Welcome to MaWSIG

We are the IATEFL Materials Writing Special Interest Group. We provide support for materials writers of all levels of experience, whether you’ve been publishing for years, you’re taking the first steps in sharing your materials with a wider audience, or you want to improve what you use in your classroom every day.

We’re an active SIG, with lots going on. Take a look at our blog, Twitter, Instagram and facebook, keep up with our webinars, or join one of our face-to-face events.

What are you waiting for?

I’m delighted to have been a founding member of the MaWSIG committee. It was so exciting to hold our first events and find our tribe coming together. And as time’s gone by, it’s great to see more and more teachers with a passion for writing good quality materials for use in class or for wider publication coming together and sharing their knowledge and expertise. Keep up the good work!
Karen White

Upcoming events

MaWSIG Pre-Conference Event (PCE) 2023:

Materials creation: More than just the student’s book

Monday 17th April 2023, Harrogate, UK, 10:00-17:00 UK time

Latest posts

Joining the MaWSIG Committee

Joining the MaWSIG Committee

In this series of three posts, we ask our new committee members to share their thoughts about why they chose to join the MaWSIG committee. The second post comes in the form of an interview with Heather Buchanan, Joint Events Coordinator (and soon-to-be MaWSIG...

Joining the MaWSIG Committee

Joining the MaWSIG Committee

In this series of three posts, we ask our new committee members to share their thoughts about why they chose to join the MaWSIG committee. The first post comes from Sandy Millin, Deputy Tech Coordinator. I've been a member of MaWSIG on and off since it first started...

Self-publishing in ELT: ensuring quality through the editorial process

Self-publishing in ELT: ensuring quality through the editorial process

The last decade has seen an explosion of self-publishing in the ELT world, which has created a multitude of exciting opportunities for teachers to become content creators and to produce more relevant, niche or localised materials. In a survey I conducted a few years...