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 […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

‘My syllabus is so full already’ or ‘I have so much to get through I don’t have time to teach a whole lesson about environmental issues’ are reasons I have often heard for teachers not feeling able to bring sustainability into their classes. I can relate to this as the organisation I work in has courses where every lesson topic […]

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

For a Safer Internet: Digital & Information Literacy

For a Safer Internet: Why? Digital and information literacy are vital for a safer internet and helps understand green matters. So how good are your students’ digital and information literacy skills? In order to do this, knowing which websites are trustworthy and which ones are not is a vital skill. So why not try this lesson to help them develop […]

Young Learners Earth Day language activity

What is Earth Day? Earth Day has taken place every year on 22nd April since 1970. According to earthday.org, the mission is to ‘diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide’. It’s been very successful, mobilising over a billion individuals and over seventy-five thousand partners to take positive action to protect our planet and our future. A perfect occasion for […]

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 […]