Category Archives: Free Teaching Resources

Colour your world with Gold Experience 2nd Edition

Gold Experience Exam Preparation Pearson English

To celebrate the 2nd edition of our popular Gold Experience exam preparation course for teens, we want to share with you our colour your world resource packs. Each pack includes a colourful printable poster (in three different sizes), question cards and teacher notes. These resources can be used for speaking activities and interactive communication games […]

Setting students on the path to success

Setting students on the path to success

With the internet at our fingertips, we have access to information on absolutely any topic imaginable. It’s an invaluable tool for learners of a second language, who can access materials in their L2 that students twenty or thirty years ago could only dream of.  But without digital literacy, the internet can be a difficult – […]

Little Women – a classic story for all

Little Women - a classic story for all

A good book is a good companion – and many of us like to snuggle up on the sofa and immerse ourselves in a new world.  For language learners, reading a whole novel may be a bit too challenging. So why not point your students in the direction of our graded Readers? Whether they prefer […]

5 fun classroom ideas for Thanksgiving

5 fun classroom ideas for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA on the fourth Thursday of November – and there’s more to this national holiday than just turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie! It’s a time to be surrounded by friends and family and be thankful for everything we have. In the run up to the holiday, it’s the perfect excuse […]

5 spooky ideas for your primary classes this Halloween

5 spooky ideas for your primary classes this Halloween

It’s almost Halloween and the ghosts and vampires will soon be coming out to play! Did you know that although we often associate Halloween with pumpkin carving and eating candy, the festival has much older origins?  Samhain is an ancient Gaelic festival which celebrates the end of the harvest and the start of winter. This […]

Preparing students for success using the GSE Teacher Toolkit

Preparing students for success using the GSE Teacher Toolkit

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is the standard method of measuring a student’s capability in a second language. First developed in the 1990s, the structure has been used for almost 30 years to assess learners’ language skills. It has six levels, ranging from beginner to proficient language user, and has proven a useful […]

Starting the new school year successfully: A Roadmap webinar series

Starting the new school year successfully: A Roadmap webinar series

Every group of students we teach is different. This makes planning our courses around our students’ needs challenging – especially when course book materials are hard to personalise or lack flexibility.  Roadmap is an eight-level general English course for adults, which has been designed to meet that challenge head-on. It enables you to adapt your […]

5 tips to start the new school year successfully

5 tips to start the new school year successfully

As your students get ready to come back to school and begin a new school year, it’s time to think about your first few classes and start preparing for a new intake of students. But what should you consider? What ESL teaching resources are available to you? And how can you make sure your students […]

5 activities to celebrate International Friendship Day

At Pearson English we’ll be celebrating International Friendship Day on July 30th.  It helps us think about our relationships, friendships and our rapport with other people.  The students in our classes may not always be friends, but it’s important for them to be able to work collaboratively in a welcoming and inclusive environment. When our […]

Summer Reading Camp – Graded stories for the primary classroom

Summer Reading Camp - Graded stories for the primary classroom

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” – Dr. Seuss Have you ever thought about using graded Readers with your class? Reading is an enjoyable activity for many children, but some find it difficult, especially in another language. There are many benefits of reading – […]

To infinity and beyond! Toy Story classroom activities for young learners

To infinity and beyond! Toy Story classroom activities for young learners

Summer is just around the corner – and that means lots of great movies will be coming out to keep us entertained during the holidays. This year, there are some incredible Disney movies on offer. We can look forward to Toy Story 4 coming out on June 21st, a new CGI version of The Lion […]

A Super Hero lesson plan to celebrate Marvel Studios new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ movie

A Super Hero lesson plan to celebrate Marvel Studios new 'Avengers: Endgame' movie

With the successful release of the next installment of the Marvel Studio franchise, Avengers: Endgame, your students are sure to be buzzing with Super Hero excitement. So here’s a lesson plan to help motivate your learners. They will use comparatives and superlatives to discuss the relative powers of the characters from Pearson Level 3: Avengers: […]

What’s in my GSE Teacher Toolkit?

What’s in my GSE Teacher Toolkit?

The Global Scale of English (GSE) Teacher Toolkit has everything you need to plan engaging and appropriate lessons for your learners. Consisting of over 2,000 Learning Objectives, as well as hundreds of grammar points and thousands of word meanings and collocations, the database is easy for teachers to use and navigate. It can help you […]

Two downloadable lesson plans to celebrate International Women’s Day

Two downloadable lesson plans to celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide every year on March 8th. It aims to raise awareness of the many issues still facing women around the world and celebrate women’s achievements at the same time. The event has been running since 1908 and, in recent years, each event has had a specific theme. This year, the […]

Reading strategies checklist for primary

Reading strategies checklist for primary

Reading is something we often take for granted, but in order for our primary students to really get to grips with a text, they may need some help and guidance. Whether students are proficient readers in English or whether they are just starting their reading journey, they will benefit from strategies to help them deal […]

Engage your students with out-of-this-world Marvel Cinematic Readers

Engage your students with out-of-this-world Marvel Cinematic Readers

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Invisibility? Teleportation? How about the ability to engage your learners in reading activities in an instant? Well, you can do just that with our Marvel Cinematic Readers. We all know how important reading is for language development. It expands vocabulary and comprehension, reinforces grammatical structures […]

4 Key challenges in secondary education

4 Key challenges in secondary education

During our recent Live Classes project, delivered in partnership with the BBC, we addressed some of the challenges facing secondary teachers around the world. Live Classes is a unique opportunity for students to enter a dynamic global classroom. Teachers also gain valuable teaching experience, ideas and skills to help motivate their students. View the schedule and […]

Make reading more fun with these Charles Dickens’ themed activities

Charles Dickens was an outstanding storyteller who created some of the most incredible and beloved characters of Victorian-age Britain. Who hasn’t felt sympathy for the young orphan Oliver Twist, feared the mean, old Ebenezer Scrooge, or been surprised by the eccentric behavior of Miss Havisham? Born February 7th, 1812, Charles Dickens had to leave school […]

A look back at our most popular blog posts of 2018

most popular blog posts blog round up 2018

The last twelve months have flown by. We hope that you had a productive 2018 and that you found lots of interesting ideas and activities to use with your students using our blog and other resources. We’d like to reflect on last year by sharing twelve of the most popular blog posts. Have you read […]