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 […]

There’s a Monster in the Kitchen!

Recently the organisation where I work replaced coursebooks with set lessons. Not only that, but students now choose the lesson they attend based on factors such as the lesson outcomes. Help! I’m no longer able to use the hour-long lessons I’ve spent years compiling. This is actually an opportunity. Many among us now realise that sustainability has to be embedded […]

What Place Does Literature Have in the ELT Classroom in an Ecological Emergency?

Extracts from our favourite novels, poems or plays can really bring a language class to live. Like songs, their carefully crafted language, depth and authenticity appeal to students and provide rich learning input. At the same time, we may shy away from using literature, worrying whether we are able to teach it or whether it meets students needs. Despite this […]

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Digital text production has ushered in the ability to produce text collaboratively, both asynchronously and synchronously. The skills involved in working collaboratively to produce and refine text are becoming increasingly important in today’s modern workplace, so again this reinforces the importance of developing students writing skills within the digital realm. Peachey, Nik. 4 Reasons why teaching students to use technology […]

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 […]

Sustainable Food Language Lesson

Why Teach a Sustainable Food Language Lesson? A sustainable food language lesson is probably one of the most imprtant lessons you can teach. This is because everyone loves talking about food. Furthermore, the food we eat has a huge impact on the environment, so making choices in this can have a huge positive impact on the environment. What is more, […]

28th March – Earth Hour

Bring the environmental consciousness of #EarthHour into class while listening to spoken word artist Prince Ea with this lesson for young learners, teens and adults B2 and above. Students will: Discuss the good and less good things humanity has done. Watch a video by a spoken word artist to check predictions. Watch the video again within the excellent resource vizia.co […]