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.
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Talk2Me videos and Speaking tests facilitate a flipped classroom approach, encouraging learner autonomy and creating more time in class for practice.
DIGITAL STUDENT’S BOOK The interactive version of the Studentâ€™s Book offers students the possibility of an interactive learning experience, which engages the class as a whole and enables lessons to be dynamic and motivating. The material can also be used offline.
STUDENT’S RESOURCE CENTRE A wide range of complementary materials to consolidate learning and encourage independent study.
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 360Âº 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.
- Pupilâ€™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 Pupilâ€™s Books (levels 3 â€“ 6) providing a rich, customisable learning experience – compatible with your school platform.
- Online-offline Macmillan Education Teacherâ€™s App:
â€“ Classroom Presentation Kit
â€“ Progress Tracker with automatic marking and reward system
â€“ Resource Bank with multimedia conten
â€“ 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.
COMPONENTS FOR TEACHERS
TEACHER’S RESOURCE CENTRE Additional downloadable material and tests designed to comprehensively support and enhance the core Studentâ€™s Book and Workbook material. The Teacherâ€™s Resource Centre is your go-to place for resources to deliver dynamic lessons, assign for homework, and to support you in the classroom.
PRESENTATION KIT Interactive version of the Studentâ€™s Book designed for use as a presentation tool in the classroom. It includes embedded audio and video, interactive activities and a complete answer key.
Download sample material from Optimise and try it for yourself. Weâ€™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. Weâ€™re confident you will love what you find!
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_detailsÂ
- A2 Key Speaking Part 2
- B1 Preliminary Reading Part 4
- B1 Preliminary Writing Part 1
- B1 Preliminary Listening
Additional resources to supplement your coursebook: videos, audio files, flashcards, worksheetsâ€¦ giving you endless options for adapting your classes to you and your studentsâ€™ needs.
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.