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posted to Macmillan English Campus Blog on Thu 23rd May 13
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 ...
posted to Macmillan English Campus Blog on Tue 21st May 13
This week's news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh and changes to the clothes industry that might follow.You can find this story in the ...
posted to Macmillan English Campus Blog on Mon 20th May 13
Using Twitter in an ELT classroom strikes me as being a particularly interesting concept. While the idea of condensing messages into 140 character bursts may seem at odds with supporting linguistic development, viewed another way, Twitter can be a great tool ...
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posted to Macmillan English Campus Blog on Fri 8th Feb 13
I remember reading that it's not recommended to use children's books in an ELT classroom as the language used in children's books is often playful and irrelevant for language learners. While I'm sure this is true of some children's books, there are some great ...
posted to Macmillan English Campus Blog on Wed 8th Aug 12
Onomatopoeia is the formation or use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. They are often used in children's stories and poetry, but they can be successfully included in your students' learning. The infographic ...
posted to Macmillan English Campus Blog on Wed 11th Jul 12
What really works when people study English? What tools do students of English find really helpful and motivating? The infographic below gives you detailed answers to these and a few more questions which were answered by the students of English. My favourite ...
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posted to Teaching English in a Foreign Land on Mon 11th Feb 13
Here we go again for some top ESL blogs and articles to inspire your lessons and life as a TEFL teacher.Fancy a new life in Kenya? Check out this blog from a friend of mine, Katie Baxter, who gave up her life working for a TEFL website and moved out to Kenya. ...
posted to My That's English! on Sat 25th Aug 12
I came across this inforgraphic from Kaplan International through Blendedmec.Kaplan International asked hundreds of people what helped them learn English. Read their infographic to learn some interesting facts about what has helped people learn the English ...
posted to Teaching English in a Foreign Land on Thu 9th Aug 12
Let's see what the world of TEFL brings us this week.Fancy chatting about Mars to your students? Have a look at this post on Free technology for teachers about A short history of Mars exploration for some interactive goodies. Photo by Kevin ...