Join the Series of Webinars – Advancing Learning
For over 175 years, Macmillan Education has been advancing learning and we are passionate about providing you with guidance, support and inspiration on your journey of professional development. ELT and educational experts will be hosting and presenting a range of themes in a series of webinars as part of our Advancing Learning Academic Programme, to which you are invited to join. All webinars are FREE to attend – you only need an internet connection. Take part with enthusiasm; share and advance learning!
For the next 6 months, we are excited to celebrate Women Advancing Learning with a fantastic line-up of prominent female experts and authors from the education and ELT world. The sessions will cover hot topics that include developing a growth mindset amongst teachers, lessons from a polyglot and teacher wellbeing, to name a few.
|CAMBRIDGE PRELIMINARY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE NEW EXAM FORMAT
29th January 2019 – 10 – 11 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. (GMT+1)
The Preliminary exam is changing. From January 2020, there’s a new format, with four papers rather than three. To reflect the changes to the exam, we’re bringing out a new edition of Optimise B1. In this webinar, we’ll look at what’s staying the same, what’s changing (in the exam and in Optimise B1), and how that will affect our students’ exam preparation. So come along and find out how Optimise B1 can meet your and your students’ needs when preparing for the new Preliminary.
Malcolm Mann is an English language teacher and materials writer. He is the author or co-author of numerous ELT courses, including the Optimise, Laser and Destination series (all published by Macmillan), and has given presentations in many countries around the world.
|TO SPEAK, OR NOT TO SPEAK
13th February 2019 – 10 – 11 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. (GMT+1)
‘Why don’t my teenage students speak to me in English?’ This is a question that frustrated teachers often ask themselves. This interactive webinar will take a realistic look at some of the main reasons why it can be hard to get some teenage students to speak in English. I will suggest some general tips, tricks and strategies that can help us to overcome our students’ reluctance to speak. Then we will investigate a variety of practical classroom activities and games that can help to encourage even the most reticent teenage student to begin to participate orally in class.
After studying languages at Oxford University, David Spencer trained to be a Secondary School teacher. He then moved to Spain where he has been living and teaching ever since. He continues to teach teenage students every day in a school near Madrid. Dave began writing courses for Macmillan in 1994. His latest series is the 2nd Edition of Gateway, a highly successful multi-level course designed to prepare teenage students for exams and life after school. Dave has given talks to teachers in twenty-eight countries and is active on social media at www.facebook.com/macmillangateway
There are more Webinars coming your way! Stay tuned!
All the information you need and Registration are available on the official webpage. Visit: http://www.macmillanenglish.com/webinars/
|TEACHING ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION FOR THE REAL WORLD
7th November 2018
Hosted by Laura Patsko, this webinar will explore new pronunciation priorities and challenges for learners and teachers of English. Nowadays it is important to develop a good understanding of the English language, both speaking and listening, as the vast majority of interactions in English involve no native speakers at all.
Laura Patsko is a language and pedagogy consultant, specialised in pronunciation and listening.
|WHAT LEARNING 5 LANGUAGES HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT ELT
28th November 2018
During this webinar our hostess Katie Harris will explore how polyglots manage to learn several foreign languages and effective methods for learning and teaching. She will present insights about learning several languages and how they can be applied in the classroom to help students learn languages more efficiently.
Katie Harris is the founder of Joy of Languages and speaks Italian, French, Spanish, German and Mandarin.
|MANAGING THE MADNESS: STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT LANGUAGE TEACHER WELL-BEING
12th December 2018
This webinar will be hosted by Sarah Mercer and it will discuss why teacher well-being is not an indulgent luxury but the foundation of good practice. The workshop considers practical strategies for teachers to use to manage their negative emotions and stress, promote positive emotions, and regulate their time and work/life balance.
Sarah Mercer is a Professor of Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Graz, Austria, where she is Head of ELT methodology.
23th January 2019
Educators can play a unique role in enabling their students to participate on the global stage – whether in work or life. Global Citizenship Education (GCE) encourages students to think beyond their immediate community, towards the challenges and opportunities of their globally connected generation. In this webinar, Matthew will take you through the concept of GCE – where it comes from, what it is, why it matters, and how it can be practically implemented in the classroom. He will cover three broad themes in current GCE thinking and practice: global orientation, global skills and global action.
This talk will be of particular interest to teachers working in international contexts, or wishing to incorporate cross-curricular skills into their teaching of mainstream subjects.
Matthew Hayes, BA (Oxon), MA (SOAS), is a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Education in London. His research concerns Global Citizenship Education in English language textbooks. Matthew is also the Director of Growth at Publons, the world’s largest peer review platform and a part of Clarivate Analytics.