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

Giving students a voice: Critical Thinking in the ELT classroom

Thinking critically is seen as an essential 21st century skill, but what exactly is it and can it be taught? In this webinar, I will address these issues and suggest critical thinking tasks that fit well in communicative English classes as they offer interesting opportunities for discussion, teaching language and giving young people a voice. Reference will be made to the National Geographic Learning series, Perspectives.


“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