Upcoming events

22–23 June 2018, Materials writing: opportunities and challenges, Joint conference, Oxford



This summer we are co-hosting a face-to-face conference in Oxford (UK) called ‘Materials writing: opportunities and challenges’. It will be at the Harcourt Hill Campus of Oxford Brookes University. Of interest to anyone involved in ELT materials writing, for individual classes or for publication, this conference will give participants the opportunity to network and share ideas on creating the most effective materials for learners of English.

Our main themes will include getting started with materials writing, the exciting new directions ELT materials may take in the future, and innovative ways to tackle challenges that can occur in the materials creation process. The conference will have talks and workshops that appeal to both experienced and less-experienced writers.

On Friday, we will open our conference with a keynote session by Michael Kedward (OUP), followed by interactive break-away discussion groups on topics such as getting started with materials writing and difficult decisions materials writers can face. A street-food buffet with wine and soft drinks will round off the evening.

Fiona Mauchline (freelance writer and teacher trainer) will give a plenary on Saturday morning to start a full day of inspiring talks, workshops and networking opportunities. Join us from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening if you’re interested in getting into or getting the best out of materials writing!

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