Climate action in language education

Learn to integrate environmental issues in English language teaching and develop the skills you need to take and sustain meaningful and impactful action to protect the environment in your local context. Access Climate action in language education from 9 October 2024 – enrol now.

Welcome to Climate action in language education


How can you enrol?

Log in to your TeachingEnglish account and click the button below to enrol on this free course.


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How will the course help you?

Learn to integrate environmental issues in English language teaching and develop the skills you need to take and sustain meaningful and impactful action to protect the environment in your local context.


What does the course include?

Climate action in language education is a self-study training course, which is divided into three hour modules. It also includes:

  • A dedicated Facebook community of course participants with up-to-date insight, resources and innovative ideas for you to try out.
  • Engaging discussions taking place in the Facebook community
  • Live events with your course tutor and language teaching experts.
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will you learn?

Module 1 - Introducing environmental issues

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 - 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. 


When is the course?

Access this free course from 9 October 2024. Enrolment closes on 24 March and the course closes on 31 March 2025.


How much does the course cost?

The course is free.


How can you get a certificate?

You will receive a certificate if you successfully complete all self-study modules.


What level of English do you need?

Minimum CEFR B1


How do you sign up for the course?

Please follow the steps below carefully to access this free training course.

IMPORTANT: If you are already logged in to your free TeachingEnglish account, we recommend that you log out and log in again.

Step 1: Log in to your existing TeachingEnglish account or create a free TeachingEnglish account.

You MUST be logged into your free TeachingEnglish account to access the course. Click or tap to Create a free account or log in to your existing account

Step 2: Enrol on your course

Click or tap the button below to enrol on this free course.

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How do you access the course after you've enrolled?

IMPORTANT: If you didn't log out of TeachingEnglish after your previous visit, do this first.

From your desktop or laptop computer

1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
2. If you have enrolled in the course, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the menu bar at the top of the page next to the Home button.
3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
4. Click on ‘My courses’ to access your training.

From your mobile device

1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
2. Tap the three horizontal lines next to the home button to open the menu.
3. Below ‘Home’, you will see MY PORTFOLIO and ‘My courses’ below. Tap on MY PORTFOLIO if you don’t see ‘My courses’.
4. Tap on ‘My courses’ to access your training.


Having problems accessing the course?

Please see our troubleshooting guide below if you are having problems accessing the course.


Support and troubleshooting

If you have signed up for this course and have problems accessing your learning, please make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes
 

If you are still having problems accessing your course, please see the advice and videos below:

I can't register for the course

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I can't access the course. I am logged in to my account, but when I click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO I just go to my profile page

Check that you are not logged into your TeachingEnglish account on a different device or browser. Log out of your account on all devices and browsers, and log in again. Click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO. You should be taken to your training course. If you still can't access your course, log out, clear the cache on your browser and log in again.

I can't get my certificate

Certificates are available to participants who complete 100% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 100% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.

The name on my certificate is wrong

On the course platform where you access your training, please use the 'Help' button to request a new certificate. Names on certificates are taken from your personal details in your free TeachingEnglish account. To change your name, click or tap on your name to edit your profile. Update the details on your profile page and save the new details.


What can you do now?

While you're waiting for the online modules to open, if you're interested in learning more about climate action in language education, you can:

Comments

Hi Jatin

Thanks for the feedback, and we are glad you are enjoying the course so far!

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Aynura Rahimova on Sun, 01/08/2023 - 05:19

Such courses are very beneficial for us!I'm eager to participate all such courses.Hope I'll have opportunities to take part incoming courses.Thank you very much!

Submitted by Cindy Tran on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 15:03

Hi.
I've enrolled on this course and completed the 2 first modules about 2 days ago. But today when I click on my portfolio, I couldn't find any courses.
Can you help me with this? Thanks.

Hi Cindy Tran

I'm afraid that this course, like all our courses, only runs for a limited time, and the course has now finished. We are not able to reopen the course after the final course date. We expect to run the course again in 2023, so you will be able to complete the modules then. I would recommend subscribing to our newsletter to keep up to date with all our latest events, courses and resources. You can do that here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by Nirmaladevi Ka… on Sun, 12/04/2022 - 14:04

Hi, I can't see any icon to start the course. I managed to see "MY Portfolio" and courses but I am unable to see any button to start this course. Thank you.

Hi Nirmaladevi,

Unfortunately this course has now finished, so you won't be able to register. We hope to offer it again some time next year, so please check back to our training page, or sign up for our newsletter, so you can keep up to date with all our latest courses and events. You can subscribe to the newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,
Cath
TeachingEnglish Team

 

Submitted by waleed mohamed… on Fri, 12/02/2022 - 22:10

In reply to by Susanelshear

It will help us in our community and helping us to practice English language more and connect it with environmental pollution to protect it

Hi Randa

Have you tried logging out and logging back in again? If you can access the courses homepage but cannot see your progress, please use the "Help" button on the courses page to report this issue.

Hope that helps,
Cath

TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 11/21/2022 - 15:14

In reply to by openshoresenglish

Hi openshoresenglish

As above - are you able to access the courses homepage? If so, use the "help" button to report this issue. If you are having trouble accessing the courses homepage (through "My Portfolio") then please log out and log back in to your TeachingEnglish account and that should resolve the issue.

Thanks,
Cath
TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by Susanelshear on Wed, 11/30/2022 - 18:37

In reply to by Cath McLellan

Thanks for your hard efforts to give me the opportunity to improve my English, to know fun games I use at the class
Thanks to give me a lot of information about climate change

Submitted by Juan Oropeza on Wed, 11/16/2022 - 18:04

I would like to enroll the course about environmental language , I hope is not too late now, many thanks, your sincerely

Juan Oropeza

Hi Juan

Yes, you can still sign up! Just follow the instructions above to register for the course. It runs for four weeks.

Hope you enjoy the course,

Cath

TeachingEnglish Team

Hi Safaa El nagar

Have you enrolled in the course following the steps above?

If you have correctly enrolled, you should see the "My Portfolio" tab at the top of the page. If you click on that, you will see a drop-down menu which says "My Courses", which takes you to the courses page. If this doesn't work, please log out and log back in again to be able to access your courses page.You can also check the Troubleshooting steps above.

Let us know if you are still having problems.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish Team

 

Submitted by Mansur2019 on Tue, 11/15/2022 - 22:15

Hello after it showed me that I can start my course on 15-11-22,I can't find the link to start the course,what is happening?

HI LailaHusseinIbrahim Youssef

Have you followed the instructions for enrolling on the course:

If you have done this, when you log in you should see the "My Portfolio" tab in the top left of the screen. Click on that, and you will see a drop-down menu "My Courses" - if you click on that you will be able to access the course page and start learning.

Hope that helps!

Cath

TeachingEnglish Team

Here is my account at the right corner of this page, but when I click on it I do not find my portfolio. I am not sure if I have already registered or not yet. Please tell me if I am already registered. If not show me how to do it. Thanks

Submitted by changtong on Tue, 11/15/2022 - 14:58

Hi staff,I can get access to the course and its materias. I tried the link provided.what should I do?

Hi changtong

Have you enrolled in the course following the instructions above:

If you are logged into the site, you should be able to access the courses homepage here:https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes or by clicking on the "My Portfolio - My courses" tab at the top of the page. If you don't see this, you will need to log out and log back into your account.

Hope that helps!

Cath

TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by Sandar Nu Nu Lin on Tue, 11/15/2022 - 13:17

How l participants successfully complete all tasks .l don't find the tasks to answer

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 11/16/2022 - 15:56

In reply to by Sandar Nu Nu Lin

Hi Sandar Nu Nu Lin

As this is a self-access course, you can work through the activities at your own pace. You can click "Finish" after each activity to check your answers. 

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish Team

Hi ghulammustafa

Are you having problems creating your account? Or accessing the course page? 

Have you followed these steps above?

Can you let us know which stage you are having problems with?

Thanks,
Cath

TeachingEnglish Team

Hi MervatKotb

Have you enrolled in the course, or are you having trouble with that? Follow these instructions in order to register:

If you are already registered, then you need to make sure you are logged in to the site, click on "My Portfolio - My courses" at the top of the page, which will take you to the course homepage where you can access the course content.

Let us know if you are having additional problems,

Cath

TeachingEnglish Team

 

Hi Batth

To change the name on your certificate, you first need to change your name on your TeachingEnglish profile (when you are logged on, click on "Edit Profile") Then you can use the "Help" button on the course page to request a new certificate with the new name.

Hope that helps!

Cath
TeachingEnglish Team

Hi Batth

Have you used the "Help" button on the course page? Please try doing that again so that the new certificate can be generated.

Thanks,
Cath

TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by Kristina251096 on Fri, 11/19/2021 - 10:03

Hello,

I would love to enroll on this course. Is there some specific time for it? Is it possible to do now?

 

Best wishes,

Kristina

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 11/22/2021 - 11:25

In reply to by Kristina251096

Hi Kristina,

I'm afraid the course has just finished, but it will be available again in 2022. Please check back for exact dates.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Hi Teni

The course has now ended, but it will run again in 2022, so keep checking our website.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Maha Sobhy Nou… on Tue, 11/16/2021 - 05:56

I completed the whole course but I have not gotten my certificate yet

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