British Council TeachingEnglish: Episode 1: How can I integrate global issues into my teaching?

Download the first episode, show notes and transcript from our podcast series 'British Council Teaching English'

British Council: TeachingEnglish - series overview

In this ten-part podcast series from the British Council, we try and provide solutions to some of the key questions being asked by English teachers around the world. Each episode explores a specific topic through interviews, a focus on recent developments and reports on British Council initiatives in English language teaching. Practical show notes and transcripts are available to download at the bottom of the page.

Episode 1: How can I integrate global issues into my teaching?

The Teaching English with the British Council podcast launches as COP26, the crucial UN climate change conference, draws to an end. In our first episode, we explore how teachers can effectively integrate teaching global issues in the language classroom. Initially, we’ll examine this question from the perspective of one of the most pressing global issues of our time, namely the climate crisis, in particular the British Council’s podcast series The Climate Connection. We’ll then interview Fadidac Jules Champrien, a young and dynamic Cameroonian educator, about how teachers in any context and any situation can use language teaching as a way of raising global issues.

Show notes

Each episode contains downloadable show notes. These include the following:

  • Ideas for how you could use the podcast in your teaching
  • Detailed notes with extra information about the contents of the episode
  • Useful links
  • A lexical glossary of words and phrases from the episode, mapped to the CEFR 

How to listen or subscribe to the podcast

You can listen and subscribe to the podcast in the following ways:


  • Episode 1 audio file
  • Episode 1 Show notes
  • Epsiode 1 Transcript

This episode is produced for the British Council by Chris Sowton and Kris Dyer 

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