‘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
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
‘E-stonia’ and digital around the world
One of the perks of my job is that I get to travel – visiting customers, giving training or attending and speaking at conferences. It’s not only nice to get out of the office once in a while but it gives me the chance to speak to teachers, directors of studiesRead More
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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The EFL classroom through digital curation
I wrote a few weeks ago about the great talk I went to during the last IATEFL conference in Liverpool; MLearning: is it a portable circus or just an illusion. I also had a chance to attend one more interesting talk: Filtering relevant information for the EFL classroom throughRead More
Digital awareness month at Macmillan Education: wrap up and competition
As part of our 10th birthday, digital expertise celebration , throughout April we at Macmillan Education have been celebrating digital awareness in EFL. We’ve invited people from all around the world to ask us their burning digital questions and our resident digital experts, Nana and Peter, have answered them inRead More
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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More digital dilemmas answered in our videos
We’re still continuing to spread the word about digital this month by addressing some of your digital dilemmas.
In this week’s videos we’re looking at a couple of tools that you’re probably used to using for yourself. If you’re teaching in a country away from your family and friends, chances are you’llRead More
Your digital questions answered!
April is Digital Awareness Month at Macmillan Education, and to help you make the most of using technology to teach English, we’ve invited people from all around the world to ask us their burning digital questions. Now, our resident digital experts, Nana and Peter, have answered them, complete with tips andRead More
Macmillan IELTS Skills app: a summary video
Thank you to Rui and the team for their insightful views and thorough assessment of the Macmillan IELTS skills app over the past few weeks. As a final treat, they’ve prepared a video and shared it with us summarizing their experiences.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the series as much asRead More
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
Video in the classroom: Britain on Film
I don’t normally watch much television. Last night, however, was a bit of an exception given it was a Monday night and absolutely freezing outside to boot. While flicking through the channels, I stumbled across a programme called Britain on Film, a collection of fascinating short videos from theRead More
Role-playing reality: feedback on speaking with the Macmillan IELTS Skills app
In last week’s post we looked at developing reading skills with the new Macmillan IELTS Skills app. This week we shift the focus to speaking and explore how the app might help students prepare themselves for their often daunting 11-14 minutes of fame in an IELTS examination room.
The voice of a learner
If you were to create a profile of today’s student, what would it look like? Do learners sit in the classroom and wait to be taught, or seek out information on their own? Are the learners passive or active? The amazing video below describes today’s learners from the perspective of aRead More
Analyze this: finding out your learners’ strengths
For many English teachers around the world, summer is here and with it the end of the academic year. As the end approaches, it can be a good time to get students to reflect on their English learning. In order to give this reflection some structure and fun, why not getRead More