mr Production
English language teaching

Our expertise in this area extends from early learners to adults and from basic introductions to advanced Business English courses.

Pingu's English

This major project was conceived, developed and delivered by  mrProduction. At its core are 36 half-hour DVD lessons in three levels supported by Study and Activity books, Song and Story CDs and books and interactive online learning games. Its own website is at


Macmillan Secondary Course

Four DVDs aimed at teenagers learning English as a foreign language. It was used initially in Spain, Italy and Brazil but elements of the course have now been incorporated into projects in China, Poland, Italy and Greece demonstrating excellent reuse of an original asset.


Each DVD has nine short documentary sequences which present aspects of life in Britain and other countries where English is spoken around the world. Each film is followed by interactive online activities.


Welcome to Britain

A series of DVDs for teaching English as a foreign language in schools in southern Europe. Each of the four levels has nine five-minute drama episodes followed by on-screen activities and are supported by workbooks with grammar and comprehension activities which we also wrote.


BBC World Service Trust in Bangladesh

Mike was employed on a six-month contract to develop a series for English language teaching on Bangladesh's national TV station BTV. Clips are extracts from the pilot programmes made in and around Dhaka linking the education programmes to a BBC drama production and showing the importance of English to a range of people using documentary and game show formats.

Direct English

This is an adult English language training system franchised around the world. At its core is a series of video drama clips that students watch and then explore through English course books, own-language companion books and through tutorials and conversation classes.


Over several years we produced some seven hours of television material for the course and were involved in producing marketing, franchising and training videos as well as writing radio campaigns and art directing advertising shoots.


DE Business English

We also made a series of specifically business English videos for Direct English and provided seminar packages with tutor guides and student assignments.


Macmillan Education Campus

Six dramatised business English clips for password-protected web access. Filmed in a single day with a variety of setups around the clients' offices. They demonstrate the language of interviews, presentations and meetings.