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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...
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...
6 delightful Disney readers to celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday

6 delightful Disney readers to celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday

With elephants that can fly, seven dwarves with peculiar personalities and fairy godmothers granting wishes, Walt Disney created some truly magical movies. To celebrate his birthday on December 5th 1901, we are sharing with you some of his classic tales. Perfect for...

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...
Curiosity: a favorite quality in a young learner? An interview with Annie Altamirano

Curiosity: a favorite quality in a young learner? An interview with Annie Altamirano

Enthusiastic teachers everywhere will tell you how rewarding it is to teach young learners. While their interests are diverse, their strengths and weaknesses different, and the way they learn can vary a lot, they all have something in common – and that’s curiosity....

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...