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Get to know Great Thinkers

A 7-level general English course for teachers who want to teach more than just language.


Great Thinkers is a LOMLOE-compliant Secondary course with a tried and tested methodology to prepare students for exams and life outside the classroom.


Great Communicators, Great Learners, Great Thinkers


Use tried and tested methodology to ensure exam success

Best-selling author and teacher David Spencer combines the addition of new content to the successful “Gateway formula” with external exam practice to make sure you have everything you need to prepare your students for success.

Keep students motivated with real-world content and intercultural communication

What better way to get students using their English than by immersing them fully in the Virtual Classroom Exchange as they carry out project work with students around the globe, using a variety of competences.

Prepare them with the competences they need to improve the world around them

Great Learners become Great Thinkers when they develop emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills, converting them into global citizens that can create a sustainable future.

Engage students and spark curiosity with relatable and inclusive content

From Literature to STEAM, teenagers need topics that capture their attention, help them create cross-curricular links and help them to reflect on equity and equality.

A digital solution that meets your class’ needs

Education is changing and you need a fully-flexible digital solution that keeps students motivated through gamified activities and helps them develop digital competences.


Meet the Author

David Spencer
“Great thinkers become great learners!”

In addition to Great Thinkers, Dave is the author of the award-winning secondary series Gateway and Gateway 2nd Edition. He is also a Teacher Trainer -having given talks to teachers in over 28 countries- and a Secondary school English teacher in Madrid.

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If you want to get your hands on Great Thinkers right now, you can buy the complete series directly from our online shop.


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Great Thinkers is LOMLOE-ready

Everything you need to meet the requirements of the new educational law.


At Macmillan Education we have accompanied teachers through several education reforms, and the changes brought in with the LOMLOE will be no exception. As experts in education and leaders and investigation and innovation, we constantly strive to be by your side with the materials you need.

How does Great Thinkers make sure that you are LOMLOE-ready?


Competency-based learning

Great Thinkers works on both Key Competences and Specific Competences of the Foreign Language subject. All the units include activities to work on oral and written comprehension and production skills, interaction, mediation, multilingualism and interculturality.

Learning Situations

The Great Thinkers Student’s Book contains five Collaborative projects to practise academic and digital skills, and allow students to work collaboratively to research and create a project on a cultural topic from their own country. Students can present their project to the rest of their class and also take part in a Virtual Classroom Exchange. The Programaciones also offer links to these learning situations with Values and SDGs and cross-curricular content.

Formative Assessment

Great Thinkers includes multiple formative assessment tools, such as the ‘Check it’ and ‘Test yourself’  sections at the end of each unit of the Student’s Book, and the ‘Exam success’ section after every two units. The Programaciones also offer Evaluation Rubrics for each unit, as well as general Evaluation Criteria Rubrics and Key Competences Rubrics.


See for yourself how Great Thinkers responds to all of the LOMLOE requirements!

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Check out our LOMLOE website where you’ll find all the information you need as well as a dedicated helpdesk where we’ll respond to any queries you may have.


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Ready to teach in any scenario

Digital solutions that make teaching and learning even easier.


Great Thinkers’s digital tools help you plan and deliver your lessons, and enhance learning as pupils improve their communicative, collaborative and digital competences.


For Teachers

Everything you need in one place.

Whatever your digital literacy level, whatever your teaching style, device, connectivity or class setup, you will have the flexibility to teach the way you want.

From correcting homework assignments to tracking individual and whole class progress and projecting a wide range of extra material in class to engage students, you will be ready for any scenario.


Kids Can!


MEE, your platform for innovative content, tools and resources.

Enhance your lessons and make your classes even more engaging!  Macmillan Education Teacher App can help you to achieve  a seamless transition between your coursebook and interactive digital activities.


For Students

Create a home-school link in a safe and motivating environment.

Motivation is the key to learning but not always easy to achieve. Encourage learning taking into account the interest and hobbies of today’s students through content that adapts to their evolving needs at each stage of their learning. All within a completely safe and user-friendly learning environment.

MEE Student App, keep students motivated.

The Student’s App provides learners with access to extra activities, a page-faithful version of their book and enables learning on the move with quick and flexible opportunities for practice and a rewards system to keep them motivated.



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Virtual Classroom Exchange

Turn project work into a truly international experience.


Connect your class with another in a different part of the world and motivate them to develop linguistic, intercultural and social and personal competences in a real world situation. A virtual exchange that motivates students through authentic communication exclusive for classes using Great Thinkers.


What are the benefits for your students?

To develop key competences

  • To broaden intercultural knowledge and understanding
  • To promote digital competences
  • To develops social and emotional skills

To Boost their language Skills

  • To practise communication and linguistic skills in authentic conversations
  • To create a plurilingual environment
  • To encourage the use of linguistic mediation


Two classes in different countries register to be paired according to their school timetable and level. Teachers connect their classes in empatico’s secure digital environment and students share joint Great Learners Great Thinkers projects.



Everything your students need to be prepared for exams and for life outside the classroom

Print and digital materials for Great Thinkers powered by the highly successful ‘Gateway formula’.

Student’s Book

Equip students for success in life and exams through up-to-date content specially designed for today’s teenagers.

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


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With Exam Trainer, STEAM sections, grammar reinforcement pages, collaborative projects and access to the Digital Workbook and the Student’s App.

Digital Material

  • Digital Student’s Book: The fully digital version of the student’s book.
  • Digital Workbook: With gamified activities to motivate students and work on digital competence.
  • Graded readers.
  • On-The-Go practice: Offers a gamified experience and the possibility of doing homework from any device.
  • Student’s Resource Centre: With worksheets, audios for listening practice, grammar reference and practice, and wordlists.


Everything you need to teach more than just language

Digital and print components to support learners of all abilities.


Teacher’s Book

Your trustworthy guide to getting the most out of Great Thinkers and equip your students with the skills they need for the future.

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Digital Material

Teacher’s App

  • Classroom Presentation Kit: An interactive page-faithful view of the coursebooks for use in the classroom, as well as projectable versions of the flashcards and wordcards.
  • Teacher’s Resource Centre: Access to multiple tools for flexible teaching.
  • Worksheets.
  • Tests.
  • Test Generator: Create and customise tests to meet needs of the class.
  • Online Assessment Tool.
  • On-the-Go practice App.
  • Graded readers.
  • Advantage by Macmillan Education: Exclusive access to a wide range of resources and Professional Development opportunities.
  • And also videos, audios, scripts, worksheets, answer keys, wordlists, tips for exam success and much more!

Virtual Classroom Exchange


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

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.