An afternoon with Hugh Dellar from Lexical Labs

Author and materials writer, Hugh Dellar, visited all of us here at emc this week to give us an ELT workshop. The idea of the workshop was for emc folk to gain more of an insight into the materials that we work on and to help us understand more about how they are used in the classroom [...]

MaWSIG's Free Online Festival

On Saturday 7th November, IATEFL's Materials Writing Special Interest Group (MaWSIG) will be holding their free online festival MaWFest from 10.30 am GMT. Sophie from emc has organised the event and has secured a great line-up of professionals from within the industry. There will be webinars with David Duffield from the Copyright Licensing Agency, Andrew Walkley from [...]

@MaWSIG's next Meetup with @ELT_T2W opens its doors to non-IATEFL members!

MaWSIG, the Materials Writing Special Interest Group for IATEFL, is hosting a join Meetup with ELT Teacher 2 Writer on Wednesday 23rd September, in Oxford. In a bid to foster even more networking opportunities for newbie ELT writers they have made available a few tickets for non-IATEFL members to buy. This is exciting news as it [...]

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 [...]

MaWSIG PCE 2015: The Material Writer’s Essential Toolkit

The 49th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition will take place from the 11th-14th April, with  ELT professionals coming together to discuss, reflect on and develop ideas. There will also be the chance to view the latest ELT publications, products and services available. And we are going to be there! The day before though, Sophie from emc [...]

MaWSIG's first meetup

Last week Sophie attended MaWSIG's (IATEFL's Materials Writing Special Interest Group) first meet-up. And as she's part of the organising committee we thought it would be a good chance to find out more about the event and how it went. What is MaWSIG? The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Langauge has special interest [...]

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 [...]