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 aliceinmethodologyland.com. 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 […]

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 […]

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 4: Quality Education

How can we raise awareness of Global Goal 4: Quality Education in our classes while supporting the development of ‘information Literacy? Find out here! Information Literacy “The responsibility for after-the-fact checking now falls on users. Our students must learn to ask critical questions about information found online.” Hockly, Dudeney and Pelgrum, Digital Literacies, Pearson, 2013 Education is vital for its […]

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

Clean Air Day: I Like Clean Air

This lesson plan is based on the excellent campaign ‘I Like Clean Air’ in which London parents and kids  fight pollution. Students discuss air pollution, listen to a fantastic song created for the campaign, read and analyse a letter by a child requesting a change to improve air quality and learn how to write a letter asking for something to […]

Writing a Letter of Complaint

All too often, course books make students write a letter of complaint using the same old contexts every time. An unsatisfactory hotel room, a faulty product, or bad service in a restaurant. This time let’s breathe some fresh air into this genre of writing. And do some good for the world we live in at the same time! Explore the […]