Who do you think you are?
National Geographic have recently been running a special series in their magazines and online, about the world’s population of 7 billion people, and how different countries have to adjust in order to cope with this massive population growth.
The series offers some fantastic articles for use with advanced students, forRead More
Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak
This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about the declining number of Facebook users in some countries and the appearance of new social networks.
You can find this story in the News Items section on your Work AreaRead More
Twitter in ELT- Do’s and don’ts: an etiquette guide to Twitter
One of the trickiest things about using a social network for the first time is understanding the particular etiquette of how people interact. In essence, how to act online without instantly being recognised for being – brace yourselves – a newbie.
While I’m sure many of you will already be well-versed inRead More
Is traditional teaching really “doomed”?
As I’m sure you’ll already know, online learning is steaming ahead. In fact you must know, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading the BlendedMEC.com blog right now. A lot of big names have already stepped into the online learning discussion, all the way up to Bill Gates. Now another influential voiceRead More
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using weapon of mass destruction
This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about the man who was charged for the bomb explosion at the Boston Marathon.
You can find this story in the News Items section on your Work Area screen. This newsRead More
Twitter in ELT
While social media and education don’t always see eye to eye, the potential in integrating the two continues to be a hot topic of online conversation. Recently, I posted a series of blog posts about Google+ on BlendedMEC to evaluate for myself whether there was much merit in using theRead More
How to teach English?
Last year we shared with you a great infographic created by Kaplan on How to Learn English. This year they surveyed ESL teachers on what tools they use to enhance their lessons. As a big fan of comic books I was happy to see that they doRead More