This electronic journal is comprised of
different volumes, each of which contains content-rich material for language instruction.
The content in each volume is related to some aspect of building or maintaining a Civil
Society, topics that affect students' personal professional lives on a daily basis. It is
hoped that in using this content and working through the suggested activities, instructors
and students will work toward a greater awareness and understanding of a global civic
society as the students improve their communicative competence in English.
The first four volumes of the electronic
journal will consist of Civic Education, Peace Education, Environmental
Education, and Business Ethics. Each volume will contain an
introduction and ten chapters. Each chapter will contain background information on a
specific issue, classroom-ready activities related to the issue, and references to more
resources for teachers to go to for more information or for design their own activities.
The lead author for each volume is a highly
respected professional and author in the field of teaching English as a foreign or second
language. On the opening page of each volume is a brief biographical statement of the
author. The lead authors may ask other professionals from specifically related fields to
cooperate with them on selected chapters.
The introduction to each volume is now
available. Chapters for each volume will be put online at different times. Please check
this site to see when the chapter you want will be available. The following table will be
filled in as the individual chapters come online.
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