Category Archives: Teacher Development

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 number of printed materials. Secondly, it allows you the flexibility to teach students when you’re away from school and the classroom.  So, […]

6 New Year’s resolutions for English teachers

6 New Year’s resolutions for English teachers

Exercise more, give up chocolate, eat less meat… These are some common promises people make in January.  While health and fitness are important, we shouldn’t forget how we can develop professionally over the next 12 months too.  Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone, setting goals, and looking for new ways of working will help you […]

language skills for success in the world of work

language skills for success in the world of work

The world of work has transformed dramatically over the last few years and technological change means that the pace of transformation is likely to increase. While the need for English as the language of communication in the workplace is well established and growing, alongside that is a growing need for soft skills that facilitate communication […]

Developing transferable skills in the English language classroom

Developing transferable skills in the English language classroom

Students sometimes struggle to use what they’ve learned in class in their day-to-day lives. Roadmap co-author Damian Williams explains how language teachers can help their students develop the transferable skills, subskills and strategies they need to understand complex texts and situations outside the comfort of the classroom. Sign up for Damian’s webinar Finding the right […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to enjoy teaching an exam course

Exam Preparation with John Wolf exam success

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 even more enjoyable to teach. Author John Wolf has a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and a Delta qualification. After working in […]

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 […]

Six steps to exam success: Understand your exam

Six steps to exam success: Understand your exam

This is the first part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. Read more about the upcoming webinars in our post: 6 steps to exam success: a series of webinars to help you prepare your students. Knowing an exam is important for any teacher who wants to help students develop the skills […]

a series of webinars to help you prepare your students

a series of webinars to help you prepare your students

Teaching exam classes can be a challenge for new and experienced teachers alike. In an effort to help you prepare your students for their upcoming Cambridge English language exams, we’ve created a series of 6 webinars (plus one bonus episode). Our expert trainers will share everything you need to know about exam prep broken down […]