F is for Feedback

F is for Feedback

Who gives feedback? When it comes to writing and publishing materials, the main person who gives you feedback is your editor. However, on large projects, other people will also give feedback on your writing. These might include the ‘publisher’ or person in charge of...
S is for Scripts

S is for Scripts

A: Hi! Can you help me? I am trying to write a dialogue between two people which I can record and use in a lesson. B: Oh sure. What level is it for?A: It is for A2. B: Ok, so you need to keep the level down.A: But I do not want it to sound too inauthentic. Often when...
S is for Swear words

S is for Swear words

Should ELT materials teach swear words? This is something that we’ve been talking about for decades and we’re probably no nearer to reaching a consensus than we were at the beginning. Swear words as content I’ve never been asked to include swear words in published ELT...
T is for Time

T is for Time

Materials writers notoriously complain about their lack of time. Of course, time is not something that affects only writers, but learning to manage your time as a writer can be particularly challenging when trying to complete material on time (for a publisher) or in...
D is for Digital

D is for Digital

For language teaching writers, when it comes to writing content for digital materials, many of the same rules apply. You want to create materials which will present and practise language and also engage and motivate learners. In addition, teachers will look for...