Category Archives: ELT

Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with Production Manager John]

In the latest of our special 25-year anniversary blog posts, we interview John, our Production Manager. John joined emc back in 1998 as Mike’s first full-time employee and is still with us today. 1.  When you first joined emc, InDesign didn’t exist! In this … Continue reading

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New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning [Event Round-Up]

On Saturday Sophie from emc headed down to London to the beautiful Macmillan campus for MaWSIG’s conference ‘New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning’. The day was a real mix of practically looking at the ways in which … Continue reading

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Why design matters: Collaborating with your designers

We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary with a special BookMachine birthday party on Wednesday 10th February, at The Square Pig & Pen, Central London. With the event just around the corner, we thought we would give you a few pointers to get you thinking “Why Design … Continue reading

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An afternoon with Hugh Dellar from Lexical Labs

Author and materials writer, Hugh Dellar, visited all of us here at emc this week to give us an ELT workshop. The idea of the workshop was for emc folk to gain more of an insight into the materials that we … Continue reading

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Interested in joining our team? Come to our open day…

With lots of exciting plans and projects booked in this year we are looking to grow our team of designers, production editors and art buyers. Recruiting is one of our biggest challenges; finding the right people, with the right skills … Continue reading

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Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

An Emirati falconer prepares to train his birds on January 6, 2016, during the Liwa 2016 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, … Continue reading

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Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with our MD Mike]

In December 1990 Mike, our MD, left a relatively well-paid job running the marketing services department of a materials testing company to set up emc design. Mike had worked in publishing before this, first starting at Longman Publishers, Harlow in 1975. … Continue reading

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The Image Conference 2015: Last Chance to Buy Tickets

We’re super excited for this year’s Image Conference, organised by Kieran Donaghy and MELTA. It’s a fantastic event, dedicated to the innovative and creative use of media and images in English language teaching. This year’s Image Conference will take place on Saturday 5th December in Munich. … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between Rights Managed and Royalty Free images?

Whether or not you’re interested in rights and licensing of images, if you’re at all involved in photo research, selection and use, it’s important to know some key facts about the process. Educational and ELT books tend to be quite … Continue reading

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Putting the image first in ELT material development – interview with author Ceri Jones

During this year’s IATEFL conference one of the big themes that stood out for us was the prominence image and video were given, as part of the teaching process but also the creation of ELT materials – finally we say! Where … Continue reading

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