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About the webinar

In this webinar, our global teacher panel explored ways to bring environmental issues and the fight against the climate crisis into the language classroom.

About the panel

This was a panel event, with speakers from around the world, followed by questions from the audience.

Richard Tallaron is the director and co-founder of PowerLanguage and Languages for Education Europe (LFEE). His main responsibility with LFEE is to oversee the management and development of their European training programmes, as well as the bilateral / multinational mobility projects for Teachers and other Educators under the Erasmus+ programme. At PowerLanguage, Richard works on the development of online resources to support the teaching of languages in Primary and Secondary schools. Richard studied Scottish Literature and French as an Additional Language at Grenoble University and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Chris Sowton has worked in the field of English Language Teaching for 25 years for a range of institutions, including Cambridge University Press and the British Council, and taught at institutions including Cambridge University and King’s College London (University of London). He has written extensively in the field, as author or co-author on more than 20 ELT books, including Cambridge University Press' Unlock series and the recently published Teaching in Challenging Circumstances. Chris has conducted teacher training and educational research in many countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, India, Somaliland, China and Indonesia. Most recently, he was the host and co-creator of the British Council’s podcast The Climate Connection, which explores language education and the climate crisis.

Larisa Guzun is the founder of the Moldovan English Teachers' Association, which has 8 years experience in promoting, initiating and implementing projects aimed at improving the quality of education. She has 18 years experience working as an educator and 10 years experience as a teacher trainer. In 2020, Larisa initiated the project ECOCall2020, which aims to raise awareness about climate change amongst youth. This project gathered students from different countries and offered them the possibility to meet native speakers of English to talk about things we can all do to save the planet.

Magdalene Omar Bakhashab has worked in various roles within the education sector for over 2 decades. As School Director, she leads a team of educators and management colleagues delivering high quality education for different curriculums in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Magdalene enjoys teaching pupils aged 16- 18 and her areas of strategic focus are equipping students with life skills such as leadership and providing a stimulating environment for creativity and innovation while encouraging diverse community engagements.

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