Teaching Tips for Teens

Macmillan Education Online Conference 2014

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The Macmillan Education Online Conference 2014 is open to all teachers and professionals working in ELT and is completely FREE to attend!


Part of the Secondary session at the Macmillan Education Online Conference 2014, this webinar explores how to motivate teenagers to work effectively outside of the classroom.

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Teaching Tips for Teens, with Malcolm Mann

Wednesday 12th November 2014: 12.00-12.45 (GMT)

This webinar will explore some successful ways to get teenagers to supplement and consolidate their classroom work outside of the classroom; both independently and with their friends and families. Malcolm will show you how you can start to encourage teens to work on their own and have fun at the same time, by using an engaging mix of songs, videos, webquests, self-recording, online testing and more!  

About the speaker: Malcolm Mann

Malcolm Mann is an English language teacher and materials writer. He is the author of numerous ELT courses, including the Laser and Destination series (both co-authored with Steve Taylore-Knowles, and published by Macmillan). Malcolm lives and works in Greece, where he holds joint responsibility for the production of the L.A.A.S. English language exams. He is a former Chairperson of TESOL Greece. In his spare time, he's a partner in a bike shop and a cafe/bar in Athens.

Here, Malcolm tells us more about his work and what you will learn from him at MEOC2014.  

What will people learn from your webinar?

Some practical and easy-to-organise things to get teenage students to carry on working when they're not in the classroom

Tell us about your latest projects with Macmillan Education?

I'm currently working with Steve Taylore-Knowles on a major new 5-level secondary series for Macmillan. I don't think I can say any more right now, but it's going to be great!

What inspired and continues to inspire you to work in ELT?

Like many people who work in education, I get enormous pleasure from knowing that the work I do makes a difference, helping young people learn and making teachers' lives easier too. It's a great feeling!

If you could have written one book what would it be?

George Orwell's Animal Farm, which inspired me when I was a teenager, and combines my loves of literature and politics.

Malcolm's top teaching tip

Don't let your coursebook control you or what you do. You know your students best and you know what works for them and what interests them, so you're the one who should be in control. Let the materials you use help you, not restrict you.