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 [...]

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 [...]

Interview with Alastair Horne from CUP on collaboration within Publishing & Race to Learn

Cambridge University Press and the Williams F1 team collaborated in 2009 to create Race to Learn, a fun, engaging educational programme that fits into the national curriculum. I asked Alastair Horne, who was the project lead for Cambridge, about it. Can you give us a brief insight into what the project is, who’s it for [...]

Designing for Business English Language Learners

We've recently been involved in producing a whole host of ELT resources for Cambridge University Press's Business & Professional English department. It's a challenging type of editorial design as there is always a lot of content to get onto the page but we enjoy the technical challenge. Use of English in a business context is [...]