Language Teaching for the Planet

What makes this course unique?

We live the same challenges as you: busy teaching schedules, getting something together for the next lesson, and fitting into set syllabuses and coursebooks. This course helps you ‘green up’ your classes in an accessible and manageable way, helping you make sustainability a regular aspect of your language teaching.

By teachers for teachers

Designed and created by language teachers who combine a passion for environmental issues with top-level teaching experience. We bring our expertise gained from our combined teaching, teacher development, and academic management backgrounds to offer a course that suits any teaching context.

What is included in the course?

Benefit from the shared knowledge and experience of a supportive international group of language teachers. The stimulating course content is designed to foster discussion and knowledge construction. You also have the opportunity to take part in a live video link-up during the course and will receive a beautiful e-certificate of completion.

What will I get from the course?

Explore new ways to inspire your learners to engage with environmental issues, converse in the international dialogue on sustainability, and empower them to take positive action on the climate emergency in their language learning lives and beyond.

Being a part of the community

Become part of a vibrant community of teachers from across the world and share your experiences of the environmental issues that matter to you and your learners. Collaborate with your fellow course participants to discuss key issues in teaching green issues, and create and share teaching materials with a sustainable focus.

People

...behind the course

Owain Llewellyn​

ELTsustainable founder

Ben Crompton​

Online course tutor

Testimonials

From amazing educators

“Thanks to you. It's been a fruitful and nice experience. The course is extraordinary from any point of view (platforms, contents,mates, activities). A really inspiring activity where one can learn a lot in only two weeks. Thanks for your tireless help and enthusiasm. I will not forget my participation and I am sure your lessons will be very useful for me in the future”
José Antonio Sequeiros, Spain
Philosophy Teacher
“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.”
Daniel Barber, Spain
Freelance ELT teacher, trainer and writer
“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! ”
Katherine Bilsborough, Spain
ELT author
“What an original and creative course! Flavien LanmantchionI appreciate the opportunity and learning the course has brought into me. As teachers we can also make a difference with the classes we teach by saving the planet. ”
Flavien Lanmantchion, Benin
Professional Development Coordinator/AfricaTESOL Past President/Beninese National Teachers of English Association
“A refreshing way to consider how climate change could be part of everyday teaching. A must for any educator! ”
Sylvia Goetze, Switzerland
Language Teacher and Teacher Trainer
“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. ”
Nergiz Kern, United Kingdom
Blogger at nergizkern.com, teacher, teacher trainer and EdTech specialist

Faq

It is two weeks long and it has 3 modules. It requires approximately 4 hours a week.

Many of the participants on the course are working throughout the day on varying schedules. The good news is that you can log on at any time you like to access the lessons or post and respond to comments in the discussion. What’s more, the discussion takes place on a platform called Slack, and the great advantage of this is that there is an app so you can engage in the discussion from your phone while on the go without logging in our out, and you receive notification updates of the conversation. I encourage people to log on every day when possible, little and often, however it’s natural that some people log on every couple of days when they’re busy. If I haven’t seen someone for three days, I check in with them and usually they are having a busy period and let me know they can log back in. There is one optional Zoom session which is a nice chance to meet the other participants. It is at a set time at the weekend so more people can attend, and is recorded for those who can’t come.

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Yes, you receive a beautiful certificate on completion of this course. This can be shared on your LinkedIn and social media profiles or downloaded as a PDF certificate.

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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.

Definitely. Teachers and Materials writers benefit from this course, and the cross-pollination of ideas is a real strength of this course.

You can pay using PayPal or by card through the Stripe Payment system

Yes, you need an account with this platform only.

Yes, there is a live session in which we meet up to get to know each other and share ideas.

 

Do you have any questions? Contact us, and we will get back to you!

Cover photo by Ivan Bandura on Unsplash, Second photo by Callum Shaw on Unsplash