Teaching English podcast: How can I teach online effectively?

Download the fifth episode, show notes and transcript from series 1 of our podcast '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 5: How can I teach online effectively?

The last few years have seen a rush towards teaching online, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. But whilst some teachers had considerable experience teaching remotely, for others it was a completely new experience. In episode 5, we learn from Plan Ceibal (Ceibal en Inglés), an innovative English teaching project which uses videoconferencing technology to reach 80,000 children in over 550 primary schools across Uruguay. In the second part, digital learning specialist and lecturer in English language teacher Raquel Ribeiro shares her insights into how you can teach online more effectively, whatever your own experience and personal context. 

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 5 audio file
  • Episode 5 Show notes
  • Epsiode 5 Transcript

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


Hi Halima

This is not a course, it's a podcast. To listen to this episode, you can either download it to your device by clicking on the file above, or subscribe through a podcast service using the links. You can also look at the show notes and transcript.

Hope you enjoy listening!


TE Team

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