Comments

With all the talk of Black Friday (here in the US), I always like to do a short lesson on Buy Nothing Day around this time of year. One place to get materials is the Adbusters’ campaign page, where there are a number of protest ideas and posters. Developing Teachers has a 90-minute lesson based […]

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Tags: art as activism · blog · Buy Nothing Day · consumerism · fair trade · global issues activities · happiness · lesson plans · my articles · pictures · poverty & wealth · reading · simplicity · the environment · visual prompts

Greening an Intensive English Programme

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments

An article I co-wrote was recently published in IATEFL’s GISIG newsletter. I’m not entirely sure how one gets a copy of the newsletter (joining the email list might be a good place to start) but here is the article. The article details the project we undertook to make an intensive English program more environmentally responsible. […]

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Global Issues, Everyday Actions

December 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Several months ago I wrote a paper explaining my individual activism project for JALT’s Global Issues in Language Education newsletter. Since the newsletter is mailed to my parents house, I never actually knew if it had been published. Turns out it has!

Here it is as a .doc file, and I’ve posted it below if you’d prefer to read it in your browser. And here’s the bibliographic info:

Royal, D. (2007). Global Issues, Everyday Actions. Global Issues in Language Education, 65, 15-17.

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Tags: blog · ESL activity · global issues activities · journals · lesson plans · my articles · professional organizations · theory

Podcast #10 – Boycott Activity

June 1st, 2007 · No Comments

mp3 This week, I talk about an activity that I’ve used a few times that teaches students about the concept of boycotting and asks them to do a bit of Internet research on the topic. I currently do a version of it that doesn’t require handouts, but the handouts that I used in the past […]

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Tags: computer stuff · consumerism · ESL activity · ESL resources · global issues activities · global issues resources · lesson plans · listening · my articles · podcasts · reading · speaking

Podcast #6 – Making an English Language Program More Environmentally Responsible (pt. 2)

April 25th, 2007 · No Comments

mp3 I continue talking about the project we undertook to make an English program more environmentally responsible. This week, I focus on the activities we designed. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or want to share some ideas of your own. Here is an article I co-wrote about the project.

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Tags: global issues activities · greening an IEP · my articles · podcasts · the environment