Our pedagogy research
By carrying out research into what works best for teachers and learners we make sure that everything we do is underpinned and improved by evidence.
We deliver insights from cutting-edge research in useful and practical guidance that teachers can use in their teaching.
Our Principles of Language Learning
The design of our courses and learning materials is underpinned by the Cambridge Principles of Language Learning. These principles have been distilled from a wide range of research into second language acquisition, which analyses the impact of different approaches on language learning. From this research, we have identified key principles that form the basis of all our learning materials.
Evidence-based classroom research
We run pedagogy research projects to investigate how teaching approaches can impact student learning. We work with schools and universities around the world to collect data on classroom practices and how they affect learners' achievement and motivation for learning English. We use this data to feed into the design of our courses and materials, as well as to inform our teacher development programmes.
Cambridge papers in ELT
Our research, helping your teaching
Written with leading experts, the Cambridge Papers in ELT series connects the deeper insights of linguistic and pedagogical research with the reality of everyday ELT practice. Explore the extensive range of topics covered in our series to access relevant, evidence-based support and practical ideas to implement in your classroom.
ESL student success in the U.S.
How can we best prepare and support learners entering the ESL higher education sector in the U.S.?
Teaching grammar to adults
What are the best ways to teach grammar to adult learners of English, and why should we teach grammar explicitly?
Learning language in chunks
How can we teach chunks of language that don't fit into 'grammar' or single-word 'vocabulary' teaching methods?
Test Anxiety in Adult Learners
How does test anxiety influence adult learners, and what can students and teachers do to mitigate feelings of test anxiety?
Specific learning difficulties in ELT
How can we support second language development in learners with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia?
Developing young writers in ELT
What are the best methods and practices we can use to support young learners in developing effective and proficient writing skills?
Giving Feedback to Language Learners
What are the different ways of giving feedback to language learners, and how can we choose the best kind of feedback for our students?
Phonics and Literacy Instruction for young learners in EFL
Why is teaching phonics beneficial to young learners, and how can we teach this?
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