Global Issues Text-Only Version
by Robert L. Seltman
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Why learn about the troubles of the world? Why talk about it in English?
Hopefully this course will help answer these and other questions.
These notes have been organized around the book You, Me and the World
a course book in communicative English for global citizenship by David Peaty.
This internet course on global issues is designed to be independent of the text
or work in conjuction with it, the choice is yours.
The people involved with developing You, Me and the World are all university teachers
experienced with students of English as a foreign language in Japan.
All the royalty income from this book are donated to organizations
dedicated to helping poor people in developing countries, protecting human rights,
and saving endangered species.
For additional information click on any blue letters in these pages.
Books and resources on Global Issues
Effective use of the internet, news media, and reading will provide a great deal of information on world affairs. Participation in community volunteer activities and discussion groups can also help broaden our perspective. The key is applying this new global awareness immediately in conversation. By articulating our feelings we may move to a more positive activism. Once engaged, our life and language will expand to meet our new horizon. The world's issues will become our own, as we become part of the greater global family.
To begin this course
students working in a classroom setting will need fundemental skills
in classroom English and self introduction. Cocktail Party English
Don't just keep quiet.
To understand why being silent is a problem, click here.
Message to students of Ritsumeikan University