British Council TeachingEnglish - Episode 9: How can I support my own and my students' wellbeing?

Download the ninth 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 9: How can I support my own and my students' wellbeing?

COVID-19 has affected so much of how we deliver education and language teaching. As schools (in some parts of the world) return to something approaching normality, it’s important to consider the mental health impact of the pandemic. Confronted with other challenging issues as well, such as climate anxiety, students are looking to teachers for mental health support more than ever before. In this episode, we’ll look at British Council set of activities created as part of its Connecting Classrooms programme. These materials help teachers promote wellbeing activities for both you and your students. In the second half of the episode, we speak to the teacher trainer, author and researcher Sarah Mercer and discuss how teachers can make their classrooms places where mental wellbeing is maintained, and even improved.

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 9 audio file
  • Episode 9 Show notes
  • Epsiode 9 Transcript

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


Submitted by Habib English on Fri, 03/25/2022 - 10:43


podcasting is something great especially when feeding ears and brain about English pronunciation and works a lot when acquiring a language and following the shape and way to express one's self freely and confidently.
the more we listen to English musicality, the better our tongue become accustomed to using English expression without being stuck.

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