Global Goal 13: Climate Action

How do you combine UN global goal 13 with multimedia literacy development in the ELT classroom? Find out here: Multimedia Literacy and Global Goal 13 Climate Action What do you think? How could you make this global goal relevant to local issues where you live? How important do you think remix literacy is to your learners? What other ways could you […]

November 20th: Universal Children’s Day

Why not bring Universal Children’s Day into your classes this November? In this lesson for teen or adult learners B1 level upwards, learners will: discuss childhood discuss their impressions of two photographs watch a video about Universal Children’s Day imagine an event to mark the occasion at their school or workplace Explore the interactive digital lesson material below

12th August: International Youth Day

Why not celebrate youth having a voice and making demands with this lesson to mark the occasion? This works well with teens and adults at B1 level and above. Learners will: Make predictions about a picture of young people on strike Read a set of demands created by young people about action on the climate emergency Create their own set […]

#Fridaysforfuture Special: Lesson Plan

Did you know that school children across the world and in the UK going on strike on Fridays? Find out why with your students and: Read an authentic text with support Discuss what you feel strongly about Write a set of demands Read each others’ demands Level: B1 upwards Time: 60 – 90 minutes Preparation and materials: Lesson Plan. Internet […]

International Women’s Day March 8th #BalanceforBetter

It is international Women’s Day soon. Why not celebrate women’s achievements this March using this touching lesson about Greta Thunberg, a Swedish girl who has mobilised thousands of young people to demand action on the climate emergency? This lesson will particularly appeal to teens but can be used with higher-level adults and younger learners too. Students will: Watch a presentation […]

October: Black History Month: I will be a hummingbird, by Wangari Maathai

October is Black History Month, in which we celebrate the history, achievements, and contributions of black people across the world in all areas of life. SustainableEnglish looks at the great Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, who founded the Greenbelt movement and won the 2004 Nobel peace prize. In this activity you will: Watch a video and practice listening. Look at expressions […]