Macmillan In Service Training (MIST) has been designed for ELT teachers who are interested in refreshing, updating and innovating their teaching practice while enhancing their students' learning.
Recognizing that different learning contexts in ELT call for different approaches, the program is intended for practitioners either working with preschool, elementary and secondary school learners or those currently teaching young adults or adults.

Teachers will be able to create coherent lesson plans suitable for their specific teaching contexts and select appropriate resources and activities to promote grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation (language systems)learning; as well as effective classroom management techniques, to set up and manage all classroom events effectively, and to foster learners' motivation and engagement. The role of errors and mistakes will be highlighted as an important step in language acquisition as well as the use of appropriate correction and feedback techniques.

Through interactive, collaborative and engaging tasks, teachers will be able to review, consolidate and extend their knowledge of key issues related to English language and learning. They will write a detailed class profile, identify appropriate aims for a given lesson and select effective classroom management techniques to boost learner’s engagement. Attention will be paid to Second Language Acquisition, (in particular Krashen’s 5 hypothesis); to learner characteristics: age, maturity, attitude, learning styles, etc. and to different types of learner motivation (intrinsic and extrinsic).

Stage 1 – Laying the foundations

Through interactive, collaborative and engaging tasks, teachers will be able to review, consolidate and extend their knowledge of key issues related to English language and learning. They will write a detailed class profile, identify appropriate aims for a given lesson and select effective classroom management techniques to boost learner’s engagement. Attention will be paid to Second Language Acquisition, (in particular Krashen’s 5 hypothesis); to learner characteristics: age, maturity, attitude, learning styles, etc. and to different types of learner motivation (intrinsic and extrinsic).