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 [...]

BETT 2015 Highlights

On Thursday 22nd January a couple of us from emc (Sophie and Ava) visited Bett 2015! The Bett show is a four day event held at the ExCel London and is the world's leading learning technology event. The event inspirational for anyone involved in education and gives them the chance to engage with a world of learning excellence [...]

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 [...]

Upcoming IATEFL MaWSIG Events

We are pleased to announce that Sophie, our Business Development Manager here at emc design, will be co-ordinating three upcoming events for IATEFL. IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) is an organisation for English Language Teachers to develop and support each other throughout the world. They regularly post their online [...]

The buzz of seeing our work on the stand

When we visited IATEFL and London Book Fair in April it was brilliant seeing some of the projects we've been involved in over the past few years being displayed proudly on the Publishers stands.What was even more rewarding, at IATEFL especially, was seeing teachers flicking through the pages and seeing how they engaged with the [...]