Hala is based in Cairo and leads on British Council Teacher Professional Development Programmes in Egypt. In more than 11 years with the British Council, Hala has been a teacher, a teacher trainer, a teacher mentor, an academic manager of a several English programmes including national and regional projects to support refugees to access higher education, build the capacity of schoolteachers and teachers educators, develop and roll out the English for Interfaith Dialogue programme, strengthening teacher networks and communities of practice in MENA. She has been a speaker for several times in international conferences such as in IATEFL, IMMLE, CIES, NileTESOL and TESOL Arabia. Aside from that, Hala enjoys practising sports, going to the cinema, playing the guitar and singing.
Climate Action in Language Education: Impactful ways to integrate environmental issues in English language teaching
This session will be centred around the research strand of the British Council’s new 'Climate Action in Language Education' project. In the first section Hala Ahmed will briefly outline some of the headline findings in the research, and their possible classroom and institutional implications. After this Hala will focus on practical ways English language teachers can develop and deliver lessons with a sustainability focus, moving beyond traditional coursebook environment units.