• Drama in the ESL classroom 21-Jul-2010

    Steph Earnshaw has written a series of blog postings for us which will be appearing once a week on our blog.

    Steph is a teacher and teacher trainer in the Himalayan mountain kingdom of Bhutan, also known as the land of the thunder dragon. She teaches students from 5 years to

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  • Onestopblogs 02-Jul-2010

    MEC and onestopenglish Assistant, Giulia Merlo, writes:

    With so many relevant and authoritative bloggers writing across the web, and so many new blogs being born every day, it can be difficult to find and select the ones you like to read and to keep track of all their

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  • Interview with Hayo Reinders 19-May-2010

    MEC Training Coordinator, Sarah Milligan, writes:

    Browsing through onestopblogs I came across a blog called The lives of teachers which includes interviews with teachers, authors and language professionals.

    One of the interviews is with Hayo Reinders. I thought it was quite an interesting interview

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  • Use facts in your lesson 30-Apr-2010

    MEC Training Coordinator, Sarah Milligan, writes:

    Here are some resources that you could use for a fact based lesson:

    Go to the BBC home page here.

    Each day you will find a new fact and also a quote under the fact. Perhaps you could incorporate this into you

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  • Welcome to April on onestopenglish! 14-Apr-2010

    Lucy Williams, Acting Commissioning Editor – onestopenglish, writes:

    Welcome to April on onestopenglish!



    We’ve come over all patriotic with the launch of our new series of mini-plays, bringing a slice of contemporary British life to your lessons! Our first mini-play takes place at a

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  • Welcome to March on onestopenglish! 19-Mar-2010

    Onestopenglish goes wild in March with the launch of Carol Read’s Amazing world of animals, a six-lesson CLIL project in which children build up their language skills and learn about different aspects of animal life in order to create a magazine/e-zine.

    To celebrate this exciting launch, we’re giving

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  • Using MEC at university 25-Feb-2010

    Have you thought about using MEC with prospective students?

    This is what the is going to do. It has just become the first university to get its own MEC platform. As well as using it with current students, Lincoln will also be using it to test, monitor and

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  • We want to hear from you! 17-Feb-2010

    MEC Trainer, Joanna Trzmielewska, writes:

    We love hearing from MEC teachers, especially about how they use Campus. However, we do not want to keep this information for ourselves only! We like sharing ideas and the best place to do it is our blog

    We have had

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  • Free MEC top-up training! 03-Feb-2010

    MEC, Sarah Milligan, writes:

    We are very happy to let you know that we are organizing MEC online top-up training sessions free of charge. If you feel that you need MEC revision or you have new teachers using MEC, we would be delighted if you joined

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  • New games! 18-Dec-2009

    MEC Training Coordinator, Sarah Milligan, writes:



    Have you heard yet? We’ve added three fabulous games to MEC as a Christmas treat!

    Make compound nouns and phrasal verbs in Dominoes, play with plurals in Leap of Faith

    and uncover irregular verbs with The Showmen.

    To find these games click on

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  • The European Day of Languages 18-Sep-2009

    MEC Trainer, Joanna Trzmielewska, writes:

    On the 26th September 2009 it is The European Day of Languages. It is jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union to celebrate linguistic diversity in Europe and promoted language learning.

    On the day, a range of events

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  • Macmillan Education Innovative Writing Award 11-Sep-2009

    MEC Training Coordinator, Sarah Milligan, writes:

    Every March, at the ELTons award ceremony, the EFL/ELT world comes together to celebrate the best English learning material around.

    At next year’s ELTons there will be a new category called ‘Macmillan Education Innovative Writing Award’. This means that

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  • Check out this wind and kite! 28-Aug-2009

    MEC and onestopenglish Assistant, Giulia Merlo, writes:

    One of the most curious and unique aspects of London’s linguistic culture is the Cockney Rhyming Slang: not properly a dialect, but more than just a set of fixed expressions, it consists in substituting a word with an expression that rhymes

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  • Spelling Bee 26-Aug-2009

    MEC and onestopenglish Assistant, Giulia Merlo, writes:

    The Spelling Bee is a competition in which students, usually children, are challenged to spell some of the most difficult English words correctly. It originated in the United States, where it still takes place today as the Scripps National Spelling Bee, a

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  • Onestopenglish Newsletter 14-Aug-2009

    Onestopenglish Commissioning Editor, Lucy Williams, writes:



    It’s up, up and away this month as onestopenglish takes inspiration from the holiday season to bring you a suitcase full of resources for August!


    Our Hospitality and Tourism series by industry expert Keith Harding continues by offering some useful vocabulary and

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