Differentiation in the Young Learner Classroom

There’s Only One of You: How to Cater for Differentiation in Young Learner Classes

Reading Time: 6 minutesOn my first day teaching English to a class of young learners I walked into a classroom full of 6-year-olds. As the young teacher I was then I had no idea of how different one 6-year-old could be from another. I mean, from the outside they all looked the same;

Interview: Dan Barber on Using TED Talks in the ELT Classroom

Interview: Dan Barber on Why to Use TED Talks in your ELT Classroom

Reading Time: 1 minuteListen to our interview with Dan Barber talking about how TED Talks really do make good English lessons and download Dan’s FREE lesson plan around Rana el Kaliouby’s TED Talk on an app that can read your emotions! Have you read Dan’s article here?

Six Reasons TED Talks Make Great English Lessons

Six Reasons TED Talks Make Great English Lessons

Reading Time: 3 minutesTED became popular around the same time as Twitter, so it may come as a surprise to the millions of enthusiastic fans to meet people who haven’t heard of it. TED Talks aren’t quite as ubiquitous as funny-cat videos but they provide an intelligent balance to that more frivolous side

Inspiring Environmental Responsibility in the YL Classroom with Photography

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhen I was 11 years old, my father gave me my first camera and took me to a friend’s backyard garden to photograph birds. Sitting in a small shelter with my eye pressed against the camera’s viewfinder, I watched as bright red cardinals and brilliantly colored blue jays landed on

National Geographic Learning: In Focus - A blog for teachers and learners of English.

Introducing National Geographic Learning: In Focus!

Reading Time: 1 minuteWe’re very excited to introduce National Geographic Learning’s new blog for teachers and learners of English, In Focus. Here at In Focus, we’ll explore ideas and topics that relate to our core values of English language teaching: developing global citizens, preparing students to be 21st century learners, motivating learners through engaging