• 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