Teaching English for Sustainability

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  • Rachel Bowden Primary teacher support programme in Sabah, East Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v15i1-2.4605

Keywords:

Sustainability, English for sustainability, Teaching English

Abstract

In this article I begin by exploring ideas of sustainability and the emergence and prevalence of this term into international discourse. I then outline the connection between learning and sustainability and the emerging field of Education for Sustainability (EfS). I go on to draw parallels between EfS and English Language Teaching (ELT) suggesting that what, how, who and where we teach, gives us an exciting role to play in this emerging paradigm of education and wider societal changes- why we teach. I finish by making suggestions for strengthening this connection.

Key words: Sustainability; English for sustainability; Teaching English

Journal of NELTA

Vol. 15 No. 1-2 December 2010

Page: 16-21

Uploaded date: 4 May, 2011

DOI: 10.3126/nelta.v15i1-2.4605

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Rachel Bowden, Primary teacher support programme in Sabah, East Malaysia.

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Bowden, R. (2011). Teaching English for Sustainability. Journal of NELTA, 15(1-2), 16–21. https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v15i1-2.4605

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