Taking climate action into your lessons: why, when, and how? 

Panelist: Marcela Villan 

Probably, at least once, you have heard about the importance of climate action. But, if you are an English language teacher, how can you include it in your programs? How can you contribute to a real solution to reach Sustainable Development Goals and counteract issues such as climate change, endangered species, greenhouse emissions, water shortage, and the impact of fossil fuels?

Discover the answers and practical options for your classes by watching this free webinar. Marcela Villan provides easy-to-implement solutions to awaken students' interest in the subject matter. After viewing, you can scan the QR code to receive a certificate. Don't miss out!

Marcela Villan is a teacher of English with a TESOL certification and several diplomas. She has worked extensively in the field and is also a global educator. She specializes in Environmental Education and Global Competence. She firmly supports the United Nations 2030 Agenda and PBL as a framework for teaching.

How can teachers take advantage of several resources to incorporate climate action in ELT? 

Many people are concerned about environmental issues, but they often struggle with figuring out how to make a positive impact. This is especially true for English language teachers. Marcela Villan suggests that they can utilize content lessons to raise awareness and inspire action. For instance, if it is about cars, students can research the environmental impact of cars and learn about sustainable alternatives, such as hybrid or electric vehicles, or different modes of transportation. Teachers can also incorporate various materials, such as movies, books, and documentaries, to engage students and promote environmental consciousness. 

Project-based learning is a highly effective method for generating practical solutions, according to Villans' suggestion. Teachers can start by tackling a global issue and then breaking it down into a more local context so that students can make a meaningful contribution towards resolving it. For instance, when addressing the problem of increasing consumerism, students can devise a solution based on circular economy principles, such as reusing or redistributing products to minimize their carbon footprint.

In this way, students will help the environment and they will be equipped with 21st-century skills, such as critical thinking and teamwork. So, if you want to leave a mark on them beyond the classroom, this talk will be of great interest to you.

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