Category Archives: Our Stories

Our partnership with the BBC

Our partnership with the BBC

There’s no question, young learners love watching videos. They’re fun, immersive and students often see them as a “break” from traditional classroom work. But far from just being filler content, great educational videos can have a big impact on learning – providing real-world contexts, natural language, engaging storylines and relatable situations.  These are just some […]

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 focusing on Employability and English. Our aim is to highlight the importance of developing soft skills alongside English to help […]

A round-up of our 10 most popular blog posts from 2019

A round-up of our 10 most popular blog posts from 2019

2019 is about to come to an end – and what a year it has been! It’s hard to believe how quickly it has flown by. We’ve been busy attending events and welcoming speakers and friends to debate and discuss key themes in education. Ken Beatty at our Gallery Walk, IATEFL 2019 One of our […]

Advice from the experts at IATEFL

IATEFL 2019 Advice from the experts

IATEFL is one of the biggest conferences in ELT. Each year, around 3000 professionals from over 100 countries meet, mingle and get inspired during the 4-day event. Teachers, authors and publishers come together to share ideas, discuss new industry developments and learn from one another.  Last year at the conference we were lucky enough to […]

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 monitor student progress, identify goals, create lesson plans, find content to scaffold with and adjust curriculum to meet their students’ needs.  The […]

Pearson English Global Teacher Award 2020

Pearson English Global Teacher Award 2020

Happy World Teachers’ Day! There are so many amazing educators out there, changing students’ lives with hard work and enthusiasm – and we want to meet you!  That’s why we’re launching our 4th annual Pearson English Global Teacher Award, aimed at recognizing and celebrating the very best English language teachers across the world.  The five […]

Inspiring Teacher Award winner: Tetiana Kulynok

Inspiring Teacher Award winner: Tetiana Kulynok

Pearson English Global Teacher Award 2019 winner for Europe & Central Asia, Tetiana Kulynok is the emblem of a great educator. She has made it her mission to engage her students and make them active citizens in the community, even when times are tough.  Jeremy Harmer, author and methodology legend in the ELT arena, spoke […]

Catching up with Teacher Award winner Arata Nishio

Catching up with Teacher Award winner Arata Nishio

Each year we seek out the most passionate and inspiring English teachers across the globe and celebrate their achievements with the Pearson English Global Teacher Award.  One of the 2019 award winners, Arata Nishio, was unfortunately unable to attend the IATEFL conference in Liverpool this year. So we caught up with her at Pearson Teachers […]

Encouraging a life-long love of English

Encouraging a life-long love of English

In this Amazing Readers story we learn how schools in Italy are spreading the love of reading using Pearson English Readers. We spoke to the Director of Studies of Kids Can school, Vanessa Hartson-Walker, about their goals, the implementation of the Amazing Readers library and the feedback from students, parents and teachers.  Encouraging a love […]

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 […]

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 even met the President, Juan Carlos Varela. In this article, which was first published on Pearson LearnED, he talks about creating more […]

Marvel Readers Series Nominated for ELTons Innovation Awards

Marvel Readers Series Nominated for ELTons Innovation Awards

The British Council’s ELTons awards celebrate the best innovations in English language teaching and learning worldwide. We are pleased to announce that our Marvel Cinematic Readers series is a finalist in the 17th ELTons Awards for Innovation in Learner Resources. It has been selected as a finalist by a panel of expert judges from among […]

Teacher Award winners share their highlights from IATEFL 2019

After 5 productive days of workshops, talks, and thought-provoking discussions, IATEFL 2019 has come to an end. We have left full of inspiration and look forward to sharing everything we’ve learned on the blog over the coming months. One thing which we are really sad about is saying goodbye to our Teacher Award winners. It’s […]

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 – […]

Meet a Teacher Award judge: Nick Robinson

Meet a Teacher Award judge: Nick Robinson

Another year, another inspiring group of applicants for our annual Pearson English Global Teacher Award. Back in October, we announced that the competition was once again open to teachers who wanted to share their inspirational stories and compete for a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to IATEFL (UK) or TESOL (US). Applications […]

2019 Pearson English Global Teacher Award

2019 Pearson English Global Teacher Award

We are extremely pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Pearson English Global Teacher Award. Celebrating the great work teachers do, this year’s award saw a record number of entries. We were truly humbled by the passion and enthusiasm you displayed. It’s clear that you are having a huge impact on the lives of […]