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3 opportunities for using mediation with young learners

Tim Goodier is a member of the core authoring group for the CEFR Companion Volume, and a consultant for the Council of Europe for the further development of the CEFR. Here, he shares his expertise and experience, detailing three key opportunities for utilising mediation with young learners.  Don’t miss Tim’s previous article about Teaching mediation […]

Four ways to keep young learners engaged in your online classes

Four ways to keep young learners engaged in your online classes

Teachers and students around the globe are having to adapt to new ways of teaching and learning.  Although online classes are nothing new, many educators are now finding themselves having to quickly set up courses and content for their students, often without much previous experience. If you’re new to the virtual classroom, check out our […]

7 Podcasts English Teachers should listen to

Listening to podcasts is an excellent way to learn new things and stay entertained while planning lessons, tidying your apartment or working out.  At Pearson English – we love podcasts! So, we’ve put together a list of podcasts English teachers should start listening to today. Discover the latest innovations in education, how technology is helping students […]

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 […]

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, […]

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: […]

Teaching mediation in the English language classroom

Teaching Mediation with Tim Goodier

In this series of articles, Tim Goodier talks about mediation in language teaching, learning and assessment. Today, you’ll learn what mediation is, how you can teach it and how it can benefit your learners.  You can also sign up to Tim’s webinar: An introduction to teaching mediation here. What is mediation in English teaching? Have […]

The issues we care about in education

The issues we care about in education

International Women’s Day is just around the corner! We’re taking the opportunity to celebrate our amazing community of women at Pearson. We also want to raise important questions around diversity and inclusion in education.  As educators, it is our responsibility to support our learners and each other in building a world where gender equality is […]

teaching students to observe their thoughts

teaching students to observe their thoughts

This is the next instalment in our blog series on Mindfulness in the Classroom by Amy Malloy.  So far we’ve looked at the automatic pilot mind state and learning to focus attention on the present moment. We’ve also explored the practicalities of setting up mindfulness practice in schools and the barriers you might face along […]

Introducing the new Pearson English Podcast

Introducing the new Pearson English Podcast

Have you listened to the Pearson English podcast yet? At the end of last year we launched our new monthly ELT series, where our panel members chat to influential experts and educational innovators from around the world. Listeners have the opportunity to learn from their experiences, discover new teaching trends and get inspired by fellow teachers. […]

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 […]

a podcast with Martin Bloomfield

a podcast with Martin Bloomfield

Our new Pearson English podcast is a place for English language experts from around the world to share their experiences, discuss innovations and explore trends in English language teaching and the wider educational sector.  Today, we’re excited to introduce Martin Bloomfield, our guest speaker on episode 2. As a trainer at York Associates and a […]

The 3 Skills for Understanding 100% Fast-Speaking Natives – RealLife English

The 3 Skills for Understanding 100% Fast-Speaking Natives – RealLife English

As you know, native speakers are not easy understand. And some, like myself, are far worse than others. I admit it, I speak way too fast, I cut my words, I eat them, and I even mumble them. It’s something I gotta improve for sure, but right or wrong, this is how A LOT of […]

Here’s How My Language Learning Journey Started… What’s Your Story? – RealLife English

Here’s How My Language Learning Journey Started… What’s Your Story? – RealLife English

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” ~Bob Marley I heard this quote from the reggae legend, Bob Marley, 4 years ago when I first started my journey to master Portuguese, and it has stuck with me ever since. I know it’s not Portuguese, but these words have constantly been in my […]

The Journey of the Fearless English Speaker – RealLife English

Journey Fearless English Speaker

This is a story about a hero and a journey that the hero went through to tame a dragon. You may become such a hero. Have you ever found yourself thinking that you have to improve your speaking skills? And you thought things like: “oh, it’s impossible! I am too shy and introverted.” “I have […]

How Teaching English Helped Me Learn Portuguese – RealLife English

How Teaching English Helped Me Learn Portuguese – RealLife English

“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.” ~Oscar Wilde My journey as an English teacher is closely connected to my journey to Portuguese fluency. It all started when I made the decision to come to Brazil for the first time as an […]

The Most Important Lesson I Learned About English Fluency This Year – RealLife English

The Most Important Lesson I Learned About English Fluency This Year – RealLife English

“Become like water my friend.” ~Bruce Lee As 2018 comes to an end I’ve been reflecting on the lessons that I’ve learned while living and teaching English in Brazil, and I have to say that 2018 was quite a journey. Looking back, I can see how I’ve made a lot of progress in different areas of my […]

What is the BEST TV Series for Learning English? – RealLife English

What is the BEST TV Series for Learning English? – RealLife English
[Note: this article is based off of a few academic studies. I’ve done my best to summarize the findings, but if you want to learn more, just click the appropriate links] We all know that learning English with TV shows is a fun and motivational way to develop our listening, pronunciation, and fluency. But many […]

5 English Habits To Make This Year Epic – RealLife English

5 English Habits To Make This Year Epic – RealLife English

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Gandhi 2019 has arrived! It’s a new year with new opportunities to not just learn English, but to live it! If you are like most people, you spent the end of December reflecting on how the past year went. You thought about the lessons you […]

How To Make Any English Conversation Interesting – RealLife English

How To Make Any English Conversation Interesting – RealLife English

“Conversation isn’t about proving a point; true conversation is about going on a journey with the people you are speaking with.” ~Ricky Maye I bet you are tired of small talk in English, starting with simple comments or questions such as: “What’s your name?” “Where are you from?” “The weather is really nice today.” Have […]