NEW Article Series from OUP – Making the most of technology in business English

NEW Article Series – Making the most of technology in business English Part one - Grammar and Vocabulary With so many digital resources at your fingertips how do you decide which ones to use? In this article series, Pete Sharma looks at ways to integrate technology into your business English classroom by sharing his favourite … Continue reading NEW Article Series from OUP – Making the most of technology in business English

Online dictionaries – Modern English Teacher Vol. 23/3

I love dictionaries. What’s more, my students love dictionaries. I remember when I first saw a CD-ROM dictionary. The presenter demonstrated, “If you don’t know a word in the definition, double-click on it, and you are taken immediately to a definition of that word!” This was my introduction to hyperlinks, and I was hooked. Since … Continue reading Online dictionaries – Modern English Teacher Vol. 23/3

VLEs in Business English

A colleague recently asked me: “Which VLE should I use with my business English students?” This started me thinking that there are, in fact, many ways to support the work that teachers do in the classroom. In this post, I’ll take a look at some of these exciting options. For the complete post, visit: http://oupeltglobalblog.com/2014/03/13/the-value-of-virtual-learning-environments-for-business-english/ … Continue reading VLEs in Business English

Learners’ Dictionaries – new blog post from Linguarama

Which dictionary do you use in your language studies? The choice is wide. This post looks at some recent publications – paper-based and online dictionaries (electronic). For the rest of this blog post, which also includes a look at dictionary apps, please visit: http://blog.linguarama.com/post/2013/12/12/Learner-Dictionaries.aspx

Mind maps

I am in the middle of writing some training materials on using digital resources in language teaching and came across this mind map on using mind maps. I have to admit that I am not somebody who uses mind maps a great deal, but they are a tool I find useful in certain situations. This … Continue reading Mind maps