Macmillan Webinar- Motivating Teenage Learners

2015 Rebecca RB


Need ideas on getting your students excited to learn? Join Beyond author Rebecca Robb Benne for a webinar all about motivating  teenage students. The webinar will discuss using student-generated content, teaching with puzzles and quizzes, and changing the pace of your classroom with stories, cinematic listening, and songs.

The webinar is free and will be held on February 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM (GMT)

Learn more and register here

“We’d Rather Sell it than Count It” Holiday Sale – 2014 edition


So much on sale, so little time! December 18th to 23rd, 2014.

Download the sale flyer.

The full sale is available in person at our Toronto showroom. However, if you are not able to come to the showroom, a 20% discount will be applied to all web orders placed during the holiday sale (you won’t see the discount in your cart, but it will be applied when the order is processed. If you would like to take advantage of some of the “These just became old editions” or “we have too many of these” sale items, please call or email to place your order.

Macmillan Education Online Conference

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The Macmillan Education Online Conference returns for a fourth year running, bringing you 5 days of talks to inspire your teaching and support your professional development.

Featuring 12 talks from ELT experts and authors including Steve Taylore-Knowles, Jill Leighton and Adrian Underhill, and 4 interactive Google Hangouts, our 2014 event promises to be better than ever!

All conference delegates will receive a certificate of attendance, plus a FREE Sherlock Holmes Graded Reader from our brand-new eBooks store after the event.

Watch our trailer on YouTube and join in the conversation at #MEOC2014.

Series of Free Professional Development Webinars from DELTA Publishing

Delta Publishing logoDELTA Publishing (which is distributed in the USA and Canda by English Central) is offering a series of exciting webinars with top authors this fall. Webinars include:

  • Teaching Unplugged: 50-free with Luke Meddings
  • Storytelling with our Students: Techniques for Telling Tales from Around the World with David Heathfield
  • Pronunciation for Listeners with Mark Hancock
  • Going Mobile with Nicky Hockly and gavin Dudeney
  • Teaching Pronunciation: Challenges and Opportunities with Jonathan Marks

Go to DELTA’s website for more details, dates and to register.

Good to know: if you can’t make the times, recordings of the webinars will be posted to DELTA’s site a day or two after!


44th Annual NYS Conference. Empowering ELLs: Equity, Engagement, Enrichment


Carrie Purcell wil be heading out to Albany for this year’s NYS Conference. The conference is November 14th – 15th at the Albany Hilton. Be sure to stop by to say hello to Carrie and check out all the great new resources we have.

For more information on the conference, go to NYS TESOL’s website.

TexTESOL in San Marcos


English Central is excited to be exhibiting at this year’s TexTESOL conference in San Marcos, November 13th – 15th. To find out more about the conference, follow this link. Nicole Graham will be representing English Central and she hopes to make as many new friends as possible!

Nicole will also be presenting “Increasing Motivation, Confidence and Communicative Competence with Authentic Video”.  The session is tentatively scheduled for Friday (Session 4 at 2:12 in Veramendi room I).