News & eventi

2017

Eventi e Novità

Seminari Nazionali Trinity College London: Torino, Roma e Napoli

Verso una didattica innovativa della lingua inglese

In un mondo sempre più interconnesso, diventa cruciale fornire agli studenti gli strumenti per affrontare i complessi problemi della società del XXI secolo.

In risposta a questa esigenza, il Team italiano di supporto di Trinity College London invita i docenti di inglese di ogni ordine e grado ai Seminari Nazionali LEARN CREATE PERFORM - Innovations in language teaching and performance-based assessment.

Si tratta di un’opportunità di sviluppo professionale gratuito per capire come gli esami Trinity favoriscono il percorso di apprendimento della lingua inglese e lo sviluppo delle XXI century skills.

A Torino, Roma e Napoli  Macmillan Education sarà presente! Seleziona le città per scoprire il programma e per iscriverti.

Scopri qui di seguito il calendario e le sedi di tutti gli altri eventi.


MIND GAMES. Learning about People and not only Language

X Conferenza Annuale International House Milano 2017 - 13 ottobre 2017

Venerdì 13 ottobre 2017 dalle ore 8:30 alle ore 18:30 si terrà la X Conferenza Annuale International House Milano 2017 sul tema MIND GAMES. Learning about People and not only Language.

Tra i relatori interverrà  Mr. Sam McCarter autore di Ready for IELTS di Macmillan Education con la relazione IELTS - Links Between Reading and Writing (ore 12:15/13).

La partecipazione è gratuita e valida ai fini dell’aggiornamento docenti con rilascio dell’attestato di frequenza.

Leggi il programma completo della giornata, visita la sezione Local Events del sito Macmillan Education e vai al sito di International House Milano.


2016

Eventi e Novità

London Calling! Hai tempo fino al 30 novembre 2017

Vinci esperienza di lavoro di due settimane a Londra Concorso Macmillan Education

Studi l'inglese? Sei alla ricerca di un'esperienza all'estero per rilanciare la tua carriera?
Partecipa al concorso Mind Work Experience Competition per vincere l'esperienza lavorativa di due settimane presso la sede di Londra di Macmillan Education!


Macmillan Teacher Training Days 2016 - "Preparation, Evaluation and Assessment for Exam Success"

Milano, Padova, Torino – 18, 19 e 20 ottobre 2016

Sessioni di aggiornamento pedagogico per i docenti di inglese della Scuola Secondaria di primo e di secondo grado a cura di Macmillan Education e Mondadori Education. Relazioni di Roy Norris, Damien Lonsdale e Kirsten Holt.
Verrà rilasciato ai partecipanti un certificato di esonero ministeriale.
Consulta i programmi degli eventi nelle singole città.

 ATTENZIONE: le iscrizioni sono chiuse per esaurimento posti.

18/10/16 MILANO - ore 9.00-13.00
presso la sede dei British Council, Via Borgospesso 11
Vedi il programma di Milano
Per eventuali informazioni, contattare Italy.Info@macmillan.com oppure l'agenzia editoriale Arché allo 02/87282828. 

19/10/16 PADOVA – ore 9,00-13,00
presso l'IIS P. Scalcerle, Via Delle Cave 174
Vedi il programma di Padova
Per eventuali informazioni, contattare Italy.Info@macmillan.com oppure le agenzie editoriali AESSE Promozioni Editoriali allo 049/2951124; BEOZZO allo 045/676693; MARZOLA allo 041/916662.

20/10/16 TORINO – ore 9,00-13,00
presso l’IIS Copernico Luxemburg, Corso Caio Plinio 2
Vedi il programma di Torino.
Per eventuali informazioni, contattare Italy.Info@macmillan.com oppure l'agenzia editoriale INFORMASCUOLA allo 011/7391080 oppure 340/8717110


Calebrate Shakespeare in 2016!

Welcome to Will’s World, home of all Macmillan Education Shakespeare 2016 celebrations!

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Macmillan Education’ll be bringing you lots of brand-new resources to help you explore the enduring relevance of his plays, characters and language with your students – and get them excited about learning English!
Stay tuned on Macmillan Site and read with your students Romeo & Giuiet.


Macmillan Webinar - Finding Balance

Online, 11 May 2016

Webinar tenuto da Emma-Sue Prince, esperta di Life Skills, rivolto ai docenti di lingua Inglese. La relatrice condividerà i suoi migliori consigli e le sue testate strategie per far fronte allo stress e trovare l'equilibrio tra vita e lavoro.
 Partecipa all'evento webinar Macmillan Education anche tu: basta compilare il form di iscrizione!
 Macmillan Education propone altri seminari per i docenti: scarica il programma per restare informato sui prossimi.


Macmillan Webinar - Networking

Online, 30 March 2016

Webinar tenuto da Debra Marsh e Kirsten Holt rivolto ai docenti di lingua Inglese. I relatori presenteranno idee e tecniche per sfruttare al massimo le opportunità di networking.
Partecipa all'evento webinar Macmillan Education anche tu: basta compilare il form di iscrizione!
Macmillan Education propone altri seminari per i docenti: scarica il programma per restare informato sui prossimi.


Macmillan Webinar - Flipping the Classroom

Online, 24 February 2016

Webinar tenuto da Dave Spencer. L'autore di Gateway descrive ai docenti di lingua Inglese come fare lezione in modo nuovo, con il metodo della Flipped Classroom. 
Partecipa all'evento webinar Macmillan Education anche tu: basta compilare il form di iscrizione!
Macmillan Education propone altri seminari per i docenti: scarica il programma per restare informato sui prossimi.


Macmillan Teacher Training Days 2016 - Learning for Life with Macmillan Education

Bergamo e Milano, 25 e 26 febbraio 2016

Sessioni di aggiornamento pedagogico per i docenti di inglese della Scuola Secondaria a cura di Macmillan Education e Mondadori Education. Relazioni di Dave Spencer e Carol Higho.
 Verrà rilasciato ai partecipanti un certificato di esonero ministeriale. 

Il 25 febbraio a Bergamo presso l'I.T.G. “G. Quarenghi”, in Via Europa  27, h. 15,30 e con la partecipazione di Noemi Ciceroni di CRTDrils. 
 Guarda l'invito per scoprirne di più. Per informazioni: Redolfi Ferruccio - Tel. 035/4522378, redolfiferruccio@gmail.com; Archè -Tel. 02/87282828, infolibri@archescuola.it.
 
 >>ISCRIVITI QUI

Il 26 febbraio a Milano presso la sede del British Council, in Via Borgospesso 11, h.9,00-h.13,00
 Guarda l'invito per scoprirne di più. 
 Per informazioni: Archè -Tel. 02/87282828, infolibri@archescuola.it; Stoppa - Tel. 0331/1771469;felice.stoppa@fastwebnet.it

I posti disponibili per la conferenza sono terminati. Se fosse interessato/a a partecipare allo stesso evento pomeridiano sempre in data 26 Febbraio, la preghiamo di scrivere a italy.info@macmillan.com.
Le confermeremo l'iscrizione in caso di un raggiungimento minimo del numero dei partecipanti.


2015

Eventi e Novità 

Macmillan Education Conference Online 2015

November 3-7

We present the Macmillan Education Online Conference: a unique 5-day online event packed full of webinars, talks and Q&As that brings teachers from across the global ELT community together to learn, discover and share ideas and techniques. Register here: http://www.macmillanenglish.com/online-conference/ 


Macmillan Education LIFE SKILLS at TESOL Italy

Roma, sabato 14 novembre 2015, ore 11:45

Carol Higho with "4 Activities for Developing Life Skills and Competences" at TESOL Italy
Skills for life!  Traditional EFL content gives students communication skills. Today, for progression and continuity in language learning students need time management, study skills, and self-awareness. This workshop includes 4 Activities helping learners build on the 4 skills and acquire those soft skills for independent learning.
Open with an explanation of what life skills are and some of the key arguments for encouraging ongoing engagement in learning as the way to help in achieving employment (locally or international). Activities in small groups (round robin) to complete tasks related to each of the 4 areas (Time management, organisation, study skills, self awareness). Feedback on the life skills being developed, how we assess/mark these activities and how these skills prepare students for life-long learning. The group will then look at extension activities and the concept of a life skills curriculum. The session will include handouts and links to free downloadable resources.
Please refer to the following link for more information about the programme: TESOL Italy 
Click here to see C.Higo's conference in Rome at Tesol Italy 2015.   


Robert Campell with "Language and Beyond" at TESOL Italy

Rome, November 13, 16:30 p.m.

How can a teacher use the material from a coursebook for teaching/learning the language beyond the classroom?  Can you teach English going beyond the language itself so that it becomes useful for  the social and working life? To be successful at school (and later on in life), students need to learn skills that go beyond pure academic knowledge. The author will give examples on sub-skills and life skills which students at the secondary school should consolidate such as: being a good class mate, organising  school things, learning the good manners etc. Teaching a language also means giving students a good foundation for learning for life.
Please refer to the following link for more information about the programme: TESOL Italy 

Click here to see R. Campbell's conference in Rome at Tesol Italy 2015. 



World Environmental Day

The world's biggest celebration of positive action for the environment on 5 June

World Environmental Day was established by the UN in 1972 to promote awareness of green issues. It is one of the most celebrated days for positive environmental action. In over 70 countries people will be organising clean-ups, recycling and transplanting campaigns, and and a range of other events. This year's theme is “Seven billion dreams. One planet.Consume with care.”
To read more about it, visit http://www.unep.org/wed/2015_slogan/ 


Wesak

June 1 marks the most important day on the Buddhist calendar

Wesak is the major festival of the year for Buddhists of the Theravada tradition. It celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. In Taiwan, people pour water statues of the Buddha on this day; in Singapore, they set caged birds free.
To learn more about Wesak and Buddhism (one of the fastest-growing religions in English-speaking countries), visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/holydays/wesak.shtml


Hay Festival

Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, 21-31 May

Now in its 27th edition, the Hay Festival is a celebration of the love of reading, writing, ideas and storytelling. This 'Woodstock of the mind', as former US President Bill Clinton described it, includes musical performances, film previews and speeches from famous novelists, journalists, poets, scientists, actors, politicians, musicians and more. Last year's festival focused on Shakespeare's 450th birthday; this year – the organisers assure us – the event will be 'full of stories, ideas, laughter and music'. To see the festival programme, visit https://www.hayfestival.com/programme-quick-view.aspx.
To know why Hay-on-Wye is known as the 'town of books', visit http://tourism.powys.gov.uk/hay-on-wye.php.


May Day

The northern hemisphere celebrates workers' rights and the coming of the fair season on May 1

The first day of the month of May is known as May Day. This spring festival is a holiday across most of Europe. It often carries political implications, since in the late 19th century May 1 was chosen as the date for International Workers' Day to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago (which you can read about here: http://www.history.com/topics/haymarket-riot).
The origins of the May Day celebrations, however, extend far back in time, at least as far as the Roman festival of Flora, the goddess of fruit and flowers. In England, the coming of summer is still celebrated with a range of different customs, including Maypole dancing, Morris dancing and the decorating of homes with flowers and greenery.
You can find out more about these very English customs at http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/mayday.htm and http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/May-Day-Celebrations/).


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The capital of Lousiana is hosting the original Jazz Fest between 25 April and 3 May

New Orleans has played a crucial role in the development of jazz and related music genres (including ragtime, blues, swing and bebop). It all started with the 19th-century slave trade, when almost half a million Africans brought their tribal beats to the South. By the early 20th century, the jazz revolution was well under way and New Orleans produced its most famous anthem, “When the Saints Go Marching In.” For over four decades, in late April the city has been hosting the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Probably the largest jazz festival in the US, it attracts around 150,000 attendants per day. To find out more about the festival and this year's line-up, visit http://www.nojazzfest.com/.


Earth Day

Promoting harmony with nature and the Earth on April 22

In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson asked Americans to join in an environmentalist demonstration. McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22. Millions of people participated, and today Earth Day is widely celebrated with events on both dates, as a celebration of human companionship with nature. A common way of celebrating this day is to plant new trees (see http://www.earthday.org/).


Patriot's Day

New England's most distinctive celebration will be taking place on April 20

Most people in Europe have probably never heard of Patriot's Day. To New Englanders, however, this is a big celebration, in which banks, schools and businesses have the day off. Patriot's Day commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord, which began the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775. The holiday has been observed on the third Monday in April since 1969, but Patriot Day celebrations are held on various different dates. To get an idea of last year's celebrations at Lexington and Concord, visit http://www.battleroad.org/


April Fool's Day

April 1

Popular since the 19th century, April Fool's Day offers an opportunity to play harmless tricks or jokes on one another – the stranger and more absurd, the better. Apparently, the earliest recorded association between 1 April and foolishness can be found in Chaucer's work The Canterbury Tales (1392). For more information on the origins of April Fool's Day, visit http://www.southcom.com.au/~seymour/aprilfool/april.htm.


Cricket World Cup final

March 29, Melbourne (Australia)

The 11th ICC Cricket World Cup, one of the world's largest international sports tournaments, is being played by 14 competing teams across 14 venues in Australia and New Zealand. Australia is staging 26 games in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Perth and Sydney, with the grand final taking place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 29 March.
For more information, visit the official ICC site: http://www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup. To learn more about cricket – a sport popular throughout Commonwealth countries but largely unknown in Italy – visit http://www.cricket-rules.com/.


Remembering “Typhoid Mary”

March 27 marks the 100th anniversary of the arrest of America's most dangerous woman.

On 27 March 1915, Mary Mallon was arrested in New York and put into quarantine for the second and final time. An Irish woman, she was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever. In her career as a cook, she had infected over fifty people, three of whom died. Mary had already been put into quarantine once but had then been released in 1910 on condition that she cease working as a cook. However, she had changed her name and resumed work, causing multiple typhoid outbreaks. Mary Mallon is not the only healthy typhoid carrier to have been identified in the 20th century: the Italian Tony Labella, for example, is presumed to have caused over 100 cases.
The Irish cook's nickname, "Typhoid Mary", has entered the English language as a colloquial term for anyone who spreads something undesirable (see http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/typhoid/).


World Water Day

March 22

The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as World Water Day in 1993 in the light of the increased demand for water access, allocation and services.
This annual event is a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources (see http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday). 


International Woman's Day

March 8

Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The earliest Women’s Day was held in New York on February 28, 1909. It was organised by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. In 1914 March 8 was chosen as the official date of this celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women (and their economic, political and social achievements).  Today, thousands of events organised by governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media take place around the world on March 8 (for a brief history of Woman's Day, visit http://www.un.org/womenwatch/feature/iwd/history.html


Holi

The Indian festival of colours will be celebrated around the world on March 6

Holi is a festival that welcomes the spring and celebrates the Hindu god Krishna. Its origins lie in the legend of Holika and Prahalad. Prahalad was a prince and a devotee of the god Vishnu who refused to worship his own father, the king. Furious, the king ordered his sister, Holika, to kill him. She had magical powers that made her immune to flames and tricked Prahalad into sitting on her lap in a bonfire. However, the trick didn't quite work: Holika was burned to ashes but Prahalad emerged

. To remember this event, bonfires are lit and colourful celebrations take place each spring in India, Nepal and all other countries with a significant number of people of Indian origin. To find out more about this unique festival, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/holydays/holi_1.shtml.


World Wildlife Day

Celebrating the world's flora and fauna on March 3

First established by the United Nations two years ago (2013), World Wildlife Day offers an opportunity to celebrate the beauty and intrinsic value of the world's flora and fauna and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. This international day reminds us of the importance of the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts. For more information on World Wildlife Day, visit http://www.un.org/en/events/wildlifeday/


International Mother Language Day

February 21

First introduced by UNESCO in 1999, International Mother Language Day is observed each year to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue” (http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/).


Chinese New Year

On 19 February London is hosting the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia.

The Chinese New Year is one of the world's most celebrated holidays. For thousands of years, the Chinese have been setting off firecrackers, beating drums and lighting crimson-coloured lanterns to remember the time in which – according to legend – the inhabitants of a village scared off the mythical monster Nian. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, this New Year (the Year of the Goat) falls on February 19. The large Chinese community in London will be celebrating the event with a grand parade, a main stage in Trafalgar Square, music performances, dances, food stalls and plenty of activities. For the complete programme, visit http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/4733685-chinese-new-year-2015-in-london.


Mardi Gras, New Orleans (Louisiana)

The grandest Carnival celebrations in North America reach their culmination on February 17

While French-speaking Canada also has a solid tradition of Carnival celebrations (as illustrated by the famous Quebec Winter Carnival), the most famous Carnival celebrations in North America remain those organised each year in New Orleans. The high point of the Carnival season in Louisiana is Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday), the last period of celebration before the Lenten season begins. Under the motto “Let the good times roll”, millions of people get together to attend the colourful parades filling the streets of the jazz capital of the world. For an overview of the Mardi Gras tradition, visit http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/.


National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Elko, Nevada (US), January 26-31

If you think that cowboys and literature don't go together, you need to challenge your stereotypes about life in the Wild West. First held as a small meeting of folklorists and poets in 1985, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering has evolved into an internal event that explores a distinctly American genre of poetry.
The gathering also includes live (country) music performances along with poetry readings: see http://www.westernfolklife.org/General-Information-on-the-Gathering/national-cowboy-poetry-gathering-home-page.html


Up Helly AA

The Shetlands get ready to host Europe's largest fire festival on January 27

Like every year, Lerwick, the capital of the Shetland Islands will be celebrating its Nordic heritage this January with a festival devoted to fire and ice. Heavily colonized by the Vikings in the 8th century and under Norse control until they returned to Scotland in the 15th century, the Shetlands now bring history back to life each year with a unique fire festival featuring thousands of participants in medieval costumes. The highlight of the event is the evening procession, in which over 1,000 torches are carried through the streets of Lerwick to a 9-metre Viking longboat, specifically built and burned for the occasion!
For more information, you can visit the official website of the festival at http://www.uphellyaa.org/


Robert Burns Nigh

25 January marks the birth of Scotland's national bard

A pioneer of the Romantic movement and the author of poems in both English and Scots, Robert Burns (1759-1796)  is considered the national poet of Scotland. His birthday is celebrated by Scots throughout the world on January 25 with what is referred to as a “Burns supper”. Outside Scotland itself, the tradition is especially strong in New Zealand's city of Dunedin, which was founded by Burns' nephew Thomas Burns. A Burns supper typically  includes a platter of haggis (Scotland's national dish) as the dinner's star attraction, accompanied by bagpipe music and plenty of whisky.
To get a better idea of what a typical Burns supper might look like, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/robertburns/burns_night_running_order.shtml.


World Buskers Festival

Christchurch (New Zealand), January 16-26

Held at the peak of summer in New Zealand, this festival is a celebration of street art and entertainment that attracts performers of all kinds: comedians, acrobats, clowns, trapeze artists, musicians, mimes and dancers – among many others. Attracting roughly 300,000 visitors over the course of eleven days, the festival brings Christchurch alive with 500 unpredictable performances.
For a view of last year's line up, visit: http://www.worldbuskersfestival.com/


Martin Luther King Day

The third Monday in January.

Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. grew up to become one of the world's greatest social activists, as well as an icon of modern America. The chief spokesman of the civil rights movement which ended racial segregation in the US, as well as the youngest person to win the Nobel Prize (at the age of 35), Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, while delivering a speech from the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee. His birthday has been a national holiday in the United States since 1983.
Visit http://mlkday.gov/ for more information.


St Andrew's Day

Scotland gets ready to celebrate its national day on November 30 – as part of the UK

November 30, the feast day of Saint Andrew, is Scotland's national day and an official bank holiday. This year the feast acquires particular importance in the light of the recent independence poll, which has seen Scotland choose to remain part of the United Kingdom. St Andrew's Day will be celebrated with celidhs (social gatherings), dances, traditional meals and bagpipe-playing throughout the country and especially in its capital, Edinburgh.
For some ideas on how to best enjoy the event, whether in Scotland or abroad, visit http://www.scotland.org/whats-on/st-andrews-day/.


Thanksgiving

The fourth Thursday of November

The Thanksgiving holiday has a long history in North America and is rooted in the ancient tradition of giving thanks for the agricultural blessings of the previous year. The holiday is usually traced back to a 1621 celebration held by the Pilgrim Fathers. Largely forgotten until the early 1800s, it was made a national holiday in the US in 1941. Nowadays Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays on the American calendar and is celebrated with a lavish meal which usually includes turkey as its centrepiece, accompanied by pumpkin and apple pies.
You can find a culinary history of this all-American celebration here: http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodthanksgiving.html.


The Melbourne Cup Carnival

The “race that stops a nation” is back on November 14

Each year on the first Tuesday of November, the fastest racehorses from across the globe meet in Melbourne to compete for one of the world's most prestigious titles – and a chance to win AU$6.2 million. The Melbourne Cup Carnival is not just a huge horse race: it is one of Australia's top cultural events. Each November, over 100,000 visitors flock to the capital of Victoria to attend the many parties organized for a celebration which combines the best of what the city has to offer in terms of food, fashion, wine, sport and... gambling.
For more info on “the race that stops a nation”, visit http://www.melbournecup.com/.


Remembrance Day

Celebrated throughout the Commonwealth on November 11

Even though World War I only officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 38 June 1919, hostilities formally came to an end on 11 November 1918 with the Armistice of Compiègne. To mark this historic date, Commonwealth countries throughout the world celebrate November 11 as Remembrance Day. The red poppy – inspired by the poem In Flanders Fields – is the emblem of Remembrance Day and is worn for the occasion by people in countries as far apart as Canada and New Zealand (see http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/how-the-nation-remembers).


Guru Nanak Jayanti

Sikhism's most sacred festival falls on November 6th

Guru Nanak Jayanti marks the birth of the founder of Sikhism in the mid-15th century. The epicentre of the festival is the Golden Temple at Amritsar, Punjab, where thousands of people will be gathering to sing, dance, perform gatka (a Sikh martial art) and recite the holy book Guru Granth Sahib. The event will of course also be celebrated across many European countries and especially in Britain, which has a Sikh population of approximately 600,000 people. To learn more about this Indian religion and its grandest festival, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/sikhism/gurunanak.shtml


Guy Fawkes Night

The small town of Lewes will be lighting Britain's largest bonfires on November 5th

Commemorating the execution of a Catholic 'terrorist' after a failed attempt on the life of King James I on 5 November 1605, Guy Fawkes Night – or Bonfire Night – remains a popular feast throughout Britain. The celebration, which has now lost much of its anti-Catholic focus, is an enjoyable social event accompanied by much revelling. The county town of Lewes, East Sussex, boasts the most famous Bonfire Night in England, with five separate parades and firework celebrations, attracting up to 80,000 visitors each year.
See http://www.lewesbonfirecelebrations.com/guy-fawkes-history/ .


Halloween in NY

The Village Halloween Parade is back

On Halloween, NY city streets come alive with thousands of like-minded strangers – looking to transform themselves for a night. This year, at 7pm on October 31 hundreds of giant puppets, over 50 bands of various types of music, dancers and artists, and about 50,000 costumed revellers will be coming together for New York City's biggest public participatory event. America's only night parade, the Village Halloween Parade has been named one of the top 10 events in NYC and listed as one of the 100 Things to Do Before You Die. For more information, visit http://www.halloween-nyc.com/.


Dylan Thomas 100

A year-long celebration for the centenary of Wales' greatest poet

2014 marks the centenary of Wales’s greatest poet and writer, Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), who has enriched the English language through works such as Under Milk Wood. The actual centenary of the poet's birth is 27 October, but a range of events will be leading up to it through Dylan Thomas 100 – a year-long celebration of Thomas’ life, his work and his legacy. The varied programme highlights the artistic, cultural, educational and commercial opportunities that such a unique celebration can offer in Wales and beyond. For more information you can visit the Dylan Thomas 100 website at dylanthomas100.org


IH Milan Conference 2014: "The Power of Pronunciation"

17 ottobre - il Centro Congressi FAST, Piazzale Morandi 2, Milano

Come and visit us at the Macmillan Education Italy stand!
Further information and enrollment on: www.ihmilano.com/language-service/language-teacher-training/seminars-and-workshops


Manchester Science Festival 2014

23 October > 2 November

This annual nine-day, multi-venue festival produced by the Museum of Science and Industry seeks to inspire people to explore science in the most creative ways possible. Now in its eighth edition, the Manchester Science Festival brings together a unique blend of art, workshops and live performance.
The complete programme can be found at http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/whatson/guide/


Non-Violence Day

The UN have decreed October 2 the International Day of Non-Violence.

The celebration, which falls each year on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, is envisaged as an opportunity to "disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness".
For more information, visit http://www.un.org/en/events/nonviolenceday/index.shtml.


The Big Draw

The world's largest drawing festival - October 2014

The world's largest drawing festival is taking place across fifteen countries (including Britain, New Zealand and the US) in October. Museums, galleries, libraries, schools and parks are hosting a variety of events encouraging people of all ages to discover how drawing can connect them with their communities. Organised by the Campaign for Drawing, The Big Draw promises to be the largest arts festival the UK has ever seen. For a complete programme of related events, visit http://www.thebigdraw.org.


Celebrating London’s River

The 30th of September in London

The Thames Festival celebrates London and the Thames by dancing in the streets, feasting on bridges, racing on the river and playing at the water’s edge.  It takes place over the whole month of September. For more information see: http://totallythames.org


Scottish Independence Referendum

Scotland - 18th September 2014

A vote is being held in Scotland to decide whether it should become an independent country, or whether it should remain part of the United Kingdom.
For more information see: http://www.scotreferendum.com


The Dublin Theatre Festival

18 days of world-class theatre from Ireland and abroad

The Dublin Theatre Festival is the oldest specialised theatre festival in Europe. This 18-day arts marathon runs from 25th September to 12th October. Dating back to 1957, the festival has carved a niche for itself by promoting home-grown Irish talent while at the same time presenting the best performances from the international stage.
See https://www.dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/


CERN's 60th anniversary

Celebrating 60 years of science for peace

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the European research organisation operating the world's largest physics lab, is turning 60 at the end of the month. To celebrate the anniversary in style, CERN will be hosting public lectures, guided tours, practical demonstrations and exhibitions inspired by science across its 21 member states. 
See http://cern60.web.cern.ch/en


O Say Can You See! Star-Spangled Spectacular

A free festival to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the US National Anthem

O Say Can You See! Star-Spangled Spectacular is a free festival celebrating the 200th anniversary of the US National Anthem. Originally composed by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in 1814, the Star Spangled Banner is the most popular piece of patriotic American music ever written. On September 13 the festival will be reaching its its high point with two concerts and an extraordinary fireworks display in the Baltimore harbour.
For more information, visit http://www.starspangled200.com/


Roald Dahl Day

13th September

September is Roald Dahl's birth month and on the 13th the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden is hosting a wonderful array of events to celebrate Britain's most beloved children's author. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Dahl's most highly acclaimed story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – reissued for the occasion in a new anniversary edition by Penguin Modern Classics. See http://www.roalddahl.com/


Candidati alla borsa di studio Macmillan IATEFL 2015

Sei ancora in tempo: l’ultima data utile è il 24 luglio

In che cosa consiste? Si tratta di una borsa di studio per i docenti promossa da Macmillan insieme a IATEFL per la partecipazione gratuita alla conferenza 49th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition che si terrà a Manchester dall'11 al 14 aprile del prossimo anno. Inoltre partecipando hai la possibilità di entrare nella onestopenglish community e diventare, se ti interessa, autore di articoli di didattica della lingua inglese.

Iscriviti ora e avrai il responso il 14 settembre!

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«Speaking. A forgotten skill?»

Webinar tenuto il 24 Aprile 2014 dalla Prof.ssa Sara Galvin

We spend a great deal of time teaching our students how to speak in English but how much of this second language do they actually speak? During the webinar we will discuss to what extent our students actually speak English in our classrooms and how we can improve on this by providing some simple guidelines which help them to create simple dialogue initially and showing them strategies for different types of context-based discourse.

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MACMILLAN WEBINARS 2014

Webinar dedicati ai docenti di lingua inglese

Il 7 maggio il prossimo webinar di didattica della lingua inglese a cura di Macmillan, come sempre di mercoledì. Vedi il programma e iscriviti subito!


MACMILLAN EDUCATION TEACHER TRAINING DAYS 2014

A life of learning: building up your students’ life skills

Tra il 10 il 13 marzo 2014 si terranno a Milano, Torino, Genova e Bergamo le sessioni di aggiornamento pedagogico con esonero ministeriale per i docenti di lingua inglese della scuola secondaria di primo e di secondo grado.
I partecipanti riceveranno un attestato di partecipazione.

Per ulteriori informazioni, scarica l'invito:

Iscriviti ad uno dei seminari >


S.Taylore-Knowles Webinar on Life Skills

Wednesday 4th December at 4pm

"Like skills are the key skills you need to be effective in your work life, your academic life and your social life." For a long time now, employers and educational experts have noticed in graduates and employees a widening gap between academic results and the ability to interact successfully in modern society.
See Macmillan Education invitation.
To attend Steve's session, all you need to do is register beforehand on the following page.


Il Chelsea Flower Show compie 100 anni

Quest’anno la famoso mostra orticola di Londra, che inizia il 21 maggio, festeggia il suo centesimo anniversario. Può sembrare un evento che interessa solo alle persone anziane e perbene? Invece attira anche qualche giovane rock star....
Scopri di chi si tratta qui.


21 Aprile: il Maratone di Londra

Il 21 Aprile 2013 è in programma il Maratone di Londra. Secondo le cifre rilasciate dagli organizzatori è il principale evento di beneficenza a cadenza annuale del mondo, con i 41,5 milioni di dollari raccolti con l'edizione del 2006 il totale delle donazioni ha toccato quota 315 milioni di dollari.

E non è l'unico primato dell'evento: l'anno scorso, sono stati stabiliti ben 29 record mondiali. Scopri di più!


2 Aprile: International Children's Book Day

La Giornata Internazionale del Libro per Bambini e Ragazzi (ICBD – International Children's Book Day) si celebra il 2 aprile, nel giorno di nascita di Hans Christian Andersen, per valorizzare l’amore per la lettura e l’importanza dei libri nell’infanzia.

Perché non celebrare la giornata con libri su temi globali? Eccovi alcune idee.

Per i più grandi può essere divertente una lettura dei Macmillan Readers. Sono moltissimi e tutti avvincenti: scegli quello che ti ispira di più!


31 marzo: regata Oxford-Cambridge

Il 31 marzo sul fiume Tamigi si disputerà una delle più celebri gare di canottaggio del mondo: la regata annuale tra l'Università di Oxford e l'Università di Cambridge, conosciuta semplicemente come "the Boat Race". L'anno scorso la sfida è stata interrotta causa un uomo che è riuscito a tuffarsi nel Tamigi, disturbando il corso della gara.

Vedi cosa è successo nel 2012.


Gli irlandesi del mondo festeggiano Saint Patrick

Gli irlandesi del mondo festeggiano Saint Patrick

Il 17 marzo, in onore di San Patrizio, patrono dell'Irlanda, si celebra St Patrick's Day (spesso chiamato anche 'Paddy's Day'). Viene festeggiato non solo in Irlanda, ma anche in tanti altri paesi e in tante città del Nord America, spesso con parate "verdi". Clicca qui per alcune statistiche interessanti....


Torneo Sei Nazioni in pieno svolgimento

Torneo Sei Nazioni in pieno svolgimento

L’edizione 2013 del più importante torneo di rugby dell’emisfero settentrionale è iniziata a febbraio e si concluderà il 16 marzo. Come andrà la nazionale italiana quest’anno? Clicca qui per tutti gli ultimi aggiornamenti.


English Teacher Training Days

English Teacher Training Days

Tra il 27 febbraio e il 1 marzo 2013 si terranno delle sessioni di aggiornamento pedagogico con esonero ministeriale per i docenti della scuola secondaria di primo e di secondo grado. I partecipanti riceveranno un attestato di partecipazione.

Per ulteriori informazioni, scarica la locandina:

Iscriviti ad uno dei seminari >


'Pride and Prejudice' compie 200 anni

'Pride and Prejudice' compie 200 anni

Il famoso romanzo di Jane Austen fu pubblicato per la prima volta all'inizio del 1813 e fin da subito diventò un grande successo. Secondo i fan del libro, esercita ancora oggi una grande influenza. Vedi cosa dicono alcune fan dell'autrice.


150 anni della Tube di Londra

150 anni della Tube di Londra

A gennaio la metropolitana di Londra compie 150 anni e continua ad essere uno dei mezzi di trasporto più efficienti di tutto il mondo. Per l'occasione, si è organizzato una serie di eventi, mostre d'arte nelle stazioni, fatti e cifre su Facebook, souvenir da comprare e pure una gita tra le gallerie sotto la città in un vecchio treno a vapore. Scopri di più >