Author Blog

  • A quick review of Global

    Published on 18th January, 2011 in Author Blog by Matt Kay

    Vicky Loras, a practising teacher in Switzerland (and as some of you may recall one of our very own Global Blogger alumni) has sent us this review of Global. If you’d like to send us your own thoughts on using Global, we’d love to publish them here. “I have been […]more…

  • Last Dispatch

    Published on 4th January, 2011 in Author Blog by Lindsay Clandfield

    For any author keen on travelling, 2010 was a dream by any account. Take a look at the numbers. The 2010 Global Launch Author Tour Number of countries visited: 19 Number of cities visited: 60 + Number of planes taken: I lost count after 45 Number of hours spent in […]more…

  • Dispatch from London – Finally caught up with me!

    Published on 20th December, 2010 in Author Blog by Lindsay Clandfield

    This past year I have spent almost as much time in airports as out of them. The book tour for Global, as you know if you have been reading this blog, has been intense. And it seems that I had always been very lucky in that I managed to get […]more…

  • Dispatch from Bangkok – English as an Asian Lingua Franca

    Published on 14th December, 2010 in Author Blog by Lindsay Clandfield

    This past week I was at an international conference on Perspectives of EIL (English as an International Language). I was giving talks on culture and content and about Global, but I also had the chance to see one or two other seminars. I’d like to share here what I learned […]more…

  • Dispatch from Buckingham Palace – In praise of co-authors

    Published on 23rd November, 2010 in Author Blog by Lindsay Clandfield

    This week, as you all know by now, I was invited to Buckingham Palace to receive two awards for Global: the ESU book award and President’s award for the e-workbook. Of course I wasn’t the only one receiving the award on behalf of the course. The workbook creator and some […]more…

  • Dispatch from Macedonia – Teaching the police

    Published on 12th November, 2010 in Author Blog by Lindsay Clandfield

    Last week I had the good fortune of visiting a part of the world I had heard of but never seen and knew little about: the country of Macedonia. It was my first visit to the country, I had been invited to give a plenary at the national ELTAM conference […]more…

  • A free unit and some more free resources!

    Published on 27th October, 2010 in Author Blog by Lindsay Clandfield

    Sneak peek at Global Intermediate I’m pleased to announce that visitors to the Global site can now get a first look at Global Intermediate, due out in January 2010. Written by myself and co-author Rebecca Robb-Benne it’s probably contains some of my favourite lessons of the whole series. There’s lots […]more…

  • Dispatch from Peru – Listening in Lima

    Published on 26th October, 2010 in Author Blog by Lindsay Clandfield

    I was in Peru for the Britanico conference, a conference for the largest chain of language schools in the country more…

  • Global scoops the ESU Awards

    Published on 20th October, 2010 in Author Blog by Matt Kay

    We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Global was not only awarded joint winner of the ESU (English-Speaking Union) Book Award, but also received the ESU President’s Award for the Global eWorkbook. The President’s award is presented for innovation and good design in the use of technology for the teaching, learning […]more…

  • Dispatch from Peru – And now for something completely different

    Published on 19th October, 2010 in Author Blog by Lindsay Clandfield

    Last week I was in Lima, Peru. This was my first time in South America. It was a lightning trip though, only three days two of which were spent in a conference centre. This is alas rather typical of some of my trips. However, this one was the first one […]more…

  • Dispatch from Poland – An absolutely fantastic conference idea

    Published on 21st September, 2010 in Author Blog by Lindsay Clandfield

    I was at the Poland IATEFL conference last weekend. It was a large event, well attended and with a nice programme of talks. Even though I saw a couple of good sessions, once you’ve gone to a large number of conferences the format feels very much the same. Which is […]more…

  • Dispatch from the Departure lounge

    Published on 17th September, 2010 in Author Blog by Lindsay Clandfield

    Well, I’m back on the road again. It’s been a long hot summer and in terms of Dispatches I’ve had nothing interesting about travel or language teaching to write. Not that I had been on holiday completely mind: over the whole summer I worked on rewrites, edits, teacher’s notes and […]more…