We’re excited to introduce our ‘Climate Action in Language Education’ course series designed to train English teachers how to integrate environmental issues into English language teaching, equip learners with the language skills to understand, discuss and engage critically with climate change issues, and make a meaningful difference. 

There are three modules, with a total of nine hours of learning. 

This free and flexible course allows you to choose the modules that are most relevant to you. All three modules include comprehensive resources, videos, Q&A sessions, practical examples and a certificate.

For participants who successfully complete all tasks and achieve a score of 70% or above in the online exercises, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of each module.

*Level of English required: CEFR B1 and above*

Module 1. Introducing climate change issues into language teaching classes

Start date: 19 October 2021 
Duration:  Available for two weeks between 19 October and 16 November 2021

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In this module, you will gain a general introduction to the topic as well as learning how to recognise and evaluate the reasons why environmental issues can be an integral part of language classes. You will learn the key term climate change terms and concepts relevant to your teaching context, and practical teaching approaches you can use both inside and outside the classroom.

Module 2. Developing and delivering lessons with a sustainability focus

Start date: 19 October 2021
Duration: Available for two weeks between 19 October and 16 November 2021

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In this module you will explore a principled approach to bringing sustainability into any classroom topic as well as learning how to recognise and overcome the barriers that can prevent teachers from doing this. You will learn how to equip learners with the language skills they need to understand, discuss and engage critically with climate change issues, and promote solutions to local and global environmental problems.

Module 3. Making sustainability part of your learners’ lives

Start date: 19 October 2021
Duration: Available for two weeks between 19 October and 16 November 2021

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In this module you will explore climate action beyond the classroom. Module 3 is aimed at helping you develop projects, through which your students can use climate related language relevant to their context and participate in community action aimed at tackling the environmental crisis. You’ll learn how to design, manage and evaluate learner-centred projects which enable your students to act and make a meaningful difference. 

To find out more about these modules and register visit: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climate-action-language-education