onestopenglish

17-May-2007

Onestopenglish Web Editor, Becca Sams, writes:

‘We’re somewhere in the middle of our monthly publishing cycle here at onestopenglish. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the site, onestopenglish.com is the world’s leading ELT resource site with over 420,000 users (and counting!).

Our editorial team consists of Claire Pye (Commissioning Editor), myself (Web Editor) and Lucy Williams (Editorial Assistant), so we’re a bit smaller than many people imagine but still somehow manage to upload an impressive amount of content each month (all modesty aside).

At the beginning of May we published some great content, including reports by Lindsay Clandfield and Karen Richardson on last month’s IATEFL conference in Aberdeen, ideas from Jim Scrivener on how to use receipts in the classroom, a reading lesson by Jackie McAvoy on events connected with the moon and, of course, our regular monthly news lesson in association with the Guardian Weekly.

In the Staff Room area of the site (our subscription service), we published a grand total of 30 different items, including 12 new downloadable interactive activities, two skills-related articles by Adrian Tennant (one on teaching writing and the other on reading), two Exams lessons, two Business & ESP lessons and a very cute lesson for Young Learners on how to make a puppet – dig out an old sock and some buttons! This was all in addition to our popular weekly news lessons and podcasts (we are currently offering the beginner-level Macmillan Reader, Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen).

Next month we will be publishing a survey to find out what our users think of the site as it is now and to give them the opportunity to tell us how we can make it even better.

We’re really proud of onestop and always welcome feedback on the site. So, if you have any relevant comments, inspired ideas or suggestions, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. webeditor@macmillan.com

Oh, and don’t forget to check out our competitions page – we need your anecdotes and lesson plans!’

Are you a regular onestopenglish user? What’s your best ever onestop inspired lesson? Leave a comment.

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