Writer resources

Links to T2W's talks, webinars and reviews

British Council webinar: How to become an ELT Materials Writer
IATEFL Online Website
Vicki Hollett interview: Want to be an ELT writer? (part one)
Vicki Hollett interview: Want to be an ELT writer? (part two)
Janice Clancey review: From Teacher to Writer

How To Write Reading and Listening Activities Amazon
How To Plan A Book Ezine

Writer's toolkit

Example of a stylesheet
Example of a writing template
Example of a permissions grid

Writer's source material

ELT Pics: A free photographic resource for teachers created by teachers.
Film English: Promotes the innovative and creative use of film in English language teaching and learning
Jamie Keddie's Lesson Stream: Selection of lesson plans and video clips


How to make proposals An article written by David Riley.


Hugh Dellar
Evan Frendo
John Hughes
Scott Thornbury
The Round
Macmillan Dictionary
Pete Sharma Associates
Rachael Roberts
Grammar made funny
University of Westminster 
ELT Jam 
Philip Kerr: adaptive learning
Lizzie Pinnard

How I got into publishing

First person accounts from published ELT writers of how they got their first break.

Jonathan Bygrave
John Chrimes
Lindsay Clandfield
Antonia Clare
Verity Cole
Hugh Dellar
Paul Dummett
Mark Foley
Evan Frendo
David Gray
Simon Greenall
Diane Hall
David A Hill
Jon Hird
John Hughes
Ceri Jones
Vaughan Jones
Sue Kay
Jamie Keddie
Sue Leather
Pete Maggs
Julie Moore
Roy Norris
Karen Richardson
Rachael Roberts
Marjorie Rosenberg
Pete Sharma
Katherine Stannett
Helen Stephenson
Scott Thornbury
Adrian Underhill
Andrew Walkley
Ros Wright


Pearls of wisdom from writers and publishers!

Useful links

Sketch Engine The Sketch Engine (SkE) is designed for anyone wanting to research how words behave. It is a Corpus Query System incorporating word sketches, one-page, automatic, corpus-derived summary of a word’s grammatical and collocational behaviour. 

Copyright law (UK) An explanation of the copyright law and information about duration.

The Society of Authors The Society of Authors provides help, advice and information for authors.

British Council EAQUALS Core Inventory for General English  This project may be of interest to anyone involved in curriculum development. The downloadable brochure is the work completed on a British Council project to create a core curriculum based, in part, on the CEFR.

Compleat Lexical Tutor  A website offering data-driven information about text e.g. word frequency

Excellent reference book for materials writers: "Materials Development in Language Teaching", Edited by Brian Tomlinson, Cambridge

MaW SIG The IATEFL materials writing Special Interest Group whose 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.

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Teaching corporates?

5 Nov 2014

If you teach English in a corporate context, or are a writer looking to create bespoke materials for specific clients, this new module by Evan Frendo is for you.

Teaching exam prep classes?

7 Oct 2014

Our new module by Roy Norris is ideal for teachers who want to create targeted and bespoke content to address their students’ specific needs.

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