Category Archives: Resources

Colour your world with Gold Experience 2nd Edition

Gold Experience Exam Preparation Pearson English

To celebrate the 2nd edition of our popular Gold Experience exam preparation course for teens, we want to share with you our colour your world resource packs. Each pack includes a colourful printable poster (in three different sizes), question cards and teacher notes. These resources can be used for speaking activities and interactive communication games […]

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 that students twenty or thirty years ago could only dream of.  But without digital literacy, the internet can be a difficult – […]

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 be a bit too challenging. So why not point your students in the direction of our graded Readers? Whether they prefer […]

5 fun classroom ideas for Thanksgiving

5 fun classroom ideas for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA on the fourth Thursday of November – and there’s more to this national holiday than just turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie! It’s a time to be surrounded by friends and family and be thankful for everything we have. In the run up to the holiday, it’s the perfect excuse […]

the new official practice app

the new official practice app

When it comes to exam preparation, it can be an uphill battle to get your students enthused. But now you have another tool in your teaching toolkit! We’re excited to introduce our brand new official PTE Academic Practice App. It helps your students tackle the challenging exam and achieve the score they deserve.  What is […]

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 much older origins?  Samhain is an ancient Gaelic festival which celebrates the end of the harvest and the start of winter. This […]

Starting the new school year successfully: A Roadmap webinar series

Starting the new school year successfully: A Roadmap webinar series

Every group of students we teach is different. This makes planning our courses around our students’ needs challenging – especially when course book materials are hard to personalise or lack flexibility.  Roadmap is an eight-level general English course for adults, which has been designed to meet that challenge head-on. It enables you to adapt your […]

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 essential as it helps with motivation, focus and a sense of direction. Defining those goals, however, can be overwhelming. Use this […]

11 articles for English teachers from our International Schools Community

11 articles for English teachers from our International Schools Community

The Pearson International Schools Community aims to connect international teachers from around the world. With over 3,240 members and nearly 200 available resources, we would like to share some of our favorite articles to help you in your professional development as English teachers. 1. A guide to bullying at school for teachers Bullying can occur in […]

5 activities to celebrate International Friendship Day

At Pearson English we’ll be celebrating International Friendship Day on July 30th.  It helps us think about our relationships, friendships and our rapport with other people.  The students in our classes may not always be friends, but it’s important for them to be able to work collaboratively in a welcoming and inclusive environment. When our […]

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 […]

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 that children learn values such as tolerance and respect for fellow citizens. We need to teach children about diversity and celebrating the […]

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 […]

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 enjoyable activity for many children, but some find it difficult, especially in another language. There are many benefits of reading – […]

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 on offer. We can look forward to Toy Story 4 coming out on June 21st, a new CGI version of The Lion […]

6 steps to exam success: Give feedback

6 steps to exam success: Give feedback

This is the fourth part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. In this article, Philip Warwick will look at feedback and how giving it effectively will help your learners be successful in their English language examinations. At the end, you’ll also find a link to watch a recording of his webinar […]

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 motivate your learners. They will use comparatives and superlatives to discuss the relative powers of the characters from Pearson Level 3: Avengers: […]

How to use assessment products to prepare your students for success

How to use assessment products to prepare your students for success

Assessment is an indispensable part of language learning. It can contribute significantly to a learner’s success in mastering a language. However, when done wrong, it can easily fail to serve the learner’s actual needs. The Pearson Test of English (PTE) products were created to provide teachers with tools that help them assess their students’ skills […]

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 […]

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 time. The event has been running since 1908 and, in recent years, each event has had a specific theme. This year, the […]