This course empowers teachers to bring environmental issues to the forefront, both in the classroom and institutionally.
You will discover new ways to engage with your learners about the climate crisis, addressing topics like climate justice and dealing with big climate emotions. You will help students feel confident in making a difference and connect lessons and institution-wide projects to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
You will create teaching tools that encourage action on climate change, adapt materials to focus on the environment, understand how language shapes future leaders, and learn how to handle tough topics by integrating climate education into every lesson.
This course guides teachers to inspire a generation of proactive citizens, from the classroom to the world.
Is this course for you?
English language teachers, and educators working in bilingual contexts, teaching upper primary (11-12) to upper secondary (16-18) and young adult students
19 - 30 August 2024
Registration fee: €150
Course fee: €975
Various as offered by Lacunza
This course consists of 50 hours of tuition, delivered between 09:15 and 16:00, Monday - Friday. You will also take part in cross-curricular workshops on a variety of topics, and each course includes a free evening and weekend programme of social and cultural activities and trips.
Specific course content comes from feedback you and other participants give us through pre-course questionnaires, identifying your needs and priorities.
Time will be built into the course for reflection and for you to consider how to adapt ideas from the course to your classroom in your own professional contexts.
All NILE courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or the development of language awareness.Contact Lacunza and apply
Course Leader: Harry Waters
Harry wears many hats, both literally and figuratively. One of them is as a multi-award-winning teacher trainer, others include teacher, writer, climate activist, podcast host, TEDx speaker and hat wearer.
His journey into sustainability-driven education culminated in the inception of Renewable English, a platform merging language learning with environmental consciousness. This initiative reflects his fervent passions for the environment and English Language Teaching (ELT), extending his influence beyond conventional educational boundaries.
He’s the ambassador for Macmillan’s Advanced Learning Change Makers. He was lead trainer for two ELTon award-winning projects. His new book "Activities for a Greener Mindset" for DELTA publishing series "Ideas in Action", will be available in November 2024.
While adorned with numerous professional hats, Harry's down-to-earth nature and knack for environmentalism shine through. An advocate for sustainable practices, Harry finds joy in second-hand shirts and endeavors to weave sustainability into every aspect of education.