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 environmental issues into language teaching classes

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This module will help you explore climate change issues and different ways you can effectively introduce these issues in language teaching classes in ways your learners will find engaging and motivating. It's aimed at providing you with a general introduction to the topic as well as helping you 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

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This module will help you develop and deliver lessons that integrate climate change issues into your teaching practice as part of your current curriculum and moving beyond traditional coursebook environment units. It's aimed at providing you with a principled approach to bringing sustainability into any classroom topic as well as helping you 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

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This module is focussed on language learning and climate action beyond the classroom. It’s 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 will 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: www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training