Little Women - a classic story for all

Little Women – a classic story for all

A good book is a good companion – and many of us like to snuggle up on the sofa and immerse ourselves in a new world.  For language learners, reading a whole novel may...
5 benefits of using graded Readers with young learners

5 benefits of using graded Readers with young learners

It’s widely reported that language learners who read develop other language skills more quickly than those who don’t. When we encourage our students to read and enjoy reading, we are helping them to progress...
5 spooky ideas for your primary classes this Halloween

5 spooky ideas for your primary classes this Halloween

It’s almost Halloween and the ghosts and vampires will soon be coming out to play! Did you know that although we often associate Halloween with pumpkin carving and eating candy, the festival has...
4 lesson plan ideas from Jamie Keddie

4 lesson plan ideas from Jamie Keddie

In this post, Jamie Keddie, founder of LessonStream, demonstrates four creative ways to use video storytelling in your classes. Apply his storytelling ideas to different clips and see how else you can encourage...
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,...
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...
Summer Reading Camp - Graded stories for the primary classroom

Summer Reading Camp – Graded stories for the primary classroom

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” – Dr. Seuss Have you ever thought about using graded Readers with your class? Reading is an...
To infinity and beyond! Toy Story classroom activities for young learners

To infinity and beyond! Toy Story classroom activities for young learners

Summer is just around the corner – and that means lots of great movies will be coming out to keep us entertained during the holidays. This year, there are some incredible Disney movies...
5 ways to become a reading detective

5 ways to become a reading detective

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous and well-loved detectives in the history of literature. The character was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 19th century. Since then he...
A Super Hero lesson plan to celebrate Marvel Studios new 'Avengers: Endgame' movie

A Super Hero lesson plan to celebrate Marvel Studios new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ movie

With the successful release of the next installment of the Marvel Studio franchise, Avengers: Endgame, your students are sure to be buzzing with Super Hero excitement. So here’s a lesson plan to help...
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...
Reading in the 21st century classroom with Philip Warwick

Reading in the 21st century classroom with Philip Warwick

IATEFL 2019 is just seven days away. The program is full of exciting talks, workshops, networking events and competitions. Today, we’re highlighting three activities that reading fans will love. First, join Philip Warwick for...
Two downloadable lesson plans to celebrate International Women’s Day

Two downloadable lesson plans to celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide every year on March 8th. It aims to raise awareness of the many issues still facing women around the world and celebrate women’s achievements at the same...
Engage your students with out-of-this-world Marvel Cinematic Readers

Engage your students with out-of-this-world Marvel Cinematic Readers

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Invisibility? Teleportation? How about the ability to engage your learners in reading activities in an instant? Well, you can do just that with...

6 romantic Readers and classroom ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air on February 14th and there are hearts, red roses, and boxes of chocolates across the globe. We’re ready for the big day here and to get you feeling...

Make reading more fun with these Charles Dickens’ themed activities

Charles Dickens was an outstanding storyteller who created some of the most incredible and beloved characters of Victorian-age Britain. Who hasn’t felt sympathy for the young orphan Oliver Twist, feared the mean, old...

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