Category Archives: Video

Our partnership with the BBC

Our partnership with the BBC

There’s no question, young learners love watching videos. They’re fun, immersive and students often see them as a “break” from traditional classroom work. But far from just being filler content, great educational videos can have a big impact on learning – providing real-world contexts, natural language, engaging storylines and relatable situations.  These are just some […]

A guide to Pearson & BBC Live Classes

Pearson and BBC Live Classes

After the enormous success of last year’s Pearson and BBC Live Classes, we’ve brought them back! Once again, students from all around the world have the chance to bring their English learning to life.  The Live Classes project is a fantastic example of how technology can give learners a unique and exciting learning experience. In […]

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 […]

4 lesson plan ideas from Jamie Keddie

4 lesson plan ideas from Jamie Keddie

In this post, Jamie Keddie, founder of LessonStream, demonstrates four creative ways to use video storytelling in your classes. Apply his storytelling ideas to different clips and see how else you can encourage your students to engage with multimedia resources.  Video in the classroom: using the story What is it about language teachers and video? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]