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Testimonials

What participants have said

“A refreshing way to consider how climate change could be part of everyday teaching. A must for any educator! ”

Language Teacher and Teacher Trainer

Sylvia Goetze

“It's a wonderful course, highly recommended!!”

English Teacher and Computing Engineer

Claudia

“This course is very useful in helping generating ideas between participants. We learn from each other as well as getting the chance to visit a site with example materials. Perhaps the most useful thing I will take away is that I can see it is possible to integrate environmental perspectives more purposefully, and that the opportunities we had to share reflections on this have been very refreshing.”

Freelance ELT teacher, trainer and writer

Daniel Barber

“This course is the perfect length to get your teeth into the subject, work with colleagues to generate lots of exciting ideas and create something valuable. The length was key for me. Any longer and I might have got distracted. It ended on a high note with feelings of positivity, motivation and that feeling you get when you know you aren't alone. Other people care about the planet too! ”

ELT Author

Katherine Bilsborough

“If you’re thinking of ‘bringing in topics of sustainability to your teaching‘ and would like to discuss ideas with like-minded colleagues and get feedback, I’d recommend it. It is helping me think through some of my ideas and has added to the motivation for me to finally start writing on this topic here on my blog. ”

Blogger at nergizkern.com, teacher, teacher trainer and EdTech specialist

Nergiz Kern

“Owain is fab. He was one of my MA students and his work is excellent. He was very early to the climate stuff and his time has come. ”

Author

Gavin Dudeney

About this course

What you can expect

Did you come here looking for a transformation in your teaching, which is to be great at bringing in topics of sustainability to your teaching in a way that motivates your learners to take part in this key dialogue? In this course we will achieve this through reflecting on our current practice, sharing our ideas and experience creating new knowledge and new ideas.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Getting Started

  • 02

    Investigating existing environment-themed lessons

    • 2.1 Welcome to the unit

    • 2.2 What does a green language lesson look like?

    • 2.3 A website of environment-themed lessons: https://eltsustainable.com

    • 2.4 Materials Evaluation: Discussion

    • 2.5 What are Top Tips for Environment-Themed Lessons?

    • 2.6 Top Tips for Environment-Themed Lessons: Presentation

    • 2.7 What would be your Top Tips for Environment-Themed Lessons?

    • 2.8 Teaching Materials you can Share

    • 2.9 What I've Taken away so far is ...

    • End of part 2 Learning Points

  • 03

    Creating my own Materials

    • 3.1 Welcome to the unit

    • 3.2 Your Task

    • 3.3 Creating the Activity

    • 3.4 Submitting your Assignment

    • 3.5 Giving Assignment Feedback

    • 3.6 As we approach the end ...

    • 3.7 Farewell messages and gifts

    • 3.8 Before you go ...

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio: Owain

Owain is a passionate environmentalist and language teaching professional. As a student he took part in direct action to prevent oil companies drilling in the bay next to his home. As a language teacher he saw a new opportunity to raise awareness of environmental issues and bring the dialogue about sustainability into the classroom. Since 2012 he has been publishing eltsustainable.com, giving teachers the world over the opportunity to reach thousands of learners with his engaging environment-themed lessons. He has taught English, trained teachers and been an academic manager on 3 continents, he has the Cambridge diploma in Language teaching, numerous qualifications in online teaching and is now completing his MA with a focus on EdTech and materials development. Now he is helping teachers everywhere to be the best they can be in bringing the dialogue around the environment into their class with this online course ‘Language Teaching for the Planet’

Owain Llewellyn

Course Tutor

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio: Owain

Daniel is a teacher, teacher trainer and writer. He's worked in ELT for more than 25 years, teaching kids and adults in different contexts. Despite this, or more likely because of it, he's as confused as ever about the teaching/learning process, and is consequently sceptical of anyone who thinks they have all the answers, including himself. However, if there's one thing he's sure of, it's that we're in a proper pickle as a species, and finds that he can't concentrate on anything to do with work right now because he worries too much. He needs help.

Daniel Barber

co-tutor

FAQ

  • How long is the course?

    It is 3 weeks long. We pack a lot in, and recommend logging in as often as possible, once a day or every couple of days is ideal.

  • Will I receive a certificate?

    Yes, I will create a certificate for all participants who complete this course.

  • Do I get individual feedback and attention?

    Yes, this is a strength of this course in comparison with many more well-known online learning providers. Participants have marked this as something they most appreciated about it. Now a second instructor will join for the final week and give feedback on the material you create. He is a materials writer for the National Geographic coursebook.

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