Why not World Wasp Day?

World Bee Day is May the 20th as anyone who has used the lesson on this will know. And why wouldn’t there be a day for these wonderful honey-producing, fruit tree-pollinating, civilization-supporting yet threatened insects?  But why isn’t there a world wasp day? Is it their fearsome appearance? Is it the way they bully you as you try to enjoy […]

Bring Earth Day into the EFL Classroom with Verse

How do we mark Earth Day in the EFL classroom while we are in a lockdown or social distancing? This is the question that students address in this online lesson by Stefanie Ritch for her assignment when she was a participant in the online course ‘Language Teaching for the Planet’. Stef and I worked on this lesson together and here […]

Goal 14: Life Below Water

How can a knowledge of coding, or ‘code literacy’ help us solve global problems? What issues do the oceans face and can ‘code literacy play a role? Find out how to consider these questions in your ELT class. Code Literacy How could you make this global goal relevant to local issues where you live? How important do you think remix […]

Do you Need a World Oceans Day Lesson?

Why World Oceans Day in Class? Young learners are fascinated by the world around them, and no doubt they have their favourite sea creatures. Therefore it makes sense to bring this topic into your language classes. A reason for this is it will help motivate them to learn the target language as well as being an enjoyable experience for them. […]