Learn, Prove and Move with Pearson English at IATEFL 2020

Learn, Prove and Move with Pearson English at IATEFL 2020

With springtime heralding renewal, IATEFL 2020 will bring opportunity for ELT educators, institutional decision-makers, authors and publishers to come together to share new ideas, trends and innovations. Book your place now!  In 2020, we are is...
4 activities to improve your students’ intelligibility

4 activities to improve your students’ intelligibility

Intelligibility is the art of being understood by others. Many students think they need to speak flawlessly and with a native-like accent to make themselves clear, but this is not quite true. While...
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...
Mindfulness in the primary classroom: practicalities and barriers

Mindfulness in the primary classroom: practicalities and barriers

Amy Malloy is the founder of NoMoreShoulds.com, teaching and promoting yoga and mindfulness for healthier, kinder minds. In this third instalment in our blog series on introducing mindfulness in the primary classroom, Amy...
Pearson and BBC Live Classes

A guide to Pearson & BBC Live Classes

After the enormous success of last year’s Pearson and BBC Live Classes, we’ve brought them back! Once again, students from all around the world have the chance to bring their English learning to...
Pearson and BBC Live Classes

Using tech to create a global classroom

Last year, nearly 4,000 students from 30 countries took part in Pearson and BBC Live Classes. These are online lessons run for secondary students around the world. They offer a unique and motivating...
How teaching needs to change to reflect modern demands

How teaching needs to change to reflect modern demands

In this article, Dr Ken Beatty talks about the importance of updating our teaching practices to reflect modern demands of our students.  Ken is the series consultant of Startup, a course that helps you...
5 benefits of using tablets in the primary classroom

5 benefits of using tablets in the primary classroom

Interactive whiteboards, PCs and laptops are common in many schools around the world, but have you ever considered using tablets in your young learner classes?  Tablets can be used for many things. Online research,...

5 future skills our students will need

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...
The importance of teaching values to young learners

The importance of teaching values to young learners

In our English classrooms we teach far more than just the language. As educators our job is to help children become responsible citizens who care about the world around them. It is essential...
Taking your lessons beyond the classroom with blended learning

Taking your lessons beyond the classroom with blended learning

In this final article in his series of four, author Mike Rost goes into the benefits, challenges and the dos and don’ts of running a blended learning course with your students. Don’t miss his...
What is so “Big” about Big Questions?

What is so “Big” about Big Questions?

A few years ago, I was working as an educational consultant. Part of my job involved visiting schools that had outlined improvement plans regarding English language teaching and learning and observing classes. In...
Predictions for the future of ELT

4 predictions from InnovateELT 2019

InnovateELT is over for another year – and what a buzz it was! There were so many debates, ideas and meaningful moments. Once again attendees took part in a lot of conversations and...
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...
essential skills

5 essentials every child needs when you’re teaching English

The educational choices available to children are changing rapidly. Apps, online courses, digital games, recordings and videos are all easily accessible. But, despite appearances, human evolution has not suddenly gone into overdrive and the main...
self-confident

How can we encourage our learners to feel self-confident?

Encouraging learners to feel more confident in the classroom is a problem often faced by teachers. Below are five simple things that you can adopt in your classroom to encourage learners to feel...

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