British Council TeachingEnglish - Episode 2: How can I make my teaching gender fair?

Download the second 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 2: How can I make my teaching gender fair?

Although classrooms are becoming increasingly gender fair, the educational impacts of COVID-19 have affected females more than males. Now, more than ever, teachers need to continue to make their classrooms gender-fair places. In the first part of Episode 2, we learn about a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) recently created by the British Council, in which we explore its three modules, Gender representation in teaching materials, Understanding gender equality in teaching practice and Working with Gender equality in Education. In the second part, gender expert and educator Bhavna Gupta identifies simple ways in which all teachers, whatever their context, can ensure that all students are given equal opportunities.

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

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  • Episode 2 audio file
  • Episode 2 Show notes
  • Epsiode 2 Transcript

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


Submitted by Marcos Loureiro on Thu, 06/09/2022 - 12:57


I want to thank the British Team for this beneficial subject when discussing gender in the classroom. We are living in the world of choices, then we have to respect one another as a teacher conscious of their responsibilities. Thank you so much for this content.

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