Category Archives: Training

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 […]

A webinar with Andrew Walkley

A webinar with Andrew Walkley

Lesson planning is a crucial step in the teaching process, but when you’re in the classroom it’s also important to be flexible. Responding quickly to your students’ needs makes for a great learning experience, but sometimes it can be hard to let go of your carefully crafted lesson plan! Author Andrew Walkley has some insights […]

7 ways to individualize your teaching

7 ways to individualize your teaching

There’s no denying that tailoring your teaching to individual students is an effective strategy. However, many teachers struggle with finding the time to include teaching moments which address an individual learner’s specific needs. So what’s the best way to create an individualized classroom? Andrew Walkley, co-author of Roadmap, explains the benefits of this approach and […]

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 […]

personalize your teaching with Roadmap

personalize your teaching with Roadmap

Are you looking for a way to make sure your students get the most out of their learning experience? Roadmap is an innovative, eight-level general English course for adults. It’s built around the principle that every class is unique and teachers need to adapt their teaching for the specific needs of the group. In this […]

6 steps to exam success: Monitor progress

This is the third part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. In this article, Philip Warwick will look at building exam strategies and identifying progress points.  This allows teachers to offer valid guidance and supervision whilst differentiating between the skills and parts of the exam so that they can review key […]

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 […]

6 steps to exam success: Balance your teaching

6 steps to exam success: Balance your teaching

This is the second part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. Read more about our first webinar with Lindsay Warwick in our post: 6 steps to exam success: Understand your exam. In this article, she’ll look at techniques and activities to help you find a balance and meet the needs of […]

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 […]

A look back at our most popular blog posts of 2018

most popular blog posts blog round up 2018

The last twelve months have flown by. We hope that you had a productive 2018 and that you found lots of interesting ideas and activities to use with your students using our blog and other resources. We’d like to reflect on last year by sharing twelve of the most popular blog posts. Have you read […]

5 videos to discover Inquiry-Based Learning and Now I Know

5 videos to discover Inquiry-Based Learning and Now I Know

Have you ever had a burning question? Something you couldn’t help but know the answer to? Well, that’s exactly how young children feel – all the time! Now I Know is a 6-level course that promotes inquiry-based learning, sparking the curiosity and desire to learn that children naturally have. As such, it has a number […]