MaWSIG is the Materials Writing Special Interest Group.
We are one of the 16 International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) special interest groups.
IATEFL is a worldwide network of English language teaching professionals.
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 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
Joining MaWSIG made me part of a dynamic community of professionals whose interests and experiences overlap with and compliment my own. There’s always plenty to talk about and the exchange of perspectives and fresh ideas is valuable for newcomers and veterans alike.
What we do
Organise and host regular face-to-face and online networking and social events
Run a members-only facebook group, a community of writers, teachers and publishers sharing ideas and best practice
Encourage new authors
Run Pre-Conference Events (PCEs) and Showcase Events as part of the annual IATEFL conference in the UK
Organise webinars and collaborative conferences
Regularly publish blog posts from our members and invited ELT professionals
Publish an annual e-book of blog posts
In addition members of MaWSIG get: