Planning for Success with the Global Scale of English: A Case Study

The Global Scale of English (GSE) is the first truly global English language standard.  It consists of a detailed scale of language ability and learning objectives which form the foundations of our courses and...
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The GSE Teacher Toolkit: Innovation in Teacher Resources

We are proud to announce that the Global Scale of English (GSE) Teacher Toolkit is a finalist at this  year’s ELTons Innovation Awards in the category Innovation in Teacher Resources.  The GSE Teacher Toolkit...
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Celebrating innovation in ELT with the British Council ELTons Awards

We are pleased to announce that Pearson English has received three nominations for the British Council ELTons Innovation Awards 2020.  Out of 130 entries from over 40 countries worldwide, the Pearson and BBC Live...

Opportunity for creativity and critical thinking

Sara Davila is a Learning Expert at Pearson Education. She is a teacher, materials writer, researcher, and teacher trainer who has worked in a variety of contexts. In this article, Sara talks about...
using the Global Scale of English

using the Global Scale of English

Andrew Lankshear is an English Teacher and Pearson author writing a 5-level series of skills books for young learners called English Language Booster. He currently works in primary education in Japan.  We had a...
Four ways to use the GSE Teacher Toolkit

Four ways to use the GSE Teacher Toolkit

The Global Scale of English (GSE) Teacher Toolkit is a free online resource, created in collaboration with thousands of English language teachers from across the world. Not only does it help you measure...
6 New Year’s resolutions for English teachers

6 New Year’s resolutions for English teachers

Exercise more, give up chocolate, eat less meat… These are some common promises people make in January.  While health and fitness are important, we shouldn’t forget how we can develop professionally over the next...
using the GSE to fill in your curriculum

using the GSE to fill in your curriculum

We launched the Global Scale of English (GSE) five years ago – and it’s gone by in a flash. Teachers, institutions and ministries all over the world are using the GSE to help...
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...
What will jobs be like in the future?

What will jobs be like in the future?

What do driverless car engineers, telemedicine physicians and podcast producers have in common? Just 10 years ago none of these positions existed. They are representative of a new technology-driven marketplace, which is evolving...
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...
Planning lessons more efficiently with the Global Scale of English

Planning lessons more efficiently with the Global Scale of English

The Global Scale of English (GSE) has a number of relevant uses for students, teachers, institutions and government ministries alike. It was designed, primarily, to give teachers more information about what students need to...
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...
Improving English For Panama’s First Bilingual Generation

Improving English For Panama’s First Bilingual Generation

We couldn’t be more proud to see Teacher Award Winner Pablo Santos continuing to do great work in Panama. Since joining us at IATEFL in Liverpool, he has been on national TV and...
Mapping the path to success with Roadmap

Mapping the path to success with Roadmap

Roadmap is a new flexible eight-level general English course for adults.   In this webinar series, the co-authors of this innovative course show you how to use it to meet the needs of every...
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...

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