http://gty.im/505797368 It's summer holiday season in the Publishing Services team, with Sarah flying to Japan this weekend, and Lucy to Ibiza next week. Lets hope the holiday vibes spark the end of this wet weather! Happy Friday!
http://gty.im/477279650 This week marks the beginning of the Women's World Cup. We all have our teams, will you be watching this weekend?
http://gty.im/828279856 The team have been indulging their sweet tooth with some traditional Scottish tablet. Have you ever tried it? In celebration, this week's Pic of the Week is of the dramatic Highlands landscape The Quiraing (or Cuith-Raing) on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Having worked closely alongside ELT publishers for over 25 years, here at emc design we are fascinated by the rise in English language learning materials being created for the region. In this piece, Anna Cunnane, from bookmachine, explores the reasons for the boom. China’s extraordinary economic rise has the country in the grip of what has [...]
http://gty.im/160038452 Yesterday we were saddened to hear the news that British author Judith Kerr has passed away aged 95. Judith wrote over 30 books, including the much-loved children’s book The Tiger Who Came To Tea, published by HarperCollins in 1968. This week’s Pic of the Week is of Judith holding her Order of the British [...]
On a state visit to China in November 2010, David Cameron, with his coalition ministers, turned up to a welcoming ceremony well dressed and well versed in cultural relations between the two nations. As is customary in November, the British ministers donned poppies in remembrance of those who fell during the Great War. However, this [...]
It's Mental Health Awareness Week and at emc we've been supporting our wellbeing this week with lunchtime walks in the sunshine, creativity sessions, and using a gratitude journal. Getting out into nature either daily or weekly can have a positive impact on our mental state. http://gty.im/461379817
http://gty.im/668773115 Many gardeners were lamenting the lack of rain just a week ago, after the significant rain we've had this week they will be lamenting no more! More akin to the traditional weather we would expect in April, the heavy rain showers are a mixed blessing. If there is one thing however we can all [...]
http://gty.im/946192336 This week’s Pic of the Week is of a picturesque lake in Snowdonia National Park scattered with beautiful water lilies. Let’s hope for a weekend of calm and relaxation this bank holiday!
Here at emc design, we create textbooks and learning resources for English language students, and to do this we need to have a deep understanding of learners today. Only by understanding how real students behave, think and feel when interacting with learning materials can we find the solutions needed to inspire and teach learners of [...]