Upcoming ELT events and conferences

As a design agency that has a specialism in designing for the English Language Teaching (ELT) market we have a particular interest in ELT events. We find it's a great way to keep up-to-date with what's going on in the industry both from a publishing perspective but also from a teacher and student one. So we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What a busy summer we've had

The UK has seen some of its hottest temperatures for a few years this summer but whilst the rest of the country may have been donning their sun hats and relaxing by the sea emc design has been hard at work having had some of our busiest months on record. We've invested in a whole [...]

Magic Time 2nd edition from Oxford University Press

One of the projects we worked on last year for Oxford University Press Magic Time second edition is now available to buy from OUP. We loved re-editioning this popular Primary ELT series and think young learners will find it magical! Multi-component projects, like Magic Time, require design and visual consistency throughout, as well as keeping [...]

A lot is happening in Publishing right now – here's our round up!

As we all know Publishing and its other relevant industries has been changing and it's sometimes hard to keep up with everything that's been going on. Well here at emc design we are constantly keeping our eyes and ears open to find out what's going on. So here are our top picks of some of [...]

Transferability between Academic English and Business English via @OUPELTGlobal

We came across this interesting blog post written by Louis Rogers for the ELT team at Oxford University Press. Transferability between Academic English and Business English It reminded us that we have extensive experience and knowledge in designing for the Business ELT market. And have seen this sector grow significantly over the last few years [...]

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New ELT courses for Young Learners from OUP

As one of the largest specialist ELT design agencies in the UK we are often tasked with designing and producing materials for large courses. This has certainly be the case for two Young Learners projects that we have produced recently for Oxford University Press. We really enjoy being given these large projects as it puts [...]