An Introduction to Global Skills

Jeremy Bowell


In an ever-changing and unpredictable word, it has never been more important to equip our students with the global skills they will need to navigate their futures. In this talk, I will discuss what we mean by global skills, look at how they are particularly relevant in the English language classroom, and talk about how you can bring them into your regular lessons. In particular, I’ll look at critical thinking, creativity, cultural awareness and communication. I’ll leave you with some practical activities to use in the classroom.


Jeremy Bowell has been working in the English language teaching field for over 20 years. He taught English in the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany, before joining the ELT division of Oxford University Press in 2004. He spent nine years at the Press working as an editor on international secondary course books, as well as taking on a number of presenting and teacher training assignments across Europe. He left OUP in 2013 to pursue a career as an author, and since then he has written for a number of OUP courses including Solutions, English Plus, Synchronize, and Life Vision. He has also written graded readers, children’s and young adult fiction. He lives in Oxford and in his free time, enjoys cinema, music, running, paddle boarding and baking. But not always at the same time.

Presentation Details

Type of presentation: Talk
Presentation is for: General audience
Presentation focuses on: Secondary education
Presentation Coding: General (GEN) Non-Commercial
Speaking on behalf of a publisher, examination board, or commercial organisation? Yes, Oxford University Press

Scheduled for

Date: Friday, 2022-09-16, 18:00 - 19:00
Place: prof.Radwańskiego Aula