British Council TeachingEnglish - Episode 7: How can I integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into my teaching?

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

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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 7: How can I integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into my teaching?

We are now into the last decade of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their emphasis on promoting education, improving health outcomes and eradicating poverty have never been more crucial. Despite their importance, many students around the world know little about them. In this podcast, we hear from three ELT writers who contributed articles to the British Council publication Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom. We then speak to Margarita Kosior about how these ideas can be effectively contextualised in the classroom, showing that it is possible to meet language goals – and prepare students for examinations – by teaching about the Sustainable Development Goals.

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

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