Macmillan Online IN FOCUS 2022 Academias

11:00 - 12:45, 25 May 2022

Key Competences for the 21st Century Learner

In this special series of online events our authors and ELT experts will explore key methodological concepts from the LOMLOE and share practical tips on how to implement them in the classroom.

Exam classes: Making what we teach relevant to ‘real life’ 

In this very practical talk, we will aim to strike a balance between teaching and testing at C1 level. We will look at how we can address student questions such as ‘What should I focus on?’ and ‘What’s important?’ We will also consider how we can develop and promote learner autonomy. Finally, we will look at ways of engaging students in listening and reading activities which will both help them to prepare for the external exam and beyond.



Amanda French: Amanda has been involved in the field of English Language Teaching for over 30 years. A highly experienced teacher and teacher trainer on Cambridge CELTA courses, she is
also a respected author of a range of global publications, including the fourth edition of the Macmillan Education Ready For C1 Advanced. Her special interest is preparing students for exam classes, in particular, for Cambridge English qualifications and IELTS. Amanda is currently enjoying experience of being a student herself – learning te reo Māori (the Māori language) in Auckland, New Zealand.


Bringing lesson outcomes to life

Lesson outcomes are descriptions of the specific knowledge, skills or expertise that the student will get from a lesson. In this webinar, we will explore why lesson outcomes greatly benefit both teachers and students, how to identify and write effective lesson outcomes, and a number of activities – including examples from Macmillan Education’s course Language Hub. Teachers will go away from the webinar with a clear understanding of what lesson outcomes are, why they are important and a number of tried-and-tested activities to critically and creatively develop lesson outcomes.



Kieran Donaghy: Kieran is an award-winning writer, speaker and trainer. He trains teachers at The School for Training, his specialist teacher training institute in Barcelona. He is the author of books for teachers and students of English. His publications include Film in Action (Delta Publishing), How to Write Film and Video Activities (ELT Teacher 2 Writer), The Image in ELT (ELT Council) and Macmillan English Hub (Macmillan Education).