A Practical Guide to Google+ Hangouts On Air: Part 2
Starting the hangout
In Part 1 of this blog post we looked at how to set up a Google+ Hangout, and a few things to consider in preparation for the session. This week we’ll be looking at how to run theRead More
A Practical Guide to Google+ Hangouts On Air: Part 1
Getting started with Google+ Hangouts On Air
Following on from my post on Google+ hangouts last week, I thought it would be useful to put together a practical guide on how to set up and run your own ‘on air’ sessions. Where you may currently be usingRead More
‘Hanging out’ with Macmillan
Ahead of the 2013 Macmillan Online Conference, our Digital Marketing Executive (and resident webinar whiz) Henry gives an insight into our wide range of online events at Macmillan Education. From teacher training webinars to using Google+ Hangouts, this series of blog posts offers basic tips and strategies to help teachersRead More
Reflecting on my learning and teaching style
If I had to be a learner now, I would describe myself as one with an analytical style towards the issues I should be aware of. I prefer spending time on tackling problems logically and a systematic presentation of new learning material would contribute to my personal preferences. I do notRead More
Make your students the stars
Here at Macmillan Education, we’ve got lots of exciting webinars coming up over the next few months. Our first webinar of the 2013/14 season, hosted by Mike Hogan, is available to watch here on Youtube, along with our recent archive, and you can find all our upcomingRead More
Creating eBooks: The eDiary
There are various ways of describing language in the classroom, using suitable purpose-specific methods and approaches. To me, Jeremy Harmer’s theory of the ESA (Engage- Study- Activate) process in class corresponds with an interactive and motivating way of teaching language and managing learners in the best possible way.
This idea has ledRead More
Creating eBooks: Business mail
In the last three years I have experimented with modern applications such as blogs, wikis, platforms, virtual clouds and forums. They have gained enormous popularity and, in my opinion, they serve as an excellent contribution to the language learning process. All of them can add a feeling of novelty to variousRead More
Feeling nostalgic about going #Back2School?
The title of this post says it all: things have changed a lot recently! The hashtag has arguably become the most used punctuation mark, especially on the internet: I have friends who, when they text me, won’t include question marks or explanation marks, or even use correct spelling, but they willRead More
My name is Antoniya Hristova. I am an ESOL teacher in my country Bulgaria, and this is my second opportunity on Blended MEC to share my professional experience with colleagues from all over the world. Over the last 12 months I have been inspired by international language consultantRead More
Then and Now: old school nostalgia
We’ve been getting pretty nostalgic here at Macmillan Education this week with our Back to School campaign.
Nowadays – fortunately and unfortunately in equal measures – going back to school no longer means scented pens are most sophisticated school tools, and stocking up on plastic slides for your overhead projectors isRead More
Open House: Going through the e-motions – digital essay projects for EAP and IELTS
The elusive academic essay…EAP and IELTS students worldwide often struggle to really grasp what makes a great piece of writing and to develop the skills necessary to reach this key academic goal.
From detailed research to intricate referencing, from perceptive planning to eloquence and persuasion, these skills canRead More
Online language teaching: Future technologies
Previously in the series I discussed how new technologies are helping to shape the course of online language training, but with technology advancing so quickly, what could be in store for us in the future?
At the top of every technology geek’s ‘must have’ list are the new Read More
Online language teaching: Language training for charitable organisations
I discussed in the last chapter how Skype and similar technologies are helping to broaden the possibilities of language learning. One of the key advantages of Skype is the ease with which people can now communicate over long distances. Obviously it was possible in the past using a telephone,Read More
Online language teaching: Modern technologies in language training
When I tell people we teach students English by Skype the reaction is usually the same ‘Oh that sounds interesting, how does it work’? In essence it works the same as any normal face to face English lesson.
The teacher calls the student by Skype at the beginning of theRead More
Online language teaching
This series hopes to explore a wider application of Online language teaching, how modern technology has come to play a big role in developing language training and what are its wider implications in the future.
Four years ago I embarked on creating and managing my own language school. I had been workingRead More