Events

Green Action ELT runs monthly online events covering a huge range of topics related to environmental action and language teaching. Join us to learn from experts and each other, connect with like-minded colleagues and help build a green ELT movement.

All Green Action ELT events are free and open to everyone working in or with the language teaching sector around the world. So please invite your colleagues and industry friends! Whether you are thinking about environmental action for the first time or have lots of ideas and experiences to share, you are welcome to join us.

If you have a suggestion for event topics or speakers, we would love to hear from you. Contact us via social media or email us: info@green-action-elt.uk

If you would like view past Green Action ELT events, watch recordings or the session and read write-ups, you can visit our webinar library. All our previous events are listed.

Upcoming events

Community Forum

Friday 22 March, 16:00 – 17:00 (UK)

This March we are ing another one of our popular community forum sessions to find out what’s happening in your language teaching context and how can we work together to drive more environmental action in our sector.

Join us to hear from colleagues and share your thoughts on key questions like:

  • How can we spur on action in our sector?
  • How can we build a bigger, more supportive global community?
  • How can we reach and engage more people?
  • What are the next stages for our green movement?

We will use breakout rooms to explore key topics broadly split into on reflection section, where we share actions and barriers, and a future section where we look at the next steps for our sector and how we can support eachother.

Our team of volunteers, who have experience in private sector language schools, the tertiary sector and educational reform and teacher professional development, will share their thoughts too.

Come along to explain what’s going on in your institution and put out our heads together to work out how we can move forward with the action we need.

Take a look at what we covered in our community discussion last year.


Make a planet pledge

Friday 26 April, 13:00 – 14:00 (UK)

Join us this Earth Month for the launch of an exciting new initiative from our Green Action ELT volunteers!

Most of us in language teaching understand that we must play our part in helping address the ongoing climate and ecological crises. But with bustling professional lives it can be hard to find the path forward.

That’s why we’ve created the Green Action ELT Pledge, a clear and easy-to-follow approach that empowers everyone in our profession to take meaningful actions and demonstrate their commitment to bring about a brighter future.

We warmly invite you to join us to learn more about our Pledge and express your commitment on Friday 26 April at 13:00 (UTC+1).


Green classroom projects

Friday 31 May, 16:00 – 17:00 (UK)

In this session, Cynthia Mann will talk about how you can use project-based learning to introduce climate action into your classroom.

It will include the key features of PBL and strategies to develop engaging climate action projects which can achieve greater learning outcomes for your students, whether it’s a primary, secondary or adult classroom.

She will showcase a number of projects to inspire you, as well as look at some of the challenges of PBL/climate action and, of course, some solutions. There will be plenty of practical ideas to help you design an engaging project for your classroom, whether it is based within or outside of the curriculum.

Cynthia is a trained secondary English/Drama and ESL teacher from Australia. Her career began in theatre and education using drama projects as a tool to engage and motivate students in a wide variety of curriculum areas. Cynthia has been based in Hanoi, Vietnam, for over 15 years where she has taught students of all ages. She has worked as a trainer and consultant on professional development programs including various methodology and language proficiency projects for primary, secondary and high school teachers in Hanoi and surrounding provinces. She also runs her own “towards sustainability” local fashion company.


AI and climate change: friends or foes?

Friday 21 June, 16:00 – 17:00 (UK)

So-called Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm and people are finding ways to use it in every field. But when it comes to environmental education in general and climate change in particular, can we be sure it is a good fit? We’ll look at ways in which AI can help teachers who are addressing climate change education, but we will also look at current issues that may prove controversial.

Vicky Saumell is a teacher, trainer, materials writer and presenter. She holds a degree in Spanish-English Literary and Technical Translation, a Diploma in the Theory and Methodology of TESOL and a degree in Educational Technology. She has worked for major publishers, especially in the areas of project-based learning and the meaningful use of technology for language learning. She has been the IATEFL LTSIG Coordinator. She currently teaches at primary and secondary level schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


September 2024

After a summer break we will be back with more online sessions on interesting, useful and inspiring topics in autumn.


Suggest an event

If there are any topics you would like us to cover if there are speakers you would like to recommend, we’d be very pleased to hear from you. Email us with your topic and speaker ideas or any other feedback you have.

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