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Interviews, panel talks, and professional development sessions for English Language professionals.

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Interviews, panel talks, and professional development sessions for English Language professionals.

    The Editing Series: Editing Assessments

    The Editing Series: Editing Assessments

    In the second episode of our editing series, we chat to Noel Smaragdakis - a writer and editor with more than six years of experience in academic publishing and TESOL writing.

    We discuss the process of editing ELT assessments and test items, as well as the skills and qualities an assessment editor needs.  Noel outlines the differences between editing assessments and academic papers, and how to give constructive editorial feedback. He also shares his thoughts on the future of ELT editing. 

    Noel Smaragdakis has worked as an editor and writer for various international education companies, including Kaplan, Inc., the British Council’s EnglishScore, and has produced preparation tests for IELTS (Academic and General) and TOEIC. 
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    • 41 min
    The Editing Series: Being an ELT editor

    The Editing Series: Being an ELT editor

    In our first episode of 2022, we chat to two experts with extensive ELT editing experience: Karen Spiller, co-founder of ELT Teacher 2 Writer & ELT Publishing Professionals, and Karen White,  co-founder of ELT Teacher 2 Writer. 

    We discuss how to get into editing and what new ELT editors can expect in their role.  Our guest experts share their advice on moving from in-house editing to being freelance, their thoughts on what makes a good ELT editor, and emerging roles within the world of ELT editing.


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    • 49 min
    How to Write Successful Teaching Materials

    How to Write Successful Teaching Materials

    In this episode, we chat to teacher, teacher trainer and  Coordinator of the IATEFL Materials Writing Special Interest Group (MaWSIG IATEFL), Aleksandra Popovski.
    We discuss different types of teaching materials and how teachers can create, personalise and deliver their own successful materials. Aleksandra shares her advice and top tips on how teachers can start writing their own materials, what types of activities learners might enjoy, and why it's essential for teachers to consider themselves as materials writers. 
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    • 41 min
    How to Write Primary Materials

    How to Write Primary Materials

    In this episode, we speak to ELT author & Teacher Trainer Katherine Bilsborough, who has written over 100 course books and online courses, and is the author of 'How to write Primary Materials' (ELT Teacher 2 Writer). 

    Kath shares her top tips and advice for writing primary materials for both materials writers and teachers, and shares some engaging activities for primary-aged learners. We discuss things to keep in mind when writing and teaching young learners, and where to learn more about writing age-appropriate materials. 




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    • 49 min
    How to Write Inclusive Materials

    How to Write Inclusive Materials

    In this episode, we speak to ELT materials writer, teacher and IATEFL TDSIG coordinator Tyson Seburn, who has recently released his new book with ELT Teacher 2 Writer, How To Write Inclusive Materials.  
    We define what inclusive materials are, and discuss different approaches to writing. Tyson gives his top tips and advice for making your materials more inclusive, as well as recommendations of existing  materials, photos sourcing websites and further reading. 
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    • 38 min
    ELT Buzzwords: What is Adaptive Learning?

    ELT Buzzwords: What is Adaptive Learning?

    In this episode, we speak to award-winning ELT materials writer, teacher trainer and teacher Philip Kerr. Philip defines adaptive learning and gamification, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of both. We discuss where adaptive technologies are currently being used, and where they may head in the future of digital ELT. 
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    • 43 min

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