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Enacting Green Pedagogy in the EFL classrooms in Bangladesh: Prospects, Challenges and Pragmatic Breakthroughs

1Northern University of Business and Technology Khulna, Bangladesh

Language Education Forum. 2019, Vol. 1 No. 1, 1-5
DOI: 10.12691/lef-1-1-1
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Mozaffor Hossain. Enacting Green Pedagogy in the EFL classrooms in Bangladesh: Prospects, Challenges and Pragmatic Breakthroughs. Language Education Forum. 2019; 1(1):1-5. doi: 10.12691/lef-1-1-1.

Correspondence to: Mozaffor  Hossain, Northern University of Business and Technology Khulna, Bangladesh. Email:


Bangladesh suffers scores of manmade environmental issues, like air pollution, water pollution, sound pollution, soil erosion, deforestation and dumping waste materials etc. leading to many natural disasters, such as flood, cyclones, draught, hill collapse and the like round the year. For greater welfare of the country as well as its people, environmental consciousness is a must and increasingly demanded among the teeming young generation, of who a greater number are students. Among the students, almost all pursue English language skills at various institutes, for English is mandatory in all academic stages as well as in attaining a better career in this country. Hence, English lessons focusing environmental awareness and guidance can lead the learners to play commendable transformative roles in protecting the environment from further degeneration. Accordingly, this study intends to explore the possibility of enacting green pedagogy concentrating atmospheric betterment in the EFL classrooms in Bangladesh. In the process, it attempts to find out the pragmatic approaches to converge EFL instructions and green natural phenomena to succeed in achieving two targets simultaneously, one being improved English language skills and another being consolidated environmental awareness.