EFL for Global Citizenship: Empowering Through Sustainability Projects

Activity: Talk or presentationPresentation at conference/workshop/seminar


In an era where global challenges such as climate change, inequality, and social justice increasingly demand collective action, the role of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education in cultivating global citizens has never been more critical. This workshop, aims to explore innovative pedagogical strategies that integrate global citizenship education within project-based learning, with a special focus on sustainability. By leveraging the universal language of English, we can equip our students not only with linguistic skills but also with a profound understanding of and engagement with global issues, preparing them to participate actively in the global community.
The workshop will present several case studies of projects conducted with undergraduate students at Xi’an Jiaotong-University in China, which centered on sustainability. Participants will be guided through the process of designing, implementing, and assessing projects that encourage students to research, articulate, and advocate for sustainability issues in English. This approach not only enhances language proficiency but also deepens students' global awareness and their sense of responsibility as global citizens.
The session will conclude with an interactive Q&A segment, encouraging participants to share their experiences and ideas for incorporating global citizenship themes into their teaching practices. Attendees will leave equipped with the knowledge and inspiration to implement similar projects in their own contexts, thereby fostering a generation of EFL learners who are not only proficient in English but also empowered to make a positive impact on global issues.
Period27 Apr 2024
Event title2024 KOTESOL International Conference
Event typeConference
LocationSeoul, Korea, Republic ofShow on map