MaWSIG: Summer in the city! [EVENT]

We're excited as MaWSIG is hosting a Summer Meetup in London on Thursday 30 June 2016. With lots happening in ELT publishing since the IATEFL conference in April, it will be the perfect way for friends, colleagues and MaWSIG members to catch up with what everyone’s been doing. It's going to be a great evening with a relaxed atmosphere to network and chat in. [...]

New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning [Event Round-Up]

On Saturday Sophie from emc headed down to London to the beautiful Macmillan campus for MaWSIG's conference 'New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning'. The day was a real mix of practically looking at the ways in which our working practices have changed over recent years to how these have impacted the classrooms [...]

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 [...]

Speed dating with Oxford Brookes Publishing students

On Monday Kathryn and Sophie travelled across to Oxford Brookes to take part in their annual "Working in Publishing Day". The uni arranges this day every year to give students the opportunity to talk to people working in and around the industry and this year we were really privileged to take part! We talked to [...]

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 [...]

Post IATEFL and the future of ELT from a design perspective

Last week Sophie, along with 1000's of other ELT professionals, congregated in Harrogate for IATEFL's 2014 conference. Along with helping to run the Material Writing SIG's first ever Pre Conference Event Writing for Digital and SIG Day Sophie was also asked to speak on the Future of ELT at eltjam.com's IATEFL fringe event. Below is a [...]

A week of ELT fun at IATEFL

Next week 1,000's of ELT professionals, from all over the world, will be making their way to Harrogate for the 48th IATEFL (International Association of Teaching English as a Foreign Language) conference. And joining them is us! Sophie will be at IATEFL all week, kicking off by helping to organise the first Materials Writing Special [...]

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 [...]

ELT Jam interview emc's Sophie

Our very own Sophie gave ELT Jam a micro-interview last week. She gave her thoughts in 140 characters to questions such as "What's the most interesting thing happening in ELT right now?" and "Gamification: a fad or the future?". So go on, have a read of the full interview, it won't take you very long!

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