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Boost UP, Skill UP, Tool UP your teaching with Macmillan Asia Trainers, John Cruft & Jake Whiddon! Email John & Jake: eltupgraders@macmillan.com

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Boost UP, Skill UP, Tool UP your teaching with Macmillan Asia Trainers, John Cruft & Jake Whiddon! Email John & Jake: eltupgraders@macmillan.com

    #17 The Cambodia Special: A Move into Management

    #17 The Cambodia Special: A Move into Management

    In the fifth episode of season two, John Cruft & Dr. Del visit the land of temples - Cambodia. They speak to a local ELT manager about their transition from teaching to management before discussing their own ideas and solutions for some common challenges. Enjoy the usual country quiz!

    • 54 min
    #16 Welcome to the Land of Smiles: Projects vs. Project-Based Learning Thailand Style

    #16 Welcome to the Land of Smiles: Projects vs. Project-Based Learning Thailand Style

    In the fourth episode of season two, JC & Dr. Del visit the land of smiles, Thailand. They speak to Alex Taylor about his rapping teenagers, before discussing the difference between projects and project-based learning. Also, see how JC does in Dr. Del’s tough country quiz. Enjoy!

    • 54 min
    #15 Creative Vietnam: Am I a creative teacher?

    #15 Creative Vietnam: Am I a creative teacher?

    In the third episode of season two, JC & Dr. Del visit the land of noodles, coffee and motorbikes - Vietnam. They speak to 2 local teachers about their take on creativity before discussing their own ideas for creativity. Enjoy the usual country quiz!

    • 37 min
    #14 Error Correction In Classroom.

    #14 Error Correction In Classroom.

    In the second episode of season two, John Cruft & Dr. Del visit Indonesia. They speak to talented teachers there, discussing the differences among error, mistake and slip. Meanwhile, they dig further on what kind of strategies should be used against these three types of situations faced by teachers in the classroom. And as usual, enjoy the Indonesia quiz.

    • 39 min
    #13 Malaysia Truly Asia. CEFR in Malaysia.

    #13 Malaysia Truly Asia. CEFR in Malaysia.

    In the first podcast of season two, the academic duo John Cruft & Dr. Del speak to local master trainer Nurhezrin Anuar about the CEFR in the Malaysian primary school context, considering a variety of challenges for teachers raised by transition to new curriculums and alignment with the CEFR. Also tune in to listen to Dr. Del challenge JC with his Malaysia country challenge quiz.

    • 45 min
    #12 Welcome to the Flipped Classroom. The Flipping Basics!

    #12 Welcome to the Flipped Classroom. The Flipping Basics!

    In this NILE (Norwich Institute of Language Education) special John chats to Johanna Stirling (Online academic manager, NILE) on their 3 city China tour. Johanna discusses the what, why, when and hows for the flipped classroom to help teachers get started. Mixed in with a few practical tips and useful websites.

    Check out the ideas here and start experimenting with new ideas for the Flipped Classroom.
    What’s your experience of the Flipped Classroom? Have any great tips or activities?

    Email John: eltupgraders@macmillan.com

    • 16 min

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