Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/547695899 Our Creative Content team's Pic of the Week is back again with this gorgeous image from under the sea! We’d love to know how you would use this in your classroom? Would you use an image like this to talk about colour? Or would you use it to discuss marine environmental issues, such as [...]

New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning: MaWSIG's 2016 conference

We're looking forward to all the exciting events coming up in the New Year including IATEFL's Materials Writing Special Interest Group's (MaWSIG) 2016 Conference: New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning, sponsored by Macmillan Education. Sophie from emc design, who is also on the MaWSIG events committee talks us through what we can expect. "The [...]

Putting the image first in ELT material development – interview with author Ceri Jones

During this year's IATEFL conference one of the big themes that stood out for us was the prominence image and video were given, as part of the teaching process but also the creation of ELT materials – finally we say! Where once the image on the page was more of an after-thought, briefed once the main [...]

Using stock images in ELT materials design – making the most of your picture research

Last week we discussed stock images in ELT materials design, including the benefits and limitations of their use. We briefly touched on what picture researchers need to do to find the right images, and in this post we’ll dig a bit deeper and explore how we approach picture research here at emc. The deal with [...]

Using stock images in ELT materials design

Over the next couple of weeks our Creative Services team will be hosting a blog series on images - where to find them, why they are important and the role they play in ELT. Our first post will be about stock images and their use in ELT material design. In ELT materials, a well-chosen image is more than a [...]