Craig Thaine, who is the co-author of Empower Book series, was with us on November 28th, 2017 to give a presentation entitled ‘Manageable learning in practice: Clarifying new language’. His seminar looked at some of the challenges that face learners when teachers want to clarify new vocabulary and / or grammar. He talked about issues such as the amount of language we teach, the kind of language that is ‘teachable’ and ways in which we can teach it. This session had a very practical focus on teaching techniques that aim to support learners and make the learning experience more manageable for students. We would like to thank Craige Thaine for his fruitful presentation, Cambridge University Press and Dünya Education for their support.