This unique volume utilizes the UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) framework to illustrate successful integration of sustainability education in post-secondary foreign language (FL) learning.

Showcasing a variety of approaches to using content-based instruction (CBI) in college-level courses, this text valuably demonstrates how topics relating to environmental, social, and cultural dimensions of sustainability can be integrated in FL curricula. Chapters draw on case studies from colleges throughout the US and consider theoretical and practical concerns relating to models of sustainability-based teaching and learning. Chapters present examples of project-, problem-, and task-based approaches, as well as field work, debate, and reflective pedagogies to enhance students’ awareness and engagement with sustainable development issues as they acquire a foreign language. Insights and recommendations apply across languages and highlight the potential contribution of FL learning to promote sustainability literacy amongst learners.

This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators in higher education with an interest in Modern Foreign Languages, sustainability education, training, and leadership more broadly.

chapter |13 pages


Toward Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Foreign Languages
ByMaría J. de la Fuente
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part Part 1|70 pages

Approaches to Integrating Education for Sustainable Development into Foreign Language Curricula

chapter 1|17 pages

Sustainability and the Pluriverse

From Environmental Humanities Theory to Content-Based Instruction in Spanish Curricula
ByLaura Barbas-Rhoden
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chapter 2|16 pages

Multiliteracies Pedagogy

Theory to Practice for Scaffolding Sustainability Literacies
ByKristen M. Turpin
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chapter 3|15 pages

Project-Based Language Learning

Addressing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Issues in Climate Action
ByMegan M. Ferry
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chapter 4|20 pages

Problem-Based Pedagogy for the Advanced College Language Curriculum

Becoming a Multicompetent Language User through Sustainability Education
ByMaría J. de la Fuente
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part Part 2|74 pages

Implementing Sustainability-Based Curricular Initiatives in Foreign Language Education

chapter 5|18 pages

Engaging Students with Social, Cultural, and Environmental Sustainability Topics in the Spanish-Speaking World

A Reimagined Beginner Spanish Curriculum
ByJorge Méndez Seijas, María Luisa Parra
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chapter 6|19 pages

Beyond the Language Requirement

Implementing Sustainability-Based FL Education in the Spanish Foundations Program
ByRaychel Vasseur, Yerko Sepúlveda
Size: 0.46 MB

chapter 7|17 pages

Toward the Greening of the Intermediate French Language Curriculum

ByRichard Kern, Vesna Rodic
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chapter 8|18 pages

Toward Sustainability in German Curricula

ByAlec Cattell, Belinda Kleinhans
Size: 0.33 MB

part Part 3|76 pages

Exploring Interdisciplinary Collaborations toward Sustainability Education in FL Programs

chapter 9|18 pages

Cross-Disciplinarity at the Core

Teaching Sustainability in a Business German Course
ByMargaret Gonglewski, Anna Helm
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chapter 10|18 pages

Content-Based Instruction in a Spanish Language Classroom

Climate, Identity, and Historical Patterns of Latin American Migration to the United States
BySilvia M. Peart, Bradford S. Barrett, Sharika D. Crawford
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chapter 11|18 pages

Sustainability across the Curriculum

A Multilingual and Intercultural Approach
ByDeborah Reisinger, Sandra Valnes Quammen, Yan Liu, Edgar Virgüez
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chapter 12|18 pages

Translanguaging in Language and Area-Studies Curriculum

A Japanese FLAC Course of Minamata and Fukushima in Environmental Humanities
ByNobuko Chikamatsu
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chapter |2 pages


ByMaría J. de la Fuente
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