Hovering around the Macmillan stand at BESIG last weekend, I was asked: "What's your favourite thing about your new book?" Without thinking, I said: "the unique 'Social planner' at the back." This is where students can combine the power of print with the fixed sentence head ("I was born in..."), and the power of the pen, … Continue reading Networking in Poznan
Advance copies of our new book are OUT!! Watch this space...
The Macmillan English Dictionary Online has been in existence for some time but previously, it was only accessible to those who had already bought a copy of the MED in paper form. What those who are not on Macmillan's emailing list may not know is that this online resource is now available for everyone to … Continue reading Macmillan Dictionary Online
Exciting developmenst in the world of electronic dictionaries. Longman have 'raised the bar' with their latest offering, which is on DVD-ROM. It took Barney and myself a while to load it, and we are keen to explore it! More anon when we have had a play....
We have just mailed out the latest Newsletter. It contains articles on BESIG Bonn, the latest electronic dictionary from CUP and news about PSA (Pete Sharma Associates). If you have subscribed, but have NOT received a copy, please check your spam. Otherwise, drop us a mail and we'll send you the link to the pdf. … Continue reading te4be Newsletter – Winter 2008 / 2009
The latest up-date for Blended Learning is now available to download from Macmillan's website. It focuses on two topics: Things to consider when setting up a wiki for use by teachers in a language school or language training company with a number of schools. An introduction to mapping software and an overview of what is … Continue reading Blended Learning up-date 4
Here's a website that contains a large number of authentic videos that could form the basis for listening and discussion lessons with higher-level learners. TED.com hosts videos of presentations by a remarkable range of people including environmental activist: Al Gore, founder of Amazon.com: Jeff Bezos, particle physicist: Brian Cox, musician: Evelyn Glennie, author: Dave Eggers, economist: … Continue reading Online listening – TED.com
Macmillan have just published the latest business English e-lesson, called 'The future of Starbucks'. Enjoy it!
The CD-ROM (Science - Macmillan Vocabulary Practice Series by Keith Kelly; Macmillan) is of tremendous value, allowing users to listen to the pronunciation of words and providing exciting mind-mapping software, as well as animations. To read the complete review, as well as the other 'Reviews in brief', see this month's EL Gazette.
Macmillan have just uploaded the latest e-lesson called 'You're fired!'. It is about the winner of the TV show 'The Apprentice' and focuses on being 'economical with the truth' at a job interview. Enjoy!