WHY OPTIMISE
FOR STUDENTS
MACMILLAN 360
PERFECT PARTNERS
For Teachers
Components for Teachers
SAMPLE MATERIAL
UNIT TOUR
2020 Cambridge exams changes
ADVANTAGE

EXAM SUCCESS FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNERS

A fantastic new secondary exam-preparation course for 21st century learners. Optimise is perfect for teachers working towards external exams who also want to incorporate engaging topics and a focus on life skills in their classes.

  • Guided preparation for the Cambridge Key, Preliminary and First Certificate (for Schools) exams, with each lesson focusing on a specific skill and offering detailed advice on how to complete the task effectively.
  • Personalisation tasks to foster 21st century skills, such as critical analysis, collaboration and learning strategies.
  • Optimise Your Exam sections with advice from professional examiners, making the teacher the exam expert.
  • An extensive range of print and digital materials in their most up to date format, providing you with a variety of flexible options for your ever-increasing demands of students.
  • The Speaking test videos, performed under true exam conditions, help students to understand the exam format so as to optimise their performance on the day of their exam.
  • The go-to course for exam preparation that provides support and guidance to teachers, whether they are experienced or new to exams-focused teaching, and supports students with Practice Tests and the Test Generator.

View exam updates 2020

Talk2Me videos and Speaking tests facilitate a flipped classroom approach, encouraging learner autonomy and creating more time in class for practice.

MEET THE AUTHORS

Malcom Mann

Steve Taylore-Knowles

STUDENT’S MATERIAL

DIGITAL MATERIAL

Ready for any scenario

The ways in which we teach and learn are continually evolving, making not just what we teach but how we teach more important than ever. In class, at home, or mixed modality, Macmillan can provide you with the 360º print, digital and service to meet your teaching needs.

Flexible learning solutions

Get the most out of your course with material that fits any teaching or learning scenario.

  • Classic print books updated for the new exam.
  • Pupil’s eBook (levels 1 & 2)- your classic coursebook experience – in an intuitive format with audio and video.
  • Interactive Digital Activity Books (all levels) and Digital Pupil’s Books (levels 3 – 6) providing a rich, customisable learning experience – compatible with your school platform.
  • Online-offline Macmillan Education Teacher’s App:
    – Classroom Presentation Kit
    – Progress Tracker with automatic marking and reward system
    – Resource Bank with multimedia conten
    – Test Generator
  • Extra resources with Macmillan Advantage.

 

First rate technical support

  • Digital welcome pack with quick-start online training + intuitive tutorial videos to get started with your new digital materials.
  • Support for multiple operating systems and devices.
  • Fast and friendly customer service via our free digital support phone-line with callback service + our FAQs website.

 

The Macmillan Promise

To help you teach confidently in any scenario, we provide ongoing professional development webinars, instructional videos and blogs on our website and via Macmillan Advantage.

  • Online expert training in a wide range of teaching skills.
  • Rapid access to customised digital solutions for remote teaching.
  • Access to additional resources for use in class.

PERFECT PARTNERS

COMPONENTS FOR TEACHERS

SAMPLE MATERIAL

Download sample material from Optimise and try it for yourself. We’re confident you will love what you find!

PLAY WITH OPTIMISE

Optimise your English! is a game that highlights and supports the development of social and civic values and rewards pupils for positive behaviour related to these values. Download the material and try it for yourself. We’re confident you will love what you find!

UNIT TOUR

Have a look at a unit of Optimise to see how it can improve your classes.

2020 CAMBRIDGE EXAMS CHANGES

Optimise meets your needs perfectly with material for the new 2020 Cambridge Key and Preliminary exams.


Vocabulary changes for the 2020 Cambridge exams:

 


Cambridge English examiner tips for the 2020 exam changes:

  • A2 Key Reading and Writing Part 7_introduction:


  • A2 Key Reading and Writing Part 7_details 


  • A2 Key Speaking Part 2


  • B1 Preliminary Reading Part 4


  • B1 Preliminary Writing Part 1


  • B1 Preliminary Listening

 

Coursebook Resources

Additional resources to supplement your coursebook: videos, audio files, flashcards, worksheets… giving you endless options for adapting your classes to you and your students’ needs.

Resource Hub

A wealth of articles, videos, tips and practical classroom activities to give your classes that personal touch. Click below to see a sample of some of the tools you will have access to.

And much more…

Exclusive tools and resources to make the most of your classes and give you the support you need.