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Online Learning

We Get Questions ... about Blended Learning, Assessment, and Transforming Your Classroom

Transform the Way You Teach

MyEnglishLab and Blended Learning

Blended Learning Means More Student Engagement

7 Teacher Suggestions for Saving Time with Online Software

3 Ways that Longman English Interactive Facilitates Language Learning

Videos — Why Three People Like MyNorthStarLab

Three Secrets of Successful Teachers

How Can a Computer Make Your Life Easier?

Taking Contextualized Grammar Online

Do You Know What Research Says About Online Learning?

More Test Practice for Your Students

Three Secrets of Success — How Teachers Use E-Learning to Save Time and Improve Results

Is It Right for You? How to Choose Software for Your Students

Face-to-Face Classroom Plus Online Homework Best for Students

Real Academic Preparation Must Include Online Work

Don't Change Your Teaching Just Your Homework

Network or Online Software — Making the Right Decision

The Online Revolution — Real Improvements in Real Classrooms

Have You Seen Azar Interactive Online?

Save Time, Improve Results with MyNorthStarLab

Conference Report: What's Hot in Technology for English Language Learning?

Two Secrets for Using Online Software

Four Models for Online Learning

Integrating Online Components into Your Curriculum — Practical Advice

Penguin Readers

Pearson Longman Launches a New Penguin Website for US Teachers

Phantom of the Opera: Penguin Readers in the Classroom — Free Resources

Using Penguin Readers in the Classroom: Free Resources for Teachers: Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl

Using Penguin Active Readers in the Classroom: Free Resources for Teachers: Romeo and Juliet

Using Penguin Active Readers in the Classroom: Free Resources for Teachers: Huckleberry Finn

Professional Development

10 Qualities for an ESL Teacher (Podcast)

Future Directions in Language Teaching

Professional Development Online!

Teaching the Full Range of Academic Vocabulary

Adult Education

Teaching Tools for the Multilevel Classroom: Part 1

4 Fun Reading Fluency Activities

The Multisensory Checklist for Language Teaching

6 Simple Ways to Strengthen Independent Learning Skills

The Grammar of Four Leaf Clovers and Superstitions

Dictation in the Multilevel Classroom

It's About Time: Lessons for a Leap Year

Networking in the Classroom

Becoming a Citizen on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

What Language Teachers Do

The Unexpected Power of Show and Tell

On Teaching Effective Learning

A Multisensory Approach to Spelling


6 Suggestions for Student Goal Setting

Delegating Responsibility: Classroom Jobs

Back to School/New to School: Helping Newcomers Succeed

I've Been Working on My Job Skills, All the Live-Long Day

Tips for Collaborative Learning

Making English Unforgettable for Over 3 Million Students

"Life Skills and Standards and Tests, Oh My!"

How to Use Flash Cards to Introduce New Words

Virtual Field Trips for Civics and Citizenship with Voices of Freedom

Connecting Research to Practice: Memory and How We Teach English

Word by Word's Music Man - Peter Bliss

"You had me at hello": Citizenship lessons from Jerry Maguire and Voices of Freedom

Student Presentations

Goal Setting in the Low-Level Classroom

Getting That New Vocabulary to Stick

Fostering Student Independence

Getting Students to Work Across Levels in the Multi-Level Classroom

Using Same-Ability Groups in the Multi-Level Adult Classroom

Ask Sarah Lynn — Our Teacher's Helper

Making Groupwork Work

Selecting Texts for the Adult ESL Classroom, Part 4: Looking at Support

Selecting Texts for the Adult ESL Classroom, Part 3: Questions to Consider

Selecting Texts for the Adult ESL Classroom, Part 2: Checklist of Textbook Adoption

Selecting Texts for the Adult ESL Classroom

Learn More about Picture This!

Effective Multilevel Instruction with Side by Side Plus

Are You Looking for Test Preparation for Your Adult English Language Learners?

What Can Programs Do to Increase Student Persistence?

What Is Student Persistence?

25 Million Students Can't Be Wrong

Why Side by Side Plus Works

Focusing on Vocabulary in Writing Classes

Using Communicative Methods to Teach Editing

What's at Work? Tackling Wordiness in a Writing Class

Pronunciation from the Perspective of a Linguist/Speech-Language Pathologist

Give Your Students an Authentic Reading Experience

MyNorthStarLab Wins EDDIE Award!

Announcing the NorthStar Blog!

7 Things You Need to Teach Your Students About Note Taking

NorthStar Teachers: Share Ideas, Get Resources, Stay Connected

Getting Your Students Ready for Academic Writing

Why Aren't You Using Writing Journals?

What Research Tells Us About Academic Preparation

Teaching Reading in a Second Language

All the Feedback in the World

Get Your Students Ready for Mainstream Courses

What's the Best ESOL Software for 2009? (Could It Be NorthStar?)

No More Boring Books! A Solution for Frustrated Reading Teachers

9,000 Words: Are Your Students Ready?

Poll: Speaking and Writing Difficult for Students

Why Use Video in Academic Listening and Speaking

How Do You Balance Writing Process and Product?

Who's Afraid of the AWL?

Move Your Students from Taking Notes to Taking Part

Principles of Teaching Vocabulary

How to Improve Student Writing

Less Wasted Time—More Effective Writing Feedback

Five Principles of Language Learning and Teaching

Learner Dictionaries — Dynamic Academic Language Tools for Every Classroom

The Longman Elementary Dictionary and Thesaurus: A New Academic Language Tool for Your Classroom

Get Those Dictionaries Off the Shelves!

Transforming Your Students' Vocabulary

A Photo Is Worth a Thousand Words

Build Your Longman Reference Library at a Great Price!

Great Picks for Summers School! Part 2: Dictionaries

Exercises to Get Your Students Familiar with Dictionaries

Kate Kinsella Talks about "The Importance of Targeted Dictionaries in Multilevel Classrooms"

Have You Tried Our Amazing Dictionary Interactive CD-ROMs?

The Value of Longman Bilingual Dictionaries

How Do Our Dictionaries Help Your Students Learn Real-Life English?

Why Aren't Your Students Using Their Dictionaries?

How Do We Build Our Dictionaries?

Our New Dictionaries Website!

"I think either mother or father will bathe" -  the "th" sound

"Let's get some choc'late at the bak'ry": Dropped Sounds

3 Tips for Choosing the Correct Grammar Textbook

"She Takes Good Care of 'im": Reductions with "h"

"Can" or "Can't" You Pronounce These Words Correctly?

Co-Authoring Focus on Grammar, Fourth Edition

Introducing Grammar with Warmup Exercises

It's Not Just WHAT You Say, It's HOW You Say It: The New Pronunciation Strand in Focus on Grammar, Fourth Edition

Word Stress in Sentences

A Word About Vocabulary: A New Feature in Focus on Grammar, Fourth Edition

Two Essentials of Correct Pronunciation

Linking with Vowels

The Theme's the Thing! Choosing Themes and Topics for Focus on Grammar, Fourth Edition

The Grammar-Listening Connection

Meet the Authors of Focus on Grammar, Fourth Edition

4 Tips for Improving Grammar Learning

You Want Fluency with That?

More Photocopiable Activities for the Azar-Hagen Grammar Series

Corpus Linguistics and Grammar Teaching

Two Tips for Using Powerpoint in Your Classroom

Free Resources to Celebrate National Grammar Day

Celebrate National Grammar Day with Pearson Longman

Communicative Activities for Teaching Grammar (and One Big Problem to Avoid)

Get Your Students Out of Your Classroom (and Into Mainastream Grammar Classes)

Shouldn't Your Grammar Book Make Your Life Easier?

How the Brain Processes Grammar — and What This Means to You

How to Be Sure Your Students Are Getting Enough Grammar Practice

Are You Making the #1 Grammar Teaching Mistake?

"But Teacher, Some People Talk Like That"

"Why Did You Write That?" A Flexible Grammar Activity

Make the Best Use of Grammar Class

Teach Grammar or Communicative Skills? Why Not Do Both?

Keeping Grammar Current

Two Things You Aren't Spending Enough Time On In Grammar Class

From the Trenches: What Grammar Teachers Are Talking About

Recent Research in Teaching Grammar

A Description of Grammar-Based Teaching

Students Improve What They Practice (4 Rules for Teaching Grammar)

Testing/Test Prep

PTE Academic: Our Story So Far

"Shift Happens"

Teaching to This Test

Is Your Language Test Environmentally Friendly?

Why Call the Whole Thing Off?

"I'd Like to Order an Aubergine Parmigiana, Please"

Free Test Prep Resources For Pearson Test of English

Free Help with Exam Prep for Non-Native English Speakers in College

Preparing Your Students for the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

PTE Academic — The Students' Choice!

Setting the New Standard: PTE Academic Launches!


From Pharaohs to Photons: Longman Announces New Soical Studies and Science Worktexts

Technology: The "Keystone" of Innovation in Lesson Planning

Every Teacher's Toolkit Wins Top Honors for Excellence in ELL Instruction

Introducing a Classroom Resource Every Teacher Should Have

When Is It Developmentally Appropriate to Begin Teaching Grammar to Young Learners?

"Let Me Take You There": On the Power of Language Mastery and Reading to Transform Lives

Is It Time to Refresh Your Classroom Library?

It Really Works! Teachers and Students Celebrate a Successful Year with Longman Cornerstone

Supporting Oral Language Development with Picture Dictionaries

Great Picks for Summer School

Looking for a K-5 ESL Program That Works? Read What Teachers Have to Say About Longman Cornerstone

Longman Cornerstone and Longman Keystone: Success Stories

Are Your English Language Learners Making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)?

Teaching Academic English

The Challenge of Learning Academic English

The "Language Rich" Schoolhouse

Pearson Longman Announces New Solutions for Grades K-12

Enhancing Learning through Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching


TESOL Round-Up, Part 2: What Did you Think? (Video)

TESOL 2012 in Philadelphia: Recap

TESOL 2010 in Boston: Conference Coverage

Special Issue: TESOL in Denver, March 2009

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