When we started ELTfootprint, we met ELT pioneers who had already been fighting the climate crisis and biodiversity loss for a long time. Unsurprising really, until you consider that they had been doing so without the mass support of groups like ours, in an age when the natural world was rarely front-page news. Owain Llewelyn is one of these people; with over seven years writing lesson plans for a greener future and sharing them on his site, eltsustainable.com, he’s built up a comprehensive bank of resources for ELT. It’s a place we keep coming back to; you may well have visited it, as Owain regularly posts topical lessons on the group page.
I took part in Owain’s first ‘Language Teaching for the Planet’ lesson-planning course because I’m interested in exploring the possibilities of bringing the crisis into my teaching. It’s practical, principled guidance; I learned a lot, not just through Owain’s input but also through discussing the issues among the community of participants.
I was thrilled when Owain asked if I could help out on the second course. With more teachers enrolled (quite a few who are members of the ELT Footprint Facebook group and including Kath Bilsborough) there was an even greater buzz in the chat room. The results were so good, Owain has compiled the lessons into a book, free for you to download and use in class.
Get your free book of seven lessons here!