Have you seen OUP at another conference?

Not only does Oxford University Press hold Meet the Authors, Oxford Seminars and Oxford Webinars but we also participate in a variety of ELT and CLIL conferences across Spain throughout the year.

You may have seen one of our speakers or our stand at one of the many conferences we have attended this year. We’ve been to the British Council Annual Teachers’ Conference in 4 different cities, ACEIA in Sevilla, CEFIRE in Castellón, and more recently The Image Conference in Córdoba to name a few.

Of all the conferences thIMG_20141122_151105731_HDRis year, one in particular caught some media attention; The Image Conference which took place in November in the city of Córdoba. 20 Minutos picked up on this international conference and billed it as a “turning point in language teaching innovation”. As the name suggestsimageconf_jk, The Image Conference focused on the use of film, video, image and gaming in language teaching. Among the many speakers that took part Jamie Keddie and Nina Lauder each represented OUP with talks on using video cameras in the classroom and using images to transmit science concepts respectively. As for the 230 participants, they left the conference with a plethora of possibilities and ideas related to new technologies that they can apply to the English classroom to motivate their students. You can read the full article here.

We would love to hear from you if you attended any one of the conferences! Which conference did you go to and how was it? Click on “leave a comment” above.

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Two Minute Teacher Tips!


Ever wondered who the authors of your coursebooks really are? We often see their names but never really know who they are! Now you can put a face to the name!

Oxford University Press and Oxford Professional Development proudly present Two Minute Teacher Tips, a collection of over 150 videos for 10 different OUP textbook series recorded by your coursebook authors and OUP Teacher Trainers.

These short, buRWalker_EnglishFile2t idea-packed videos provide further explanation and understanding of the unique aspects of each coursebook, as well as practical tips that you can apply directly to your lessons. You’ll also find advice on how to exploit your coursebook, activity ideas and suggestions, tips on classroom management and much more!

Two Minute Teacher Tips are available for OUP coursebooks of all levels starting with Oxford Splash for Pre-Primary all the way to English File 3rd Edition for adult learners. Don’t miss out on these practical, entertaining videos! To access your Two Minute Teacher Tips, select from the options below:

1. Scan the QR code on the inside cover of your coursebook
2. Via Oxford Premium in Class Resources >> Teacher Training folder
3. On the OUP ELT Global YouTube channel
4. And of course, right here on the Oxford Professional Development site – follow the Two Minute Teacher Tips tab.

We hope you enjoy the videos but more importantly we hope you find them useful for your day-to-day life in the classroom! Let us know what you think!

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So many webinars, so little time!

We know the start of an academic year can be a challenge, but we hope you’re all adjusted by now and enjoying being back in the classroom!

After lots of hard work and planning we are delighted to announce the Oxford Webinar programme for the first trimester. We’ve got lots of great sessions in store for you so start marking the dates in your calendar – you won’t want to miss them!

webinars2We’ve got something for everyone from Pre-Primary to Secondary for both English and Bilingual teachers, as we strive to cater for all your needs! You can join Katherine Bilsborough to learn about how to adapt materials for mixed abilities classes, connect with Paul Kelly to create a “Mosaic” of games, and explore the benefits of experiments in the Science classroom with Blanca Morote.

Interested? For the full calendar and to register, go to Upcoming Webinars & Registration.

Don’t forget all our online Oxford Make the Most courses are now fully underway. If you didn’t get the chance to sign up you still have time, click here to see available courses and to register. If you’re already signed up and haven’t yet connected to the course we invite you join the rest of the teaching community and say hello in one of the introductory forums! We are waiting for you!
“See” you all online!

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Start the new academic year with Oxford Professional Development!

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Oxford Professional Development Site! We hope you all had a fantastic holiday and got some much deserved rest! As you head back to your classrooms and whiteboards for the new academic year, remember to bring Oxford Professional Development with you. Whilst you have been preparing lesson plans for the coming year, we have been working behind the scenes to prepare an exciting teacher training calendar full of webinars, seminars and online courses. Don’t worry – we’ll keep you up-to-date on all our events right here on the Oxford Professional Development site!

First on the calendar this year are our Oxford Make the Most online courses! Whether you are using a new coursebook, looking for new ideas or just something to refresh your memory we have an online course for you! We’ll help you ease into the new year with our specially designed, interactive and easy-to-use courses. Register now to discover what’s hidden in Great Explorers, how to put the ‘P’ into phonics or how to get your hands dirty in Arts & Crafts!

 Registration for 2014-2015 Oxford Make the Most courses is now open -
click here for more information and to register.
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Oxford Seminars for Private Language Schools in Valencia

shaping learning togehterCalling all teachers at Private Language Schools: Don’t miss out on Oxford Seminars specifically for you! Duncan Bennett and Robin Walker will be traveling to Valencia on the 16th of September. Please join us to hear about education as a collaborative effort hinging necessarily on teachers, learners and experts, as well as ways to get your students talking up a storm – in English! Click here for programme information, or click here to reserve your spot today!

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Thank you for attending the 2014 Oxford Teacher Training sessions!

Dear teachers,

We can’t thank you enough for making the effort to join us at our many different Teacher Training events this Spring – from Oxford Meet the Authors, to Oxford Seminars and OxfordCLIL Congresses, you were there, even on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings! It was a pleasure meeting new teachers and also catching up with old friends while singing in workshops, relaxing during the coffee breaks and learning new tips for the classroom!

We want to remind you that we would LOVE to get your feedback about the events so that we can cater our training to your needs in the future. After all, YOU are the reason we provide Teacher Training services! Click the event you attended below to fill out a brief questionnaire:

Oxford Meet the Authors for Pre-Primary and Primary Education
Oxford Seminars for Secondary Education

Finally, if you’re looking for resources from the event you attended – like speaker powerpoint presentations or handouts – click on your event located in the “Teacher Training Events” tab on the menu bar.

We look forward to hearing back from you, and to seeing you again next year!

Kind regards,


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Final webinars for the 13 – 14 academic year

The end of another academic year is almost upon us once again, but before it’s time for the summer holiday we are offering two more exciting webinars with OUP authors. We hope you’ll join us on the 21st of May for Robin Walker’s webinar for Secondary teachers: Make no mistake, to learn about if, when and how to correct our students’ errors in class. If you’re a Primary teacher, then Katherine Bilsborough’s webinar on the 29th of May about helping our students learn through games is just for you!

Whether you’re new to webinars, or a qualified expert, we look forward to seeing you soon for the last webinars of the academic year!


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