Category Archives: Adults

A webinar with Andrew Walkley

A webinar with Andrew Walkley

Lesson planning is a crucial step in the teaching process, but when you’re in the classroom it’s also important to be flexible. Responding quickly to your students’ needs makes for a great learning experience, but sometimes it can be hard to let go of your carefully crafted lesson plan! Author Andrew Walkley has some insights […]

Aim-oriented teaching: Planning ahead for success

Aim-oriented teaching: Planning ahead for success

Our classes are often more successful when we’ve planned them with learning objectives in mind. In this post, Hugh Dellar explains how the idea of aim-oriented teaching and backwards planning can help you map out the language that will be most useful for your students so they can reach their goals faster.  He also shares […]

Seven principles for personalized, flexible teaching

Seven principles for personalized, flexible teaching

In this article, Dr. Ken Beatty outlines seven key principles for effective teaching, taken from timeless historical examples of royal education.  Ken is the series consultant for Startup, and these ideas have influenced the development of this series. Not only does Startup personalize learning, it gives teachers the flexibility to teach traditionally or use a […]

Motivating adult language learners

Motivating adult language learners

Dr. Ken Beatty is a teacher trainer and TESOL professor, and the author of more than 70 books for Pearson. He is also a consultant on StartUp, an eight-level adult English series. In this article he explores motivating adult language learners and reigniting their passion for learning English. The problem of motivation Have you ever […]

The art of goal setting

The art of goal setting

Dr. Ken Beatty, Series Consultant for Pearson’s StartUp, defines goals and explains why we should think of them as doors to open, rather than fixed targets. Goals as doors Liverpool, UK My eldest son Nathan failed to achieve the biggest goal of his life: becoming a garbage truck driver. It’s hardly surprising – he was […]

Bridging the gap – work skills with a licence to thrill with Margaret O’Keeffe

Bridging the gap – work skills with a licence to thrill with Margaret O’Keeffe

IATEFL 2019 kicks off next week in Liverpool, UK. As the date of this year’s conference draws nearer, we are excited to present all the Pearson speakers on the programme. They will be sharing their knowledge on a range of topics from employability and AI to assessment and 21st-century skills. This time, we have the pleasure […]

Mapping out the path to success with Hugh Dellar and Damian Williams

Mapping out the path to success with Hugh Dellar and Damian Williams

IATEFL 2019, one of the ELT industry’s most prestigious events, is fast approaching.  Taking place, from 2nd-5th April 2019 in Liverpool, it gathers English teachers from around the world. In anticipation of the conference, we are delighted to share with you some of the Pearson speakers on the program. Each one will be taking the stage […]