ELTsustainable was founded in 2012 and is run by Owain Llewellyn. Since then it has supported thousands of language teachers. Above all, it seeks to help teachers empower learners to engage in the international dialogue around sustainability in their language learning journey and beyond.
My name is Owain Llewellyn and I am an English language teacher and teacher trainer. In addition, I am also an environmentalist.
I studied English Literature. My passion is protecting the environment. For example, at university, I had many adventures taking part in direct action. I occupied oil company offices, took part in attempts to block construction of a bypass through a forest, and helped halt oil drilling in Cardigan Bay, Wales.
After that, I trained to be an English teacher and have since worked in Europe, North Africa, and Asia as a teacher and academic manager. In addition, I have completed my DELTA and am now working on my MA. A key moment in my career was 2012 when I created ELTsustainable website. As well as that I enjoy cycling with my family in my free time, especially travelling by bike ain new places and camping. Furthermore, as a language teacher, I believe the language teaching community can help overcome the climate crisis. This is because language teachers are in dialogue with millions of people on a global scale. As a result, they can help learners engage in the sustainability dialogue and the search for solutions both locally and globally.
The achievements I am most proud of since starting ELTsustainable in 2012 are:
There are a number of ways in which ELTsustainable has helped people develop themselves and realise projects. Furthermore, we have worked on both large and small-scale activities. For instance, ELTsustainable can help you with the following:
Owain is fab. He was one of my MA students and his work is excellent. He was very early to the climate stuff and his time has come.Gavin Dudeney
Owain and his team produced some outstanding lesson plans for us, covering a broad range of key environmental issues. We’ll definitely be back for more.Jonathan Dykes, Green Standard Schools
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