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IATEFL PRESENTATION: Andrew Walkley - Mixed-Up Levels

IATEFL conference - 15th April 2016 - ICC Birmingham
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so interesting to think about these level indicator/guides and their impact on materials-writing decisions.
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MaWSIG Article: Making the grade [writing graded readers]

MaWSIG Article: Making the grade [writing graded readers] | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
This month's guest post is from Marcos Benevides, who has some suggestions on how to hit the right note with your graded reader. The MaWSIG blog features guest posts by members – please get in touch if you would like to write for us. Making the grade: Approaches to writing graded readers by Marcos Benevides       There…
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INTERVIEW: with ELT writer Katherine Bilsborough

ELT Publishing, ELT Teacher Training, ELT, Blogging and Collaboration
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MAWSIG summary: New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning

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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…
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what a great event!

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PRESENTATION: Working Digitally [Antonia Clare] #MaWSIG

In today’s world, we’re increasingly encouraged to work in digital spaces, collaborateonline rather than face-to-face and write/edit for blended or digital courses. So, whatdoes this mean? Is there anything we really ought to know? In this session we’llshare ideas and experiences gaining valuable tips and tricks for working in the digitalenvironment.
Antonia Clare has been a full-time materials writer for over fifteen years, co-authoringcoursebook titles including Total English and Speakout. She founded ELT WritersConnected and co-curates Free and Fair ELT.
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awesome storify #emcdesign

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ARTICLE: We need to talk about LX

ARTICLE: We need to talk about LX | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it

The criteria for evaluating the worth of any language learning software must include some assessment of its fitness for purpose. That is to say, does it facilitate learning?’
–Scott Thornbury, How could SLA research inform EdTech?, ELTjam, 16 June 2014

 

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LX=UX. FYI. Great piece. Got me thinking and I love [as always here] the comments.

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ARTICLE: TEXT DEPENDENT QUESTIONS: A TOOL FOR TEACHERS AND MATERIALS WRITERS

ARTICLE: TEXT DEPENDENT QUESTIONS: A TOOL FOR TEACHERS AND MATERIALS WRITERS | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it

By using carefully crafted TDQs, teachers and materials writers enrich the texts and exercises with which they’re already familiar or develop new materials that require textual evidence. In addition, by developing robust TDQs to assist learners at all levels of language proficiency navigate complexity, learners gain confidence in their ability to understand, discuss, and write about complex ideas from the beginning and, perhaps most important, learners practice the type of thinking required in postsecondary education and the 21st-century workplace.

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Thorough piece for creating text dependent questions.
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INTERVIEW: John Chrimes, Freelance ELT writer in 'The Bookseller'

INTERVIEW: John Chrimes, Freelance ELT writer in 'The Bookseller' | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it

Get some experience and get known—which is easier said than done. Experience can come from small-scale projects, volunteering and speculative emails to publishers. Ink your name onto ELT writer databases as well as the lists each publisher keeps. Getting known involves a social media presence and participation in the wider debate at conferences, blogging and industry publications. There is not a mountain to climb just lots of hard work.

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What can I say? Great guy ;)

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INTERVIEW: Lindsay Clandfield of The Round on ELT publishing

INTERVIEW: Lindsay Clandfield of The Round on ELT publishing | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
Interview: Lindsay Clandfield of The Round by EFL Magazine. Check out our great, free resources for English language teaching. See more details about it on EFL Magazine.
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Nice read. Not buying the 10 years from now predictions, though.

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ARTICLE: MaWSIG blog guest post: Learning to garden

ARTICLE: MaWSIG blog guest post: Learning to garden | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
Katherine Bilsborough was the first speaker at our first PCE, and will also be joining us in Birmingham in 2016. Here she tells us about her first experience of self-publishing. The MaWSIG blog features guest posts by members – please get in touch if you would like to write for us. My first adventure in self-publishing: learning to garden…
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ARTICLE: Putting teachers back in the driver's seat

ARTICLE: Putting teachers back in the driver's seat | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it

If not teachers, then who?

A final argument for teachers writing materials is that they are really the only people qualified to do so.  I can’t personally think of one ELT writer who hasn’t taught at some point in their career.  Many of the experienced writers I know still keep one foot in the classroom.

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ARTICLE: How to Become an ELT Materials Writer « IH Journal

ARTICLE: How to Become an ELT Materials Writer « IH Journal | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
 

How to Become an ELT Materials Writer

The next edition of the IH Journal comes this month and we are excited to have a special issue with a focus on writing materials and working for a publisher, as well as the usual mix of discussion and useful classroom ideas. To whet your appetite before then, we asked Kirsten Holt from from Teacher Professional Development at Macmillan Education to share some thoughts on how to become an ELT materials writer. In the Journal itself you’ll find more from Kristen, and others involved in writing and publishing. For now, here’s some excellent advice about getting started getting paid to write materials.

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Kirsten Holt's excellent 'list' steps to becoming an ELT writer


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PRESENTATION: 9 characteristics of a Productivity Ninja – sketchnotes [Graham Allcott] #mawsig

PRESENTATION: 9 characteristics of a Productivity Ninja – sketchnotes [Graham Allcott] #mawsig | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
Sketchnote of the first session at the IATEFL MaWSIG conference in London on Saturday 20 February
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Yes Sensei!

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PRESENTATION: Writing skills 4 21st Century materials [Julie Norton/Heather Buchanan] #MaWSIG

Julie Norton is a university lecturer and coursebook author. She has taught English inlanguage schools, universities and companies in France, Japan and the UK. She hasalso developed online materials.
Heather Buchanan is a teacher trainer and MA course leader at Leeds Beckett University,where one of her specialisms is materials development. She is also an ELT author.
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PRESENTATION: 9 characteristics of the Productivity [Graham Allcott] #mawsig

Too much to do? Not enough time? Struggling to keep on top of everything let alonemake the time and space for writing and creation? Well, it's time to think like a Ninja!Best-selling author Graham Allcott shares tips and tricks from his book, 'How to be aProductivity Ninja'.
Graham Allcott is an author and social entrepreneur. His company, Think Productive,teaches productivity to some of the leading organisations across the world.
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ARTICLE: Getting started as an ELT writer

ARTICLE: Getting started as an ELT writer | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
Our guest blog's first year ends with a look at beginnings. Sandy Millin writes about the questions she has found it useful to ask as a new materials writer. MaWSIG members will receive an ebook of all twelve posts from 2015, plus two bonus posts. The MaWSIG blog features guest posts by members – please get…
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ARTICLE: Self-Publish? Yes you can!

ARTICLE: Self-Publish? Yes you can! | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
Some of you may have read or heard that my Presentation Lesson Hacks ebook co-won the 2015 BESIG David Riley award for BE/ESP innovation. The other winner was the inspirational Julie Kacmaz. This i...
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Phil Wade with lots of truths. I may just do it, too ... soon ... again.

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ARTICLE: Writing for digital

ARTICLE: Writing for digital | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
Looking ahead to our upcoming MaWSIG Conference in February, this month we're thinking digitally. Jeremy Day writes about keeping the creative flame burning when you're constrained by the requirements of technology. The MaWSIG blog features guest posts by members – please get in touch if you would like to write for us.   Writing for digital ...…
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Paper & Pen, then MS Word, then authoring tool. Yup, sounds right.

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ARTICLE: Does Agile work in ELT print publishing?

ARTICLE: Does Agile work in ELT print publishing? | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
Two years ago, ELTjam asked whether it was possible to produce an ELT course book using Agile workflows in the strictest definition of the term, creating lots of discussion. At emc design, we’…
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BLOG: Working with a co-author

BLOG: Working with a co-author | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
Last month's blog described how a group of established authors collaborated to create a self-published book. Continuing the theme, this month Gerhard Erasmus writes about collaboration from the perspective of a less-experienced author. The MaWSIG blog features guest posts by members – please get in touch if you would like to write for us.   Working with a…
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lots of truths

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ARTICLE: Becoming A Published [ELT] Author - Foot In The Door

ARTICLE: Becoming A Published [ELT] Author - Foot In The Door | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
Becoming A Published Author - Getting Your Foot In The Door by EFL Magazine. Check out our great, free resources for English language teaching. See more details about it on EFL Magazine.
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Best DO list yet. Excellent stuff!

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ARTICLE: Do-it-yourself materials and self-publishing

ARTICLE: Do-it-yourself materials and self-publishing | ELT Writer ESL Writer | Scoop.it
I first wrote this article for the magazine Modern English Teacher. It first appeared in Modern English Teacher, Volume 23 Number 2 in April 2014. It is reprinted here with the permission of Pavili...
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Just B&Q it!

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