Global Challenge is an ambitious project to create a large bank of free-to-download Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) resources to help English teachers around the world provide their students with worthwhile and stimulating classroom learning.
If you wish to include issues of global contemporary importance, such as climate change, environmental protection, global inequality, emerging technologies, and so on, in your English classes, then these materials are designed for you.
We are pleased to report that, since our launch announcement in January 2023, our membership has grown rapidly to include teachers in the following 71 countries around the world.
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, the USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
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Teachers in all of these countries are regularly downloading Global Challenge learning and teaching materials and using them in their classrooms. Global Challenge CLIL materials encourage young learners to understand and engage with topics in a mature way, and to believe that they can proactively work to improve the world. Each learning pack consists of about 100 pages of informative and thought-provoking texts, creative and critical thinking tasks, and fun activities and games, which can be freely photocopied and used in class. They are suitable for children in the 8-14 year age range with IELTS reading scores in the range of 4 to 6.
These five learning packs, created to appeal to students in their early teens, are now available to download free of charge:
- The Future of Cities
- Protecting Biodiversity
- How People Live Around the World
- Looking After Ourselves and the Planet
- Our Changing Communities
All you need to do is sign up to access Global Challenge learning packs. Then, bookmark this page in your browser, and login to the Grange website for regular updates. We’ve even included a countdown feature so that you can schedule your next download. Remember to refresh your screen in order to see the new content if you are returning to our website.
“Our teaching and learning materials are provided free of charge because we believe that cost should not be an obstacle to young people’s learning – especially when it comes to learning about issues of such pressing importance for the world’s future.”
If, after downloading and using Global Challenge materials, you would like to show your appreciation, please consider donating to an established charity that supports children’s well-being around the world, such as UNICEF. Check out the UNICEF website at: https://www.unicef.org/.
Over the coming months, learning packs will be regularly created and made available for teachers to download. Our aim is for our bank of free materials to exceed 500 pages during the coming year. We shall be promoting Global Challenge using LinkedIn, so watch out for our LinkedIn announcements every month or two, and please do feel free to forward the link to your friends and colleagues, so that they can become Global Challengers, too! If you have already logged in, you will be automatically directed to ‘Members’ Pages’ in future.
At Grange Education, we have a vision. Our vision is to provide young people around the world with access to free-to-download, good quality English learning materials with a focus on issues of global contemporary importance. If just 250 teachers download Global Challenge materials each month and use them with their students, about 180,000 students will benefit each year. If 750 teachers do this, the number of young people whose English has been enhanced through exposure to the world’s most pressing issues will exceed half a million. With your help, we can make this happen!