Your digital questions answered: using technology with young learners
A great question comes from Luca in Italy, who asks:
How can I use technology with young learners?
With great tips on what to think about in terms of keeping your young learners safe, focused and engaged, find out Pete’s answer by watching the video below:
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Self-access centres: should you or shouldn’t you?
As part of Digital Awareness Month, our digital gurus Pete and Nana ask a great question which comes from Rachel in New Zealand:
Should I open a self-access centre?
To find out the answer, and things you should think about before making this decision, check out the video below.
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Don’t just sit back and listen: feedback on listening with the Macmillan IELTS Skills app
This week we take a look at the final skill area on the app, having previously focussed on reading, speaking and writing. Listening takes centre stage this time round as we find out what our students and teachers make of the app’s contribution to this often tough to teach aspect ofRead More
Break it down to build it up: feedback on writing with the Macmillan IELTS Skills app
Our previous posts in this series have looked at the reading and speaking sections of the Macmillan IELTS Skills app, and it’s to the writing section that we now turn. Often cited by students as the most difficult skill to improve, we will look atRead More
Reading between the bus lines and class time: feedback on reading with the Macmillan IELTS Skills app
In our introductory post in this series we discussed how we were excited about trying out the Macmillan IELTS skills app with our pre-university and first year undergraduate international students here at Bellerbys College inRead More
CELTA series: What happened next…
As part of our CELTA series which we have been running for the last few weeks we met with Kerstin and Casey to talk about the CELTA course they have completed.
In this video I interview Kerstin and Casey who talk why they decided to do a CELTA course, what were theRead More
How to become an ELT writer
There are hundreds of ELT teachers who, at some stage of their teaching careers, are thinking about becoming an ELT writer or combining teaching with ELT writing. We would like to give you a closer look at what might be a route to become an ELT writer and what it’s likeRead More
Grab a phone and win a prize!
A few weeks ago I interviewed Matt Kay about a free Sounds App; you can find the full video here. As we are always happy to announce a competition and give away prizes, we are thrilled to give you the chance to win a premium version of the SoundsRead More
What’s your phone got to do with Adrian Underhill?
Macmillan launched a glorious new app to help students, teachers and teacher trainees practise everything related to pronouncing the sounds of English. Watch Joanna firing questions at Matt Kay about Macmillan’s new and brilliant Sounds app:
With the Sounds app you have phonetic sounds and example words literally at your fingerRead More