English Essentials Resources for English Essentials
- come here to find online resources mentioned in English Essentials.
- One World Net Topic Guides A good list of the main global issues.
- One World Net Top Page
- Mr. Shah’s Global Issues Homepage A well- organized personal site with many topics.
- Change.org An organization that raises awareness about important causes and empowers people to take action.
United Nations Cyber School Bus A good list of topics designed to appeal to young people.
- UN Millennium Development Goals Easy to understand multimedia presentations.
- UNESCO Themes Descriptions of main issues.
- 15 Global Challenges Facing Humanity (UN) List of issues and link to a detailed report.
Do Something! (global youth action) Concise fact sheets and advice on volunteer action.
The Miniature Earth (play the video) A good overview of the state of the world.
- 100 People: A World Portrait Another good overview of the state of the world. Don't miss the videos of Best Student Projects.
Global Issues in Depth: Facing the Future Click on the keywords in the image. A good introduction to key global issues.
- Global Issue Resources: Facing the Future More global topics and learning materials.
Fair Trade Action Guide for Schools Free trade or fair trade? Do you know the difference? Download "Make Your Mark" and "Fair Trade Action Guide."
Japan’s ODA How Japan is helping the world
- JICA How Japan is helping the world.
- Japan NGO Center (E-J) Covering groups involved with International and domestic issues.
Taking It Global Youth Action Guide Climate change, HIV-Aids, UN Millennium Development Goals, Volunteer action to change the world!
- Taking It Global Youth Magazine Identity, culture and climate change; youth working to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.
The Story of Stuff Video (environment, poverty) Interesting multimedia presentations on the negative impact of globalization, bottled water, Cap-and-Trade, etc.
- Severn Suzuki Speaking at the Rio Earth Summit (video & script) Link updated 2012-10-29. Very impressive. Don't miss this one! Click on Transcript to see the text.
Earth & Sky (environment, energy issues)
- Living on Earth (environment, energy issues)
- Care2 Make a Difference (healthy, green living and other global issues)
Teachers' references for global issues
English Poster Presentations (Festa)
English Poster Projects (through 2013)
TOEIC & TOEFL
Required English Classes
Resources for Required English (必修英語) classes at the Sophia University Junior College Division. (Under construction)
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