Category Archives: Secondary

How personalization leads to more effective learning

How personalization leads to more effective learning

Vaughan Jones has more than 30 years’ experience as an EFL Teacher, Trainer and Author. He’s lived and worked in France, Japan and Spain and has worked closely with his co-author Sue Kay to produce a number of coursebooks, including Focus, the best-selling English language learning series for upper secondary students – now with an updated […]

Why do smart teens make bad decisions? And how can we help?

Why do smart teens make bad decisions? And how can we help?

In this third article in our Career Skills series, teacher, teacher trainer and ELT author Rachael Roberts explains the science behind teenagers’ poor decision-making. She also outlines how teachers can present strategies to help them make the right choices under pressure.  You may also like to read the following articles by Rachael:  Let’s face it: […]

8 levels & 8 exciting new features

Gold Experience 2nd Edition new features

We’re excited to introduce Gold Experience 2nd edition, a complete 8-level English language course for teenagers – with lots of new features.  Progressing from A1 beginner to C1 advanced level, the course offers motivating content that builds up skills, confidence and overall language ability as teenage students head towards their Cambridge English exams. Let’s take […]

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 […]

Using tech to create a global classroom

Pearson and BBC Live Classes

Last year, nearly 4,000 students from 30 countries took part in Pearson and BBC Live Classes. These are online lessons run for secondary students around the world. They offer a unique and motivating learning experience – and we’re pleased to say both students and teachers were inspired by this initiative. Today we’re excited to announce […]

5 tips to start the new school year successfully

5 tips to start the new school year successfully

As your students get ready to come back to school and begin a new school year, it’s time to think about your first few classes and start preparing for a new intake of students. But what should you consider? What ESL teaching resources are available to you? And how can you make sure your students […]

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 […]

What is so “Big” about Big Questions?

What is so “Big” about Big Questions?

A few years ago, I was working as an educational consultant. Part of my job involved visiting schools that had outlined improvement plans regarding English language teaching and learning and observing classes. In one case, I was struck by the contrast between the lessons of a regular English as a Foreign Language (EFL) class teacher […]

How to engage teenage learners with a multicultural video experience

live classes

As teachers, how many of us have struggled with trying to engage and motivate teenagers to learn a language? It is one of the most common challenges that teachers in secondary education face. Generation Z (or iGen, as they’re sometimes called) is a particularly hard nut to crack. What can we do to capture the […]

Breathing life into language learning for secondary learners with Amanda Davies

Breathing life into language learning for secondary learners with Amanda Davies

The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language or IATEFL Conference, taking place in Liverpool from 2nd-5th April 2019, is a major event that the entire ELT industry looks forward to each year. It gathers over 3,000 ELT professionals from more than 100 countries to share their experience, pass on their knowledge […]

4 Key challenges in secondary education

4 Key challenges in secondary education

During our recent Live Classes project, delivered in partnership with the BBC, we addressed some of the challenges facing secondary teachers around the world. Live Classes is a unique opportunity for students to enter a dynamic global classroom. Teachers also gain valuable teaching experience, ideas and skills to help motivate their students. View the schedule and […]

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 romantic, here are 6 of our favorite love stories for learners of all ages and levels. There are lots of fun ideas […]