• Let the people speak!

    Posted by Charlie on 23 December, 2010

    It’s easy for for us to tell you how and why our titles work – but some might say we have a bias..!

    So let your peers in the teachng world tell you what works for them!

    We hope you have a great break over the next couple of weeks and a very happy New Year!

  • Meet the Authors

    Posted by Charlie on 3 December, 2010

    You use their books, now watch their videos on our ‘Meet the Authors’ page!

    Mark Powell, Author of In Company talks to us at BESIG..

    Whether in an interview or a webcast you can get insights into their experience and ideas. Check them out here!

  • BESIG 2010

    Posted by Charlie on 29 November, 2010

    BESIG 2010 was another great conference for us at Macmillan. Ileana Chersan, author of English for Law Enforcement, gave a great talk on our behalf, on the importance of multiculturalism when teaching English for Law Enforcement, and our very own Laura Hudson gave a practical talk on how you can make your business English class benefit from digital elements.

    Macmillan's destinctive red stand, with Zoe Richardson and Eva Maria Schmidt (Macmillan English Campus)

    Eva Maria Schmidt of  Macmillan English Campus also gave a brilliant interactive session on the benefits of authentic business material and web projects  in the Business English classroom.

    Eva Maria in full flow in her interactive session

    There are more photos and a lot of the conference presentations up online at

    Jo Greig, International Marketing Director for Macmillan, clutches the results of the 2010 David Riley award

    Were you at Bielefeld for this year’s BESIG Annual Conference? What was the best talk you saw?

  • Cleve Miller scoops the David Riley Award for English 360!

    Posted by Charlie on 22 November, 2010

    At the opening of the annual BESIG conference in Bielefeld, Cleve Miller was awarded with the David Riley award for Innovation in Business English and ESP for his teacher resource website English 360

    Our congratulations go to Clever Miller and the English 360 team!!

    David Riley was a teacher, teacher trainer, writer and publisher of Business and ELT materials. He was renowned in the ELT world for his creation of materials for a range of publishers, big and small. You might not have met David in person but it is very likely that you will have used some of his excellent materials. Respected for his true understanding of the ELT classroom, and the motivation he inspired in his students, he used this experience to create truly innovative publishing projects.

    For more information on the David Riley Award download this information sheet

  • New websites!

    Posted by Charlie on 26 October, 2010

    We hope you are enjoying our new-look website and are finding easier to get to the resources you need!

    Two of our authors, Paul Emmerson and Pete Sharma, also have newsworthy sites worth visiting.

    Paul Emmerson has pulled all his knowledge together to make a brilliant resource bank of materials…

    Pete Sharma has revamped his site.. Check out the sleek new website!

  • See you in Bielefeld!

    Posted by Charlie on 6 October, 2010

    How time flies! We are all ready for BESIG Annual Conference 2010.

    This year we are hosting a number of talks at Bielefeld, Germany. You can find out about the intricacies of teaching English for Law Enforcement from our author, Ileana Chersan, and our very own Laura Hudson will be demonstrating how you can incorporate new technologies into your teaching to give your business English class a bit of blended pizzazz!

    Our colleagues from and Macmillan English Campus will also be there.

    Come to our stand and find out what’s new for 2011, and keep an eye out for goodies!

    See you there!

    Macmillan Business English Team

  • Welcome to the new Macmillan Business English site!

    Posted by Charlie on 6 October, 2010

    Here are just a few of the things you’ll be able to do on this new website:

    * Download samples of all of our titles, try them out for yourself and find out why they work so well!

    * Quickly find and access all our brilliant materials that support our titles – they’re free!

    * Enjoy the great new design – we hope you’ll find it easier to navigate!

    * Keep up to date with all our news, where you can see our authors talk, sneak previews of what we have in our publishing pipeline

    We hope you’ll enjoy using this website, and we welcome any suggestions or comments you would like to leave for us below. (We won’t publish your email address – it’s just for security.)


    Macmillan Business English Team