Technology in blended learning: Ebooks
Looking back over the past three years of my personal and professional development at AVO-Bell Language and Examination Centre in Sofia, I strongly believe that those years have been among the most exciting and inspiring periods of my life.
At present my job is my hobby. Every day I enter theRead More
Top 5 apps for younger learners
Kids these days. They’re what we call digital natives and have grown up with tablets, smart phones, apps and Facebook, compared to us, more mature lot, who still remember furiously scribbling notes with a cramped hand, and during orienteering at school, trying to hold a map the size of China whileRead More
Language Show Live: Digital literacy meets EAP
The first stop at the Language Show Live takes us to the EAP area, which is a rather tricky area to teach as it does not only need to be filled with specific content, but also with real life skills which students will be confident to reach to and apply inRead More
India lets in supermarket giants
This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about the opening of India’s economy to foreign supermarkets and the effect this may have on the country.
You can find this story in the News Items section on your Work AreaRead More
Technology in blended learning: Wall Wisher
Wall Wisher- a great way to collect ideas and contributions from learners
Nowadays young people cannot imagine their existence without network technologies. Their minds are far more engaged with “friendship-based” virtual environments. They are using social networks for various purposes – most often to keep virtual possibilities open for contacts.
Macmillan Online Conference 2012
Earlier this month I presented a webinar as part of the Macmillan Online Conference, a whole week of live presentations for English-language teachers across all disciplines, from primary to adult and methodology.
I was in illustrious company. Carol Read, Angela Llanas and Viv Lambert presented in the primary sessions; while the methodologyRead More
Today is one of the most important holidays in the American calendar. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday every November, Thanksgiving is one of the oldest feasts in the US, dating back to 1621 when settlers from England and a number of Native Americans feasted together to celebrate the first good harvestRead More
Language Show Live moments to remember
For the first time last month, I attended the Language Show Live in London. As it was my fist Language Show I had big expectations and wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. This event is a great celebration of languages and their cultures, you had a chance to participate not only inRead More
No victory lap for Obama
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 onRead More
Technology in blended learning: The Wiggio platform
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 notRead More
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 wasRead More
Nuclear power still generates a buzz
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 activitiesRead More
Technology in blended learning: practical application and educational value
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 learningRead More
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.
Four more years
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 ofRead More