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 […]

How to Engage Learners in Green Issues from the Lead-In

Imagine you are going to bring an environmental issue into your language class and you have already found the right text to do this. Let’s imagine it’s this video; a BBC introduction to Climate Change and its dangers, and it’s called ‘Our Planet Matters: Climate Change Explained’. This video outlines what Climate Change is, identifies the human activity that drives […]

Goal 15: Life on Land

How can you make your language lessons help learners develop their digital literacy? Is it too much to ask that they also support learners in finding solutions to the global issues that affect them? Find out with this training video and access the lesson materials for your own use. Remix Literacy Remix literacy can be a powerful tool for casting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Festive Gift From Teachers to Teachers!

Look at this wonderful resource pack created by language teachers on the online course Language Teaching for the Planet. It is a bank of lesson ideas that embed an environment issue into the language classroom that we created as the final task on this course. What do you think of that? The original idea was for each of us to […]