F is for Fact checking

F is for Fact checking

Fact checking Fact checking has always been a part of many material writers’ jobs, especially when writing for a publisher. However, now, more than ever, with so much fake news and deliberate misinformation, and with the increase in AI-generated content, fact checking...
V is for videoing yourself

V is for videoing yourself

V is for videoing yourself Increasingly, teachers and materials writers are asked to video record themselves talking as part of creating language learning materials. For example, you might be presenting a piece of grammar to your students so they can watch it before...
C is for Conferences

C is for Conferences

I’m on my way back from an ELT conference. As I was thinking back over the past couple of days, reading through some notes I made, it occurred to me that this would be a useful post in this ‘A to Z’ series, as conferences such as these are a great source of...
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...