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
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Cuban holiday under scrutiny from US Republicans
This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about the effects of a trip to Cuba made by the music stars and married couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
You can find this story in the News Items section on yourRead More
Making the most of your time
Time is not always on the side of the English teacher. There’s a lot to be done – from planning lessons to marking homework; from reading blogs like this to actually having a life! However, sometimes we can be our own worst enemies…
But there really is no need to suffer –Read More
Onestopenglish at IATEFL 2013
As onestopenglish publisher, I speak regularly with all the teachers and expert authors who produce lesson plans and worksheets for the site. I love the immediacy and variety of the job: teachers from all over the world visit the site – according to our analytics software we reach teachers in overRead 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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Pesticide makes bees lose the scent for food, new study finds
This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about research on the effect of pesticides on bees.
You can find this story in the News Items section on your Work Area screen. This news item will be available onRead More
Making the most of training sessions
For many teachers, what separates a ‘good’ from a ‘bad’ school is how much development is available. I once worked for a school that offered zero training. Ever the optimist, I often approached the director with the suggestion that the odd training session or two might not be a bad idea.Read More
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
IATEFL Liverpool Day 1
Tuesday was the first day of the IATEFL conference in Liverpool. This year the talks have been cut down to 30mins and the workshops to 45mins and as a result you have a programme packed with loads of options. I think that is was a great idea to make the talksRead More
Leading paper firm pledges to halt Indonesian deforestation
This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about a Greenpeace campaign to protect the forest in Indonesia.
You can find this story in the News Items section on your Work Area screen. This news item will be availableRead More
We’re live from IATEFL 2013!
This week is a big one for the ELT community, as it’s time for IATEFL. Naturally your BlendedMEC and Macmillan English Campus teams are here at the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool from 9th-12th April. We’ll be giving talks, meeting people- just look out for our big red MacmillanRead More
Making the Most of observations
The great thing about being DoS is that you occasionally get to behave like Darth Vader – marching through the corridors, menacing footsteps echoing as you strike terror into the heart of the innocent hero of our story – the poor teacher. When? On observation day, of course.
Observations can have devastatingRead More
A touch of class
The BBC has just reported the results of a survey, the largest of its kind ever undertaken, on the thorny subject of class. That is, the social structure here in the UK and which sector we all belong to.
According to this survey, there are seven different classes that weRead 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
Making the most of…
I started teaching 12 years ago in Manchester. Previously I had completed a degree in American History – an experience I really enjoyed, but not one that opened up many doors in Leicester where I was living at the time. My knowledge of the foreign policy of Harry Truman wasn’t veryRead More