October 31st World Cities Day

How could we mark the occasion in our language classes? It seems very relevant as many of us work in cities, teaching students who live in cities and while it is true that the environmental impact of cities is huge, it’s also the case that many solutions to this issue are likely to come fromContinue reading “October 31st World Cities Day”

There’s a Monster in the Kitchen!

Recently the organisation where I work replaced coursebooks with set lessons. Not only that, but students now choose the lesson they attend based on factors such as the lesson outcomes. Help! I’m no longer able to use the hour-long lessons I’ve spent years compiling. This is actually an opportunity. Many among us now realise thatContinue reading “There’s a Monster in the Kitchen!”

Sustainability when you have set lesson content

Many of us don’t have the freedom to choose what we cover in a lesson. What can you do to bring a sustainability twist to every lesson even when you have to operate within what may seem like the tramlines of set lesson outcomes? There are many possibilities. Here is one I learnt in theContinue reading “Sustainability when you have set lesson content”