Planning for Success with the Global Scale of English: A Case Study

The Global Scale of English (GSE) is the first truly global English language standard.  It consists of a detailed scale of language ability and learning objectives which form the foundations of our courses and...
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the new, joined-up approach to assessment

We are delighted to announce the launch of the brand new Level Test and Benchmark Test from Pearson English. These latest assessments in our proficiency portfolio give teachers the powerful insights they need...

Opportunity for creativity and critical thinking

Sara Davila is a Learning Expert at Pearson Education. She is a teacher, materials writer, researcher, and teacher trainer who has worked in a variety of contexts. In this article, Sara talks about...
Six top tips for teaching English online

Six top tips for teaching English online

More and more, schools are offering blended language and remote teaching options. There are lots of benefits of teaching English online. Firstly, it’s sustainable, saving on transport, travel costs and it reduces the...
The issues we care about in education

The issues we care about in education

International Women’s Day is just around the corner! We’re taking the opportunity to celebrate our amazing community of women at Pearson. We also want to raise important questions around diversity and inclusion in...
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 ways to establish SMART goals

5 ways to establish SMART goals

We’re at the start of a new term. With many students starting courses in September, now’s the perfect opportunity to help your students establish their learning goals for the year. Early goal setting is...

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...
Can a computer really mark an exam? The benefits of automated assessment in ELT

Can a computer really mark an exam? The benefits of automated assessment in ELT

Automated assessment, including the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), is one of the latest education tech solutions. It speeds up exam marking times, removes human biases, and is as accurate and at least...
Exam Preparation with John Wolf exam success

How to enjoy teaching an exam course

This is the sixth part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. Read on to find out how you can make your exam courses more effective for your students and...
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...
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, UKMy eldest son Nathan...
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...
IATEFL 2019: Gallery Walk Highlights

IATEFL 2019: Gallery Walk Highlights

Can you believe it’s already been a month since IATEFL 2019? Before all those inspiring talks and great conversations become distant memories, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights from...
Mapping out the path to success with Hugh Dellar and Damian Williams

Mapping out the path to success with Hugh Dellar and Damian Williams

IATEFL 2019, one of the ELT industry’s most prestigious events, is fast approaching.  Taking place, from 2nd-5th April 2019 in Liverpool, it gathers English teachers from around the world. In anticipation of the conference, we...
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...

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