English in Nature is about experiencing both English and Nature…
…which means, in essence, using and improving your skills in both.
Given the facts that:
Nature awareness, wildlife conservation and sustainability education can be greatly enhanced and enriched through experiential learning. Likewise, English language education is far more effective when it involves hands-on activities with learner-driven content. English in Nature combines all this into one comprehensive learning program.
International exchanges among learners, young and old, require a common language. In most cases, that language is English.
The benefits of outdoor experiential learning are real and that the results are fast. Just by spending time outdoors, away from the concrete and asphalt, helps us to recharge, and reconnect to nature and to ourselves. Even in a relatively small green space, even for a half an hour a day, being outdoors has a big positive impact on learning and health.
So, how exactly does this help anyone to learn a language?
Learners will be guided through activities that take them outdoors, where they put their English skills into action while building their nature knowledge, life skills and outdoor skills.
Should more nature be taught in schools?
Integrated learning, which is sometimes called cross-curricular learning, is already done in many schools, though it takes quit a bit of complex strategic planning, not to mention a strong will to push it through the bureacratic barriers. However, experiential nature & sustainability education is not often part of this.
Since fully integrated programs can be complicated and take a long time to launch, extra-curricular or afternoon programs are often far easier for educators to initiate and carry out, while privately run programs offer still more freedom.
With the materials you’ll find here on this site, you’ll be able to create your own program for your children, your pupils, or for yourself that you can start implementing anytime!
The content-and-language-integrated learning materials that you’ll find here address the modern issues of nature awareness, environmental protection and education for sustainable development–effectively and pragmatically.
Why are these valuable, sought-after materials so often so hard to find?
Conventional language teaching methods and most commercially available language learning materials are usually too generalized to include high-quality nature- and ecological awareness lessons, because these are often designed for mass consumption.
Likewise, precious few nature and sustainability awareness programs are designed with English language learners in mind.
The fact is, the best nature educators are rarely engaged in experiential English language learning, and, conversely, the best English language trainers are rarely engaged in experiential nature and sustainability awareness education.
And so, given these facts, once you become someone who teaches this kind of integrated experiential learning program, then it’s you who will be highly sought after!
All you need you will find here.
Since you’re here, reading this page, chances are you’re looking to improve or apply your own knowledge and skills in one area or the other content area, and, if you’re like most people, you may also welcome the chance to improve your own English skills, especially if your goal is to teach it to others!
So, let’s get started!
Let’s save some time, spare ourselves the unnecessary struggle and kill these two birds with a single stone!
There’s no question that experiential courses are the most effective way to learn a language, not to mention the only way to raise awareness of nature, but that’s just PART of the reason why I created this program. Keep scrolling for more of the story…
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