English for Academic Purposes Lesson on Sustainability

  EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Lesson on Sustainability There is a compelling need to embed sustainability into language education. With the urgent climate crisis, learners require knowledge and skills to understand and engage with sustainability issues. Language teaching is not just about linguistic competence – it should foster global citizenship. As an EAP teacher, I decided it is time […]

Language Teaching in the Anthropocene

A Roadmap for the Future   Language teaching in the Anthropocene A learner of English faces an increasingly uncertain and risk-filled future regardless oftheir level of success in learning English, a tool they might see as invaluable for a betterfuture. The climate emergency and other environmental crises have emerged with ourentry into the new geological epoch of the Anthropocene, in […]

Why ESD in EAP?

What is ESD? Education for sustainable development (ESD) is becoming increasingly important in today’s world as we face global challenges such as climate change, environmental degradation, and social inequality. In this context, teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) can play an important role in promoting ESD and empowering students to become agents of change in their communities. What is special […]

What you learn in 25-hour Days on a Train

Green Issues are about People It was September 2011, and I was taking the journey of a lifetime. This journey was inspired by a desire to see the world and its people and a wish to travel in an environmentally sustainable manner. As green issues are about people I felt that the two aims linked nicely. I was taking the […]

Green Transport Elementary Language Lesson

A lesson plan by Rob Ansell Rob was the first person to take the revamped course ‘Language Teaching for the Planet’. Not only is he a great person to share ideas about green language teaching with, but he also produced such a great lesson plan for his final assignment that I had to ask him if we could post it […]

Formulate fabulous environment language lessons for elementary they’ll love

Environment Language Lessons: Elementary, my Dear Watson! Have you ever thought that you can’t plan environment language lessons for elementary? If so then you are not alone, but here are three ideas that hopefully will make you change your mind. Furthermore, they are all tested because recently I was commissioned to write two elementary lessons for the British Council’s prestigious […]

Young Learners and Online Project-Based Learning: Building an Eco-House

It is a pleasure to feature this guest post from Milica Vukadin (Alice) from I’ve always enjoyed reading her articles or hearing her ideas on motivating young learners to get involved in environmental matters, and I love the way they are so practical and always get students out and about! Project-based learning sounds scary and like there is a […]

No Environmental Justice without Social Justice

There really can be no environmental justice without social justice. How often has the dialogue around climate been couched in the language of hero and villain? Could part of the issue be that we often separate the environment from people? I don’t think anything has brought the intersectionality between environmental justice and social justice home more than when a colleague […]

Conversations about Environmental Justice

In this article, Sylvia makes a strong case on why we need to have conversations about environmental justice with others such as our colleagues and students. Sylvia is an English Teacher at Lausanne University Language Centre. We met on the online course Language Teaching for the Planet and have stayed in frequent contact ever since. A lively conversation Yesterday, a […]

Environmental Issues in the EFL Classroom

Hameda Suwaed, Assistant Professor at the Department of English at the College of Arts and Education, Sabratha University, Libya, shares how she embeds environmental issues into the EFL classroom when teaching writing skills with her learners. I first met Hameda on the online course ‘Language Teaching for the Planet’ and have been so impressed by her knowledge and dedication to […]