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PTE Young Learners: Preparing for Breakthrough (Level 4)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Young Learners is designed for students aged 6-13. It assesses their understanding and use of real-life, practical English. Each of the four different exam levels (Firstwords, Springboard, Quickmarch and Breakthrough) integrates...

PTE Young Learners: Preparing for Quickmarch (Level 3)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Young Learners is designed for students aged between 6 and 13, and assesses their understanding and use of real-life, practical English. There are four different exam levels (Firstwords, Springboard, Quickmarch and Breakthrough) which...

Starting with a Big Question

How can we inspire students from the word go? This is a question that teachers everywhere ask themselves when introducing a new topic or project to their classes.  And, as you might have guessed from the title, it’s all about asking questions. Perhaps your own social...
8 First Lesson Problems and Solutions for Young Learner Classes

8 First Lesson Problems and Solutions for Young Learner Classes

The first class with a new group of young learners can be a nerve-wracking experience for teachers old and new. Many of us spend the night before thinking about how to make a positive start to the year, with a mixture of nerves, excitement, and a desire to get...

Our top five primary posts from 2018 (so far)

Reports, marking, planning… we know just how busy it can be for teachers during term time. In fact, teachers are often so busy that it’s nearly impossible to find time for extra reading. But now that summer is here – and many of you have some free time on your hands –...