At National Geographic Learning, our mission is to bring the world to the classroom, and the classroom to life. We want students of English and their teachers to experience the excitement and joy of learning through our materials.

We invite you to join us in professional development conversations with English Language Teaching specialists, speakers from the TED stage, National Geographic Explorers, and others in the English Language Teaching field.

Upcoming Webinar

10 ways to make your video lessons HOT

Video is a natural way to engage the 21st century ‘screenage’ language learners. However, there’s often the danger that we only use LOT (lower order thinking) exercises which check basic comprehension and that we don’t exploit the full potential of video. In this webinar, we’ll consider how to develop HOT (higher order thinking) activities with video. Using a variety of video extracts taken from the National Geographic Learning ‘Life’ series, I’ll suggest ways to integrate critical and creative thinking into your lessons. The session aims to be very practical with ten ready-to-use ideas.


“I love attending your webinars because the platform is easy to use, I find it very interactive, I meet other colleagues, the hosts are experts in their fields and I appreciate the fact that NGL is providing an online platform for everyone to learn a bit more and become a better teacher so we can all contribute to a better education. I definitely support this initiative.”

- Veronica Molina, a teacher in Venezuela

“Thank you so much for giving us some real concrete ideas. I've done so many seminars in the past and come away with nothing. Not the case here - I can't wait to go and try some of these ideas.”

- Tasha Borgars, a teacher in Italy

“The topic of this webinar was really interesting, modern and useful! Thank you so much for the opportunity to improve myself and my teaching. I appreciate the given chance to get a better understanding of critical thinking, of teaching vocabulary. And it was a great pleasure to be involved into the webinar – to ask and answer questions, to vote, to do some tasks, to compare answers of different people. I felt like a real student in the classroom. Thank you very much! Looking forward to next webinars!”

- Liubow Dubets, a teacher in Ukraine