Category Archives: Webinar

Feeling overwhelmed? How to reduce anxiety using to-do lists

Reduce Anxiety

In this second article in our Career Skills series, teacher, teacher trainer and ELT author Rachael Roberts outlines how you can reduce anxiety with well-managed to-do lists.  Rachael also goes into the psychology behind to-do lists and shows exactly how you can make the most of your own lists to get back on top of […]

4 poor communication skills (and what to do about them)

Communication skills Pearson English

Rachael Roberts is a teacher, teacher trainer and ELT author. She is also a qualified life coach with a mission to help teachers, educational managers and freelancers make lasting changes in their lives and work.  In the first article of our Career Skills series, Rachael explains some common communication problems that language learners have – […]

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 […]

5 ways to help students succeed

5 ways to help students succeed

Confident students are often the most successful learners. In this post, Lindsay Warwick explains how we can inspire our ESL learners to be more sure of themselves and do better in their learning.  She examines the importance of confidence in the English language classroom, shows us why some learners are more self-assured than others, and […]

Aim-oriented teaching: Planning ahead for success

Aim-oriented teaching: Planning ahead for success

Our classes are often more successful when we’ve planned them with learning objectives in mind. In this post, Hugh Dellar explains how the idea of aim-oriented teaching and backwards planning can help you map out the language that will be most useful for your students so they can reach their goals faster.  He also shares […]

Reducing exam day stress

Reducing exam day stress

This is the final article in our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. Amy Malloy explores the causes of exam day stress and how we can help our students prepare for success through mindfulness. At the end of the article you’ll find a link to watch a recording of her webinar, which took […]

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 […]

The art of goal setting

The art of goal setting

Dr. Ken Beatty, Series Consultant for Pearson’s StartUp, defines goals and explains why we should think of them as doors to open, rather than fixed targets. Goals as doors Liverpool, UK My eldest son Nathan failed to achieve the biggest goal of his life: becoming a garbage truck driver. It’s hardly surprising – he was […]

Mapping the path to success with Roadmap

Mapping the path to success with Roadmap

Roadmap is a new flexible eight-level general English course for adults.   In this webinar series, the co-authors of this innovative course show you how to use it to meet the needs of every one of your classes. Damian Williams presents the first webinar. He explores Roadmap, how teachers can identify the needs of their […]

Six steps to exam success: Motivating your students

Six steps to exam success: Motivating your students

This is the fifth part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. In this article, author Billie Jago looks at a number of ways in which you can help you students find the motivation they need to pass their exams – including course personalization, competition and collaboration, autonomy and more. At the […]

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 […]

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 […]