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Climate Action in Language Education

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Find out more about our upcoming online course looking at integrating climate action in the English language classroom.

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Welcome to 'Climate Action in Language Education'

This course is a practical course designed to train English language teachers how to integrate environmental issues in English language teaching, through the exploration of language, principles and projects.  It aims to equip teachers and learners with the skills they need to take and sustain meaningful and impactful action to protect the environment in their local contexts. 

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About the course

Climate Action in Language Education is a nine-hour self-study training course, which is divided into three three-hour units.

  • Nine hours of engaging and interactive content to help you learn and develop your teaching skills at your own pace.
  • Real-time up-to-date insight, resources and innovative ideas for you to try out and engaging discussions taking place in a dedicated community of course participants.
  • Live events with your course tutor and language teaching experts


Module 1: Introducing climate change issues into language teaching classes

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

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

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. 

Start dates and duration

The course begins on 19 October 2021 and lasts for 4 weeks.


This module is available free of charge


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 the course.

Level of English required

CEFR B1 and above

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