How agile can we be? An editorial perspective – Part 2 of 3

In the first part of this mini-series we discussed the complexities of ELT publishing – focusing on publishers’ growing need to get courses to market quickly without losing quality. To do this, the supply chain for larger projects is often made up of smaller companies and individuals, all of whom are going to be working [...]

How agile can we be? Working effectively with small businesses – Part 1

As global publishers increasingly promote agile workflows both internally and externally, they rely more and more heavily on many individuals and smaller businesses to help get their massive, multi-million pound courses and products to market. These external suppliers (like emc) can provide any number of different services – from simple design of one component to [...]

IATEFL's Materials Writing Writing SIG hosts their first meetup

On Monday 10th November MaWSIG will be hosting their first meetup event in London. The aim of the night is for members to socialise and network with each other as well as  commissioning editors from the elt publishing industry. The evening will also include a short talk by Nick Tims about the Society of Authors, [...]

By |2017-01-11T15:57:39+00:00October 17th, 2014|Categories: ELT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

IETUGL Part 5: Is English the ultimate global language?

In a five-part blog series I have been proposing to answer the question: Is English the ultimate global language? This is the fifth and final post of this blog series. Read posts 1, 2, 3 and 4 to catch up. In part 4 I considered how the English language has evolved to become a prime [...]

Writing for Digital (IATEFL's MaWSIG Pre Conference Event)

On Tuesday 1st April IATEFL's Materials Writing Special Interest Group (MaWSIG) will hold its first ever Pre-Conference Event at IATEFL's yearly international conference. It's going to be a really hands-on and interesting day discussing the latest thinking on Writing for Digital. Guest speakers are: Lucy Norris, Jeremy Day, Kath Bilsborough and Laurie Harrison. As ELT publishing continues its [...]

IATEFL SIG's have a busy weekend of live online events

This weekend sees two IATEFL online events. The first on Saturday 15th June is BESIG's (Business English Special Interest Group) Online Conference, the first for the SIG. Featuring plenty of online workshops, talks and seminars as well as the plenaries from Evan Frendo and Vicki Hollett.  So if you are part of the Business English Speaking/Learning [...]

We're at IATEFL all week – find out why leading ELT publishers choose to work with us

Sophie from emc design is going to be at IATEFL all week soaking up the latest thinking in ELT and finding out current trends in teaching English as a foreign language. Find out why leading ELT publishers choose to work with emc design by getting in touch with Sophie to arrange a quick chat during [...]

By |2017-01-11T15:57:43+00:00April 8th, 2013|Categories: Design, ELT|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

emc design celebrates involvement with 2 shortlisted British Council ELTons

It's that time of year again when the British Council release nominations for the prestigious ELTon awards. emc design were delighted to hear that Life by National Geographic Learning and Brainwave by Macmillan English have both been nominated for Excellence in course innovation, projects on which emc design have worked. We would like to wish [...]

Explore Your Choices – ELT course from Pearson

Pearson ELT have been writing and designing a new blended, multi-component, course Choices and emc design were lucky enough to be involved in producing some of the components. The course is all about giving teachers and learners the flexibility (the choice) to use printed and a mixture of digital materials. This is brilliant as it [...]