Hi. I’m a published ELT author with well over 50 titles. As an author, my main course series include 'Life', 'World English' and 'World Link' for National Geographic Learning. I'm also a lead author on the 'Business Result' series for Oxford University Press. Increasingly, I'm working in newer areas such as online course design and video production. I'm also the orginator and series editor of the 'ETpedia' resource series for teachers (published by Pavilion ELT and an ELTons finalist). The series includes my book 'ETpedia Materials Writing' and the award-winning 'ETpedia Business English'.


As a teacher trainer, I've worked with teachers from all over the world and given plenaries at numerous international conferences. I've also lectured in materials writing and critical thinking on courses with Oxford University.


For more details on my work, visit www.johnhugheselt.com



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John Hughes

Hello! I’m an ELT author of many print and digital courses. I’m most known for my primary titles, including 'Ace!', 'Oxford Rooftops', 'Big Questions' and 'Bright Ideas' for Oxford University Press, and 'Look!' and 'Imagine' for National Geographic Learning. I’ve also published courses for teenagers and for bilingual education (Science and Art), as well as a range of vocational titles such as 'English for taxi drivers' and 'English for Oil and Gas'. Besides coursebooks and digital courses, I write free-access materials and lesson plans for the British Council and several ELT publishers. I am the author of ELT Teacher 2 Writer’s 'How to write primary materials'.


As a teacher educator, I’ve worked face to face and online with teachers around the globe, focusing on developing all kinds of materials from low-resource printed worksheets to highly polished video animation.


For more details on my work, visit www.creatingeltmaterials.com



Katherine Bilsborough



"John’s a great trainer with lots of interesting knowledge and insights into ELT."


Adrian Underhill,

Author and trainer


"I trained in materials writing with John and learned lots of essential principles and practical insights that helped me improve my materials. His vast expertise in the ELT publishing industry as well as the diverse group of teachers attending the course made it an enriching and valuable experience."


Silvina Mascitti,

Teacher and materials writer, eflcreativeideas.com


"Katherine’s hands-on practical tips contributed hugely to my self-confidence to publish my own material. She is a very conscientious and knowledgeable professional with whom collaboration was not a chore but a pleasure."


Monika Braber,

Neurolanguage coach and author


"I hired Katherine for a very demanding and intense week of activity in Argentina, ranging from small workshops to a plenary session in a major national conference. Each and every one of those sessions was a success, built on three cornerstones: her knowledge and experience of materials design and language teaching, her excellent session design, and her warmth and professionalism in the delivery."


Pablo Toledo,

Assessment Manager, Cambridge Assessment English