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5 ways to get your teens to collaborate more effectively

5 ways to get your teens to collaborate more effectively

Collaboration is one of the most important 21st Century Skills. Students need to be able to work well with others in their personal and professional lives, and also while they are continuing their education. This post continues our series of articles on 21st century...

PTE Young Learners: Preparing students for Springboard (level 2)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Young Learners is a dynamic language exam aimed at students aged between 6 and 13. Springboard is the second test of four levels. It is preceded by Firstwords and followed by Quickmarch and Breakthrough. The exam is designed to match...
Preparing learners for the world of work using the GSE Teacher Toolkit

Preparing learners for the world of work using the GSE Teacher Toolkit

If there’s one thing all our learners have in common, it’s that they are going to graduate school or university and enter the world of work. As well as introducing our students to essential 21st century skills they’ll need to get ahead in life, we can also get them...

The 2019 Pearson English Global Teacher Award is back

Entries are now open for the 2019 Pearson English Global Teacher Award! Win an all expenses paid trip to IATEFL (UK) or TESOL (US) 2019 and help us celebrate the important work of English language teachers all over the world. What’s the competition all about? Our aim...
Encouraging self-assessment in young learner classes

Encouraging self-assessment in young learner classes

How often do you assess your students? Assessment forms a large part of many primary courses and often takes the form of review pages, unit tests, and progress tests. Children are very keen to find out their grade but are not particularly interested in what questions...
Introducing Project Literacy’s IlliteraCity, supported by Idris Elba

Introducing Project Literacy’s IlliteraCity, supported by Idris Elba

The Project Literacy Program aims to put an end to illiteracy around the world by 2030 and help improve the lives and futures of hundreds of millions of people. Imagine an American city with 32 million inhabitants, packed in like unhappy sardines. It’s not a safe...

8 reasons to enjoy the new school year

This is the third post in our blog series, connecting with our readers and teachers all over the world to share their ideas, tips and advice. If you missed our first two posts – 6 things to consider when planning your first classes and 5 first day activities from our...
Boosting creativity in the secondary classroom

Boosting creativity in the secondary classroom

How do you encourage your students to use their imaginations? Creativity is one of the most important 21st Century Skills – and also one of the most misunderstood. Contrary to popular belief, creativity is not just about coming up with ideas. It’s also about...

PTE Young Learners: Preparing students for Firstwords (level 1)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Young Learners is aimed at students aged between 6 and 13. It assesses candidates comprehension and use of age-appropriate, practical English. Comprising of four different levels (Firstwords, Springboard, Quickmarch and Breakthrough), PTE...