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Climate Action in Language Education: Module 3 - Making sustainability part of your learners' lives

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Find out more about module 3 of the 'Climate Action in Language Education' professional development training series.

Welcome to the Climate Action in Language Education' professional development training series. 

There are three modules in this series:

Module 1: Introducing climate change issues into language teaching classes 

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.

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Module 2: Developing and delivering lessons with a sustainability focus

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.

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Module 3: Making sustainability part of your learners' lives

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’ll learn how to design, manage and evaluate learner-centred projects which enable your students to act and make a meaningful difference. 

Important: If you have not registered for any of the other courses in the Language for Resilience series, you will need to create a free account to access the module.

About this module

Making sustainability part of your learners' lives is a three-hour self-study training module, which is divided into three one-hour units.

  • By the end of unit 1, you'll be able to identify climate action working at different levels; you’ll understand the benefits of doing community projects; and you’ll choose a project for your community that helps protect the living planet.
  • In unit 2, you’ll design the project in detail so that it is ready to do with your learners. By the end of the unit, you'll have planned the project and checked it to ensure it is a successful, learner-centred experience.
  • By the end of unit 3, you’ll be able to evaluate the effectiveness of your project. You’ll explore a variety of options available to you to continue your professional development in this increasingly urgent area of sustainability in language education.

Start dates

New start dates to be confirmed


This module is available free of charge

Who is this module for?

Language teachers of younger learners and teenagers with an interest in bringing awareness of the climate crisis into their classes and the lives of their learners and their local community.


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

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