Category Archives: GSE Teacher Toolkit

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 chat with him about why he started using the Global Scale of English (GSE) with his primary aged students (aged 6-12), […]

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 your students’ progress in English, but it also offers guidance on learning objectives, so you can plan the most effective lessons possible.  […]

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 12 months too.  Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone, setting goals, and looking for new ways of working will help you […]

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 […]

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 learn, as well as to address the limitations of a six-level CEFR. The scale does this by expanding on the original […]

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 […]

Breathing life into language learning for secondary learners with Amanda Davies

Breathing life into language learning for secondary learners with Amanda Davies

The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language or IATEFL Conference, taking place in Liverpool from 2nd-5th April 2019, is a major event that the entire ELT industry looks forward to each year. It gathers over 3,000 ELT professionals from more than 100 countries to share their experience, pass on their knowledge […]

Monitoring learners’ progress with Leonor Corradi

Monitoring learners’ progress with Leonor Corradi

The 53rd annual IATEFL conference in Liverpool is on the horizon and we couldn’t be more excited! Each year it brings together thousands of English Language Teaching professionals from all over the world with four action-packed days of engaging talks, hands-on workshops and lively social events. This year’s event is taking place from 2nd – […]

How does the GSE help me (and why is it better to use it?)

How does the GSE help me (and why is it better to use it?)

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 learn, as well as to address the limitations of a six-level CEFR. The scale does this by expanding on the original […]