Although some teachers might wonder if global skills have a place in teaching English to young learners (TEYL), I am a strong believer that we, as English language teachers, have an important role to play in raising learners’ awareness of the significant challenges the world is facing. Focusing on global issues in an age-accessible way and developing English language and other skills that support thinking and actions can potentially help enable children and teenagers to create change.

Strand 3 during the IATEFL YLTSIG 35th Anniversary Web Conference focused on Global Skills and highlighted the importance of addressing the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. Click on the link below if you want to read a summary of webinars talking about how to intregrate Global Skills into the YL classroom.