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Introducing English Benchmark: An innovative test for young learners

Introducing English Benchmark: An innovative test for young learners

A new tablet-based test for the next generation of young learners. We are very excited to introduce you to English Benchmark – a new type of fun, stress-free English language assessment. Designed for the latest generation of young, technology-oriented learners from...

Jeanne Perrett on Inquiry-Based Learning

What is inquiry-based learning? Inquiry-based learning is an approach which capitalizes on our students’ innate desire to find things out. By asking them big questions, we stimulate their curiosity and then provide materials and activities to help them find the...

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...
An introduction to guided reading for primary classes

An introduction to guided reading for primary classes

Guided reading is a technique which is often used to help students become better independent readers. It involves the teacher working with small groups of students with a similar reading level and supporting them in their skills development. However, guided reading...

Classroom tips: 12 days of Christmas

With the holiday season approaching, it’s good to add some fun into teaching to keep your students engaged and motivated. We’ve created 12 simple classroom activities and tips that you can carry out with your primary class to encourage them to be good. Day 1. Title...

5 lesson ideas perfect for the holiday season

It’s December already and many teachers will be preparing for the end of term. This can be a tricky time of year to plan for, as your younger learners start to get excited about their winter (or summer, if you’re in the southern hemisphere) vacation! In this post...