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.

About GILE

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We plan to vote on a new logo and share a preview of the new website at our AGM at JALT2021. Please join or follow our news to seen the new site when its unveiled later this year!

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