The adoption of health prevention measures due to the recent Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak has led to a temporary interruption of education activities in many regions, an unfamiliar situation for students, teachers and families.

Our mission at Pearson is to help people make progress in their lives through learning and due to these unexpected circumstances we want to offer all our support and do everything possible to ensure that teaching and learning can continue as smoothly as possible during this period of uncertainty.

And so our Km Zero project begins: a collection of ideas and tools to help teachers, students and families deal with this situation, exploiting the potential of digital learning environments: webinars, video lessons, educational resources and multimedia content – all delivered remotely.  We are always looking to find the best ways to support you at these critical times.

Training on distance learning

Training videos and useful articles to help you implement distance learning and deliver your English classes remotely from home.

Access to your Pearson course materials from home

All Pearson courses offer online access to materials in digital format both for students and for teachers.

Online training for English teachers

You’ll find a complete library of resources to develop your skills as an English teacher.

Resources for teachers & families

Educational resources for teachers and families to support remote learning and keep students and children engaged.

Follow our blog to find the latest updates

Visit our blog where you will find guidance, ideas and resources to mitigate against any disruption to the running of your school during these days.

Mindfulness and wellbeing

Useful resources to maintain positive mental wellbeing and manage personal stress and anxiety in challenging situations.

Training on distance learning

Training webinars and videos

How to teach exam students online?

Distance Teaching and Learning: Useful Tips for Making it Work 

By Dr Ken Beatty

In this webinar, Dr. Ken Beatty, an expert on online teaching and learning, will focus on the needs of teachers and learners of all ages and at all levels. He'll explore how to get organized, plan effectively, stay motivated and keep learners engaged and answer key questions about online distance learning.

Digital Solutions for Online Learning

By Christina Cavage

Learn how you can leverage digital tools to deliver course content in an online environment. This session covers the how-to’s of using MyEnglishLab and other tools to keep your course moving and your students motivated.

 

Using Versant Placement Test as a Home-Based Assessment

By Nick Laul

Is your program in need of a home-based testing solution that will allow you to assess your students’ English language skills if your primary test is not available? In this session, you will learn about Versant Placement Test and how you can implement it with your program.

MyEnglishLab: Your Solution for Anytime, Anywhere Learning 

By Janay Phillips

MyEnglishLab, a Language Management System, provides solutions for distance learning, anytime, anywhere. This session will walk you through the steps of registering your product, creating a course, and utilizing the wide array of tools available within MyEnglishLab.

How to deliver an engaging online lesson to teenage learners webinar

By Michael Brand

In this webinar, we’ll look at how can we continue our lessons with teens in an online setting. We’ll consider planning, pre-lesson tasks and follow-up, digital delivery tools and platforms, the use of video and ways to build in interaction all with the aim of helping English teachers of teens to find their feet in the world of online teaching.

 

Short videos: Useful tips for making it work

Our online teaching expert, Dr. Ken Beatty, has created this series of seven short videos to help inspire you and offer practical advice when taking a distance learning approach.

Going Online with Pearson Digital Tools

With the Pearson digital resources, you can transition your course online and ensure your students have the resources they need to continue learning.

The following roadmap will help you utilize MyEnglishLab in conjunction with eTexts and Active Teach in your online course delivery, both synchronously and asynchronously.

eTexts powered by Blinklearning

MyEnglishLab 

Pearson English Portal

Follow our blog to find the latest updates

Don’t forget to visit our blog eltlearningjourneys.com where you will find guidance, ideas and resources to mitigate against any current or potential disruption to the running of your school during these days. 

Online training for English teachers

Pearson Academy

Pearson Academy training videos. Besides the webinars already scheduled for March and April, you’ll find a complete library of all our webinars held to date on how to develop your skills as an English teacher. 

Visit the Pearson Academy >>
 

Webinars: Better learning through mediation

Mediation covers a range of activities and strategies where the language users consciously adapt what they say, write or do to promote better understanding, for example in presenting, explaining, summarising, problem solving and team work. We've prepared a series of webinars where we'll explore what this can mean in practical terms for planning lessons, tracking progress and preparing learners for the careers of the future.


Thursday 16th April

How can mediation support academic and career skills?

Register here for free 10:00 (GMT +1) | Register here for free 15:00 (GMT +1)
 

Teaching career skills into your classroom

How can we best prepare students for the world of work? Education is not just about preparing students to succeed at specific subjects, but also about preparing them to contribute to society. A key part of this is what is often called ‘career skills’, or those skills which will make our students valued employees and colleagues.
Join Rachael for a series of training videos which explore how you can implement teaching career skills into your classroom


• 1st video: Teaching communication skills >>

• 2nd video: Teaching planning, prioritizing and organizing skills >>

• 3rd video: Teaching decision-making skills >>

• 4th video: Teaching leadership skills >>

• 5th video: Teaching teamwork skills >>

 

 

Digital Citizenship Online course

With more work than ever before happening online, possessing the skills and tools to work on digital platforms is no longer only an advantage, but has become vitally important. The 21st-century digital citizen understands the consequences of his or her online actions and can confidently and effectively navigate the ever-increasing online world.


We are offering free 60-day access to our Digital Citizenship Online course.

Resources for teachers & families


 

RTVE EduClan: educational videos

We´re working together with RTVE in Spain to provide audiovisual educational content for children from 3 to 10 years old to help them continue their English learning during these critical times.

Free access to Poptropica English Word Games App for Primary Learners

Play in a world populated with Poptropica English characters where learning English vocabulary is easy and fun. Build towns and compete in exciting games.

This app comes with our Primary courses Poptropica English and Potropica English Islands coursesFind out more information here.

Free access to Poptropica English Islands Adventure Game for Primary Learners

An interactive online experience where pupils meet Poptropica characters, learn through play and absorb English without even realising it!

This game comes with our Primary courses Poptropica English and Potropica English Islands courses. Find out more information here

Free Grammar resources for Adult Learners

Find downloadable grammar resources for adult learners with the Global Scale of English Teacher Toolkit.

The GSE Teacher Toolkit is a free, online database that brings together learning objectives, grammar and vocabulary in one place, all mapped to the GSE and CEFR.

Online Resources

A wide variety of resources available online for you and for your students: student course resources, classroom resources, webinars, podcasts, and much more.

Mindfulness and wellbeing

First steps to mindfulness

Mindfulness practice teaches us to pay proper attention to our thoughts, emotions, sensations, in a state of calm and clear vision that allows us to make the best decisions for any purposes.
Here you’ll find a short video from Ashley Lodge, Pearson's expert in the practice of Mindfulness in the workplace, a PDF to download and an audio recording to try mindfulness at home.

When mindfulness meets the classroom

Amy Malloy introduces what mindfulness is and how to apply it in the classroom. You’ll a podcast to discuss how mindfulness can be built into ELT practice, a series of training videos with practical activities and guided meditations to try and handouts for use in class and much more.