Plastic-free school network: – English online course  for the Environment

This course is online, free of charge and proposes a series of lessons covering the micro-language and associated grammar on the theme of environmental topics to allow participating schools and teachers to communicate with colleagues from other European countries about their activities and transfer the micro-language to children. The course is for adult learners who don’t feel confident enough in communicating and who need to build their vocabulary and practice their grammar. The topic area is vast and so the course has been divided into eight main topic areas (see scheme), each of which contains a number of sub-topics which will provide the topics for the micro-language. Topics will be chosen from the different areas on a rotating basis. Each lesson will be 2 hours – 1.5 hours linguistic aspects of the topic + 30min discussion to be delivered on-line and will deal with a particular sub-topic. Each lesson will use the opportunity provided by the subject matter to cover relevant micro-language and associated grammar forms for teachers involved in the project activities and who are taking part in the school plastic free movement. All the participants will receive a participation certificate based on the number of hours of attendance. Under less than 75% of the hours they will not receive any certificate. The certificate will be emitted by Polo Europeo della Conoscenza, the Project’s coordinator Organization, a Public body in Italy and It is valid as training credit. For those requiring we will prepare also the europass certificate.

Note: This course is only open to all the teachers who are willing to join the Plastic-Free Schools network.

The total duration is 16 meetings online for teachers .

Session

Month 2021/22

Date

time

Macro area

Sub-topic

1

April

13

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Modern life Technology in everyday life

2

April

26

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Waste Reduce reuse recycle replace

3

May

3

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Energy Global warming

4

May

18

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Conservation Ecosystems

5

May

25

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Technology Plastics- microplastics

June

July

August

6

September

6

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Modern life Sustainable cities: sustainable Transport, urban gardens

7

September

20

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Conservation Interconnectivity

8

October

4

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Energy Greenhouse gases

9

October

18

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Conservation Invasive species

10

November

8

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Water Water pollution

11

November

22

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Technology Mining – extraction

12

December

13

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Pollution Air pollution

13

December

20

16.30-18.30 Rome time

The use of land Food production

14

January 2022

10

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Waste Biodegradability

15

January 2022

24

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Water water scarcity

16

February 2022

7

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Modern life Local action

The course will be delivered by Dr Gordon Kennedy PhD, freelance science educator with a broad experience of teaching adults and students.

To Join the course please fill the form here. All the participants will be added to the schools plastic free movement googlegroup and to join our community on Viber. Further communication will be available by email.

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4 thoughts on “English for the Environment”
  1. Chiedo di partecipare al corso perché ritengo che la tutela dell’ambiente e della salute siano argomenti molto importanti da trattare a scuola con i futuri cittadini del mondo.
    Anna L.

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