• No victory lap for Obama 20-Nov-2012

    This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about the re-election of US president Barack Obama and the agreement he must reach with Congress to prevent an economic crisis.

    You can find this story in the News Items section on

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  • Technology in blended learning: The Wiggio platform 19-Nov-2012

    The Wiggio platform – a virtual classroom

    Jimmy Wales, the Wikipedia founder once said, “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we are doing”.

    That was the reason behind the idea of my school developing not

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  • Culture clash 15-Nov-2012

    One of my favourite discoveries this year has been Varham Muratyan’s Paris versus New York series. Varham is an artist and designer and created the beautiful Paris versus New York which is due to be published as a book  later this year. The idea was

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  • Nuclear power still generates a buzz 13-Nov-2012

    This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about the future of nuclear power after Japan’s Fukushima disaster in 2011.

    You can find this story in the News Items section on your Work Area screen.

    Here are descriptions of this week’s activities

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  • Technology in blended learning: practical application and educational value 12-Nov-2012

    Blogs have been my professional and personal passion for three years now. Before that I had only been a passive blog visitor. Then all of a sudden the institution I work for announced an annual competition among the ESOL teachers, aiming at developing teaching materials and activities, which extend language learning

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  • Game on! 09-Nov-2012

    Keeping our students enthused as they learn English is one of the tougher challenges we face. In Macmillan English Campus, as well as the wealth of activities available via the Search tab, we have always looked to engage students with regularly updated material.

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  • Four more years 08-Nov-2012

    In the UK we have a saying: “Remember remember, the fifth of November.” (Take a look at Becca’s post on Bonfire Night here)  However, across the pond, Americans were yesterday being urged not to forget the sixth of November, a crucial day in American politics as hundreds of millions of

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  • Nigeria sings a new tune on Fela Kuti 06-Nov-2012

    This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about surveys carried out by slum dwellers to collect information about their settlement in order to prevent evictions.

    You can find this story in the News Items section on your Work Area screen.

    Here

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  • Using technology in blended learning 05-Nov-2012

    My name is Antoniya Hristova and I come from Bulgaria in East Europe. My country is comparatively small, yet it has a rich and impressive history. I work for one of the biggest and most reputable private language centers in Sofia and in the whole Bulgaria. It is AVO-Bell Language and

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  • China’s festive mooncakes get a makeover 30-Oct-2012

    This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about mooncakes, a traditional festive gift in China.

    You can find this story in the News Items section on your Work Area screen.

    Here are descriptions of this week’s activities for each language

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  • From teacher to manager to conference speaker… 29-Oct-2012

    Tinker, tailor, soldier, jack-of-all-trades

    Jammy. That’s what my dad would call me. Opportunities just seem to rear out of nowhere and drop, screaming faintly, into my welcoming lap. My ever-loving boyfriend would dispute this and declare that you make your own luck, that everything I have achieved is a product of my

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  • Fear in the classroom 26-Oct-2012

    As we approach the season of ghosts, witches and things that go bump in the night, it’s occurred to me that it’s not the obvious that make us shiver. In fact, many people wouldn’t bat an eyelid at your own ultimate fears and some might find them downright laughable. So, to

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  • British bites back 25-Oct-2012

    The USA’s influence on the world stage, and the huge reach Hollywood movies and popular music have had over the past few decades mean American English words like candy, trash and elevator, to name but a few have become well-known and sometimes widely used in other English dialects.

    However, an interesting Read More

  • Chavez’s charisma ensures another victory 23-Oct-2012

    This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about how the Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has won another election.

    You can find this story in the News Items section on your Work Area screen.

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  • From teacher to manager: UK vs. Oz… same same or different? 22-Oct-2012

    Teaching ESOL in England and ELICOS in Australia – it’s not just warm vs. cold beer!

    George Bernard Shaw famously described the UK and the US as “two nations divided by a common language” but what about England and Australia? Both countries (allegedly) speak English and teach English. We dream of Olympic

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