Global Author Podcast Episode 1: Lindsay Clandfield

Published on 20th June, 2011 in Global Author Podcasts, Podcasts by Matt Kay

Lindsay Clandfield is the series author of the award-winning course, Global. Here he talks about what defines Global and what sets it apart from the rest. Next week we will hear from Professor David Cyrstal on ‘The Future of Englishes: going local’


  • I quite like the material of Global. It is fresh and different every week.This initiative is even more welcoming. It would help expose my students to a fresh angle of English learning and the English language in general.Would it be possible to provide the teachers with the transcripts of these podcasts please? I am even ready to pay for it. Thank you

    Mo Hassan on 26 June, 2011
  • Hi there – really pleased you are enjoying Global and the website. The print versions of this podcast series appear in the Global Teacher’s Books, so you should find them there in the ‘Author Essays’ section.
    If you need anything further then just drop us a line!
    Thanks again and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series.. David Crystal next!
    Charlie and the Global team

    Charlie on 27 June, 2011
  • Totally agree with Mr. Clandfield, language implies communication around the world and teachers and students have to learn that nowadays we don’t have just a British, American English, but real-life-situations where vocabulary and structures help us get our message across. I love the idea of thinking skills integrated and literature. What about trying to integrate Global in Mexico, too?

    Ana Delia Castañeda on 30 June, 2011
  • Hi there Ana,

    You’re right – it’s a much more relevant course for our times.

    I think there may be good news for you on the Mexico side of things.. Why not drop our colleagues there a line ( for more info?

    Many thanks,

    Charlie and the Global Team

    Charlie on 4 July, 2011