Pearson English Podcast

A podcast in which the Pearson English panel chat with English language experts from around the world to share experiences, discuss innovations and explore educational trends. Come and join us.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the panel and guests on the show. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Pearson.

Where to find us

Ep 17: Special Needs Education

The panel discuss special educational needs with James Laidler and how teachers can support their students.

Ep 16: Global Scale of English

The panel talk with Mike Mayor about the Global Scale of English and how it can help students see their progression.

Ep 15: Teaching Beginners

The panel chat to Rhona Snelling about the joys and challenges of teaching beginners, whatever age they are.

Ep 14: Diversity & Inclusion: Gender Equality

The panel chat to Rushda Khan and Sarah Bacon, who helped develop the gender equality publishing guidelines for Pearson, to find out why the guidelines were developed and what they involve. 

Ep 13: English as a Lingua Franca

The panel chat to renowned linguist Jennifer Jenkins to find out more about English as a Lingua Franca. 

Ep 12: English Conversation

The panel chat to linguist David Crystal about the nature of English Conversation and how you can teach it in an ELT setting.

Ep 11: Diversity & Inclusion: Race & Ethnicity

The panel chat to Ade Gachegua and James Warwick, who developed the race and ethnicity publishing guidelines for Pearson, to find out why they were developed and what they involve.

Ep 10: Critical Thinking

The panel discuss Critical Thinking with Christina Cavage to find out what it actually is and why it is so important in the ELT classroom.

Ep 09: Flipped Learning

The panel discuss Flipped Learning with Ollie Wood to find out what it actually is and the benefits it brings to the classroom.

Ep 08: STEAM

The panel chat to teacher and author Sarah Hillyard to find out more about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) and how it can be implemented in language learning.

Ep 07: Native Speakerism

The panel chat to Marek Kiczkowiak - founder of TEFL Equity Advocates & Academy - to find out more about native speakerism and English as a lingua franca.

Ep 06: Teaching Online

The panel chat to teacher trainer and author Lindsay Warwick about the challenges of teaching online.

Ep 05: The future of ELT

The panel chat to Clare Walsh - teacher, assessment expert and author - to find out more about online learning and the future of ELT.

Ep 04: Career Skills

The panel chat to teacher trainer and lifecoach Rachael Roberts about the importance of teaching career skills to teenagers.

Ep 03: Mediation

The panel chat to teacher trainer and education consultant Tim Goodier to find out more about mediation and the CEFR Companion Volume.

Ep 02: Dyslexia

The panel chat to Martin Bloomfield - trainer at York Associates and founder of Dyslexia Bites - to find out how teachers can support learners with a neurodiversity such as dyslexia.

Ep 01: Mindfulness

The panel chat to Amy Malloy - founder of Oxford-based company 'No More Shoulds' - to find out how mindfulness can be built into ELT practice.

Meet the panel behind the podcast

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Joanna Wiseman

Joanna is a product marketer and a former ELT teacher. She divides her time between baking cakes, mastering her yoga moves and enjoying another cup of coffee while turning the pages of a thriller book.

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Patrick Curry

Patrick is a content developer and former ELT teacher. When he’s not at work, he spends his time exercising, cooking, reading, travelling and petting random dogs and cats in the street.

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Sam Wadsworth

Sam is an editor and former teacher. When he’s not arguing about grammar, he spends his time listening to Deftones, collecting retro video games and generally annoying his children.