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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.

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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!


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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).

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Workshop: A New Way to Teach Reading

The workshop will present a completely new approach to teaching reading that actually provides students with strategies to become better readers. This is in contrast to the usual way of handling reading, where students are merely tested on their comprehension and most of the skills that they do practice are not transferable. This session will provide a simple lesson framework based on strategies to improve comprehension that can be used outside the classroom. It also includes transferable strategies students can use to deal with unknown words. The framework is easily implemented and the fact that the lessons are completely student-centred means that very little preparation is needed on the part of the teacher. All you need to do before the lesson is to find a reading text.

The workshop will take place on July 2, from 5:30 to 7:00 at English Central. More details are below. Please note that the group rate is $25 per person (3 or more) so if you would like to print a copy of the poster to put in your staffroom, you can find a PDF version here

To register for the workshop, simply email Ken at If you would like to register and pay by credit card, you can do it here: