Category Archives: Motivation

How to motivate your students through assessment

How to motivate your students through assessment

Motivating students can be difficult, especially where exams are concerned. The prospect of preparing learners for them seems like a mammoth task. But assessment can also be a way of encouraging motivation. The clue is in the word ‘test’. Whether externally or internally driven, students wish to test their knowledge and their learning; they want […]

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 […]

Six steps to exam success: Motivating your students

Six steps to exam success: Motivating your students

This is the fifth part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. In this article, author Billie Jago looks at a number of ways in which you can help you students find the motivation they need to pass their exams – including course personalization, competition and collaboration, autonomy and more. At the […]

How to use the GSE to boost learner engagement

How to use the GSE to boost learner engagement

The Global Scale of English (GSE) is a tool that helps anyone engaged in the English language learning process get a better understanding of learning objectives when planning, teaching, and evaluating progress. When used correctly, it can have a positive impact on everyone, from the learner and teacher, through to our language support institutions and […]

Helping advanced learners break through the glass ceiling with Steve Oakes

Helping advanced learners break through the glass ceiling with Steve Oakes

The IATEFL Conference, the annual meeting point for the international ELT community, is just a few weeks away. From 2nd-5th April 2019, more than 3,000 ELT professionals from all over the world will come together in Liverpool. Have you secured your spot yet? You can keep up-to-date with everything going on with our dedicated IATEFL […]

a series of webinars to help you prepare your students

a series of webinars to help you prepare your students

Teaching exam classes can be a challenge for new and experienced teachers alike. In an effort to help you prepare your students for their upcoming Cambridge English language exams, we’ve created a series of 6 webinars (plus one bonus episode). Our expert trainers will share everything you need to know about exam prep broken down […]