About MaWSIG

MaWSIG is the IATEFL Materials Writing Special Interest Group. Our goal is to support teachers’ professional development in terms of writing ELT materials, whether for use within a group or institution, or for a wider audience.

Our mission statement

MaWSIG is for IATEFL members who are interested in exploring ways to write better materials, either for their own classes or for wider publication. MaWSIG has three guiding aims:

  • To encourage greater expertise and professionalism in the creation of teaching material
  • To offer new opportunities for professional development to IATEFL members
  • To offer further bridge-building opportunities between publishers and IATEFL members

MaWSIG shares and promotes best practice among authors and materials writers, encourages new authors and disseminates information regarding professional writing opportunities among members. As a young IATEFL SIG, MaWSIG has gained a large number of members in a short space of time from all over the world and from different areas in the ELT materials production process. The mixture of members reflects the changing nature of our industry and the need for a group to support and develop materials writing.

Wondering whether to join? There are lots of good reasons, as explained here.