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This paper explores how language educators can integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in their classrooms using case study research conducted at a Japanese University.

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This paper introduces a new field of research called Language Education for Sustainable Development (LESD) and is one of the first case studies of its kind.


Language Education for Sustainable Development (LESD) is a new field of research exploring the importance of language education as a medium for teaching sustainability. In a world facing enormous environmental challenges, like climate change, language education programs in higher education can be a force for change.

Dr. Joshua John Jodoin
Konan University

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This page is a summary of: Promoting language education for sustainable development: a program effects case study in Japanese higher education, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, May 2020, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ijshe-09-2019-0258.
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