Upcoming ELT events and conferences

As a design agency that has a specialism in designing for the English Language Teaching (ELT) market we have a particular interest in ELT events. We find it's a great way to keep up-to-date with what's going on in the industry both from a publishing perspective but also from a teacher and student one. So we [...]

Round-up: ELT events

As we head into lots of ELT conferences, we thought we'd give a brief round-up of some the events coming up. IATEFL PCEs In the lead up to the IATEFL conference and exhibition there will be a range of PCEs from different special interest groups on 10th April. These will include English for Specific Purposes & BALEAP [...]

ELTons 2015

The 2015 British Council's ELTons nominations have been announced! The ELTons are ELT industry's version of the oscar's and celebrate innovation in English language teaching and the resources used to help English language learners. We'd like to say a huge congratulations to everyone who made it onto the shortlist. Here at emc we have worked extensively on [...]

IETUGL Part 3: English – the lingua franca of world transport

In a five-part blog series I am proposing to answer the question: Is English the ultimate global language? Read posts 1 and 2 to catch up. In part 2 of this blog series, I looked at the idea of a universal language, Esperanto, created specifically for the purpose of uniting people from different language backgrounds. But [...]

A Look Back at 2013

2013 was a very busy and challenging year for emc design. With a large volume of work throughout, we really had to continuously provide the level of commitment and skill that our clients expect and that we strive to provide. The year saw many changes, both for us as a company and the industry as [...]

Impact of ELT Publishing: An Interview with an English Language Teacher in China

Hours before posting this blog, I read two interesting articles (about the same subject) on the Guardian and the British Council sites, which has changed the course of this post (or at least the opening paragraph). Each showed that language learning in the UK has declined, stating "three-quarters of the UK public are unable to [...]

ELT course Life nominated for ELTons in Excellence in course innovation

Yesterday we received the fantastic news that National Geographic Learning & Cengage Learning's latest ELT course Life had been nominated for a British Council ELTon award in the prestigious category 'Excellence in course innovation'. We loved being involved in this project throughout its production and are so pleased that everyone involved has been rewarded for [...]