Developing Responsible Global Citizens: The Importance of CHEDI and 21st Century Education for Language Schools

In today’s globalized world, language schools have a unique opportunity to prepare learners for the challenges of the 21st century. That’s why we’ve developed the DRGC (Developing Responsible Global Citizens) curriculum, which focuses on the five key areas of Community, Health, Environment, Diversity, and Innovation, also known as CHEDI. By developing language proficiency and effective communication skills within the context of CHEDI, we aim to foster creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and confidence in learners to tackle these challenges.

Here’s why CHEDI and 21st century education are so important for language schools, and how our DRGC curriculum can help:

Community – In a world where technology has made us more connected than ever, community is still essential. By developing social and cultural competencies such as empathy, communication, and collaboration, language schools can help learners build and maintain strong communities.

Health – The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us how important health is, not just as individuals but as a society. By helping learners understand the factors that contribute to good health, such as nutrition, exercise, and mental well-being, language schools can promote healthy habits and help build a healthier world.

Environment – Climate change, pollution, and environmental degradation are some of the most urgent issues facing our planet. By teaching learners about the impact of human activity on the environment and the importance of sustainability and conservation, language schools can help create a more environmentally conscious generation.

Diversity – Diversity is a fact of life in the 21st century, and language schools can help learners appreciate and value diversity in all its forms. By promoting intercultural communication, respect, and understanding, language schools can help build a more inclusive and tolerant society.

Innovation – The pace of technological change and innovation is faster than ever, and language schools can help learners develop the skills they need to thrive in this environment. Critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity are all essential skills for adapting to a rapidly changing world.

By incorporating the DRGC curriculum into our teaching, language schools can help learners develop the skills and awareness they need to become responsible global citizens. Whether it’s through the use of the Curriculum Builder, the implementation of student-centered methodologies, or the incorporation of ELT theory and practice, language schools can make a real difference in the lives of their learners and in the world at large. Let’s work together to develop responsible global citizens through language learning and CHEDI-focused education.