language education

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Mennonite World Conference Workshop: Language for Peace Forum: a Peace Network for Anabaptist Educators

Mennonite World Conference is coming July 21-26, and some of the daily activities are workshops on topics pertinent to the church and to Anabaptists particularly. As you might have guessed, we’re facilitating one of the workshops! If you are attending the conference, consider coming out to the workshop led by me and Kate Wentland on … Continue reading

Foreign Language Teaching Methods: Online Professional Development

Some of us who are interested in language teaching and peace are specifically educated in those fields and have received adequate training and done much study of those topics. But some of us, like myself, are just taking first steps into teaching and may or may have not studied language teaching extensively. As teachers that … Continue reading

Teaching for a Better World: Global Issues and Language Education

A few weeks ago, we posted a very helpful and detailed text/manual for implementing Global Education that as I read through it, kept exciting me with its possibilities of integration with a language learning course. What exactly that integration might look like, I wasn’t sure, but it seemed very possible, and in fact lent itself particularly well towards incorporation with learning a language. I wanted to learn more about what that might look like, and found something that encouraged me deeply Continue reading

Recorded Webinar: Stories of Language Learning, Faith, and Building Peace

In this webinar, three educators share stories and reflections on their experiences of language learning as peacebuilding from a Christian faith perspective. Come join the discussion! Continue reading

Join us for Stories of Language Learning, Faith, and Building Peace Webinar!

Join the Language for Peace community of language and peace educators and learners for our first online seminar: Stories of Language Learning, Faith, and Building Peace live on March 12, 2015 at 7:00 CST. Continue reading

English and Formal Education Ministry Opportunities

Mennonite Mission Network posts all available ministry positions for English and formal education on their site. Check back frequently for new opportunities.

A Picture of English in China

Joel Heng Hartse’s article English in China: A Miraculous and Conflicted Encounter reviews three books and includes reflections on his own experiences of teaching English. His review suggests that the three books “offer a picture of different yet overlapping areas of English in China Continue reading

Language & Peace Education with Johan Galtung

Renown peace studies specialist Johan Galtung speaks of language, peace education, culture and language learning in this interview with Donna J. McInnis for the Japan Association for Language Teaching. He emphasizes the connection of language learning with relationships and cultural understanding. Continue reading

Engaging students using “democratic conflict dialogue”

“Conflict dialogue” is defined as process of engaging participants in conversation about conflict topics and processes in democratic ways which can lead to building peace. Opportunities for this type of discussion are frequent in language education settings. But how do educators go about setting up a safe space for this kind of dialogue? Continue reading

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