WOULD YOU LIKE TO…

write a wide range of ready-to-publish language exercises for all learner types

develop publishable activity sequences, textbook pages, and worksheets

edit and proofread your language materials in line with current publishing standards

cooperate and liaise with leading content editors

network with leading publishers, local and international

build your personal brand as an author 

YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

a unique, award-winning programme concept

an international team of best-selling EFL authors and mentors

academic partnerships with ELT Teacher 2 Writer and Independent Authors & Publishers Group

 

a unique, award-winning programme
concept

an international team of best-selling EFL authors and
mentors

academic partnerships with ELT Teacher 2 Writer
and Independent Authors & Publishers Group

SO, WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

maximum impact: all our sessions are live  – we really want you to interact with our authors, editors, and other course participants, on our lively online chat forums and break-out rooms 

maximum comfort: you can take part in all sessions straight from your favourite desk or armchair, and you’ll have unlimited access to all session recordings – for life!

maximum support: you’ll take advantage of individual, fully personalized feedback on each and every task, assignment and draft; you’ll enjoy the safe, supporting environment of a small, closed community of our course participants

maximum benefit: you’ll see your own work develop from an early draft to a publishable piece, through closely monitored redrafting –we’ll be with you every step of the way

 OUR GRADUATES SEEM TO AGREE…
HERE’S OUR FULL PROGRAMME:

Session 1:

OCT 24, 10:00-14:00

 

Tomasz Sztyber

How to get started (and not to get lost) in designing ELT materials

What YOU’ll learn:

what kind of author you are – and why this matters for your writing career  

how to successfully design a language task (lexical, grammatical, skills-based)

how to look for common but persistent editing mistakes in various teaching materials 

how to avoid most common kinds of author’s mistakes when developing your early draft 

how to proofread your own materials, using current editing standards

walk the author’s walk!

→ do a task assigned by Tomasz after this session – and get his personalized comments &  suggestions for improvement 

→ Share your work with other Academy members in a closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 2:

NOV 06, 18:30-20:30

John Hughes

Towards a great piece of ELT material: the why, the what, and the how

What YOU’ll learn:

how to distinguish between materials written for your own in-class use and those that are really publishable  

what are the three major categories of coursebook users – and how to address their needs when you write your materials 

the crucial difference between heads up & heads down teaching & learning – and how to write your materials for both

how to write your materials so that they’ll pass the greatest test: be usable by other teachers in their classrooms

how the most successful EFL writers do it – and which of their tricks you can start using straight away

walk the author’s walk!

→ do a task assigned by John before this session – and take an active part in the live discussion during the webinar

Session 3:

NOV 20, 18:30-20:30

 

Sue Kay

How to write excellent reading & listening activities

What YOU’ll learn:

why reading and listening activities are a real challenge to an author

what key mistakes you need to avoid when designing such activities

where to seek inspiration, how to do author’s research, and which sources are most valuable 

how to deal with copyright issues when sourcing and adapting external material   

whose reading and listening activities are truly outstanding – and worth modelling yours upon

walk the author’s walk!

→ Write an activity sample using Sue’s guidelines – and get her personalized comments &  suggestions for improvement 

→ Share your work with other Academy members in a closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 4:

DEC 4, 18:30-20:30

 

Tomasz Sztyber

How to write flawless sequences of tasks

What YOU’ll learn:

what it takes to move beyond a single good task – and design a great worksheet or coursebook page 

how to develop a publishable sequence of effective, well-linked activities

how to spot common mistakes in appropriate sequencing of various teaching materials

what to look for to achieve a high level of coherence and cohesion of a piece of teaching material

how to avoid common problems with the flow of a sequence tasks

walk the author’s walk!

→ do a task assigned by Tomasz after this session – and get his personalized comments &  suggestions for improvement

→ Share your work with other Academy members in a closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 5:

JAN 08, 18:30-20:30

 

Marta Rosińska

How to write materials that challenge & promote accuracy

What YOU’ll learn:

how to strike a great balance between accuracy and fluency in your ELT activities and exercises

how to develop tasks which promote accuracy and precision over fluency

how to challenge learners and stimulate them through the choice of tasks and types of input 

how to create tasks which push learners to deep-process the language

walk the author’s walk!

→ do a task assigned by Marta after this session – and get his personalized comments &  suggestions for improvement 

→ Share your work with other Academy members in a closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 6:

JAN 22, 18:30-20:30

 

Sue Kay

How to write excellent speaking & writing activities

What YOU’ll learn:

Sue’s magic formula for a great activity which fosters learners’ productive skills

what it means to set your students up to succeed in their speaking or writing 

how to ensure your activities come with clear aims, scaffolding, staging, and models  

where to search for great input when designing speaking or writing activities

what key mistakes you need to avoid when designing productive activities

walk the author’s walk!

→ do a task assigned by Sue after this session – and get her personalized comments &  suggestions for improvement   

Session 7:

FEB 05, 18:30-20:30

 

Tomasz Sztyber

How to write materials that truly stand out – and please your editor!

What YOU’ll learn:

what your key strengths are as an author, based on our analysis of your drafts developed to-date

where your potential problem areas are – and how to work on them effectively  

how to enhance your materials by applying some tricks of the trade – selected from leading EFL authors

how to liaise with your editor to work out your final, ready-to-publish draft 

walk the author’s walk!

→ do a task assigned by Tomasz after this session – and get his personalized comments &  suggestions for improvement 

→ Share your work with other Academy members in a closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 8:

FEB 19, 18:30-20:30

 

John Hughes

How to make your materials a lot HOTTER

What YOU’ll learn:

which activity types develop LOTS (lower-order thinking skills) vs. HOTS (higher-order thinking skills) – and why it matters for the success of your  materials

why there is a lot of LOTS and far fewer HOTS in most current materials – and how to make yours can truly HOTTer

what to focus on when you wish your activities to be HOTTer – develop critical thinking and creativity 

how to write LOTS- and HOTS-oriented activities consciously & successfully 

some tried-and-tested tricks and practical writing techniques

walk the author’s walk!

Write an activity sample using John’s guidelines – and get his personalized comments &  suggestions for improvement   

Share your work with other Academy members in a closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 9:

MARCH 05, 18:30-20:30

 

Rob Howard

How to survive as an independent author and publisher

What YOU’ll learn:

how the current ELT publishing world works – key facts, opportunities, and challenges

the concept of *indie publishing* – and what’s in it for you as an aspiring author

what should you consider as part of your aspiring author’s SWOT analysis

where to find real support as an aspiring author – key professional organisations, support sites

Session 10:

MARCH 13, 10:00-14:00

 

Grzegorz Śpiewak

How to present your materials and build your brand as an author

What YOU’ll learn:

why you need to avoid the ‘curse of knowledge’ when you present your materials 

how to design effective, engaging, visually attractive presentations 

what you can do to make your materials look great on a slide, a blog post or in an article

how to make the most of modern presentation software: hidden gems, tricks of the presenter’s trade

how to promote your materials – and build your personal brand – through key professional & social media channels

 DO YOU NEED MORE INFO?

Marta Rosińska

E: marta@e-dos.org

T: 501 037 652

 

Grzegorz Śpiewak

E: grzegorz@e-dos.org

T: 663 556 677

Marta Rosińska
E: marta@e-dos.org
T: 501 037 652


Grzegorz Śpiewak
E: grzegorz@e-dos.org
T: 663 556 677

WHAT ABOUT THE PRICE?

You know what they say: the early bird catches… the best deal!

early bird course fee

by Ag 31

3450 PLN (or: 795 Euro)

regular course fee

from Sept 1

3850 PLN  (or: 885 Euro)

And yes, you can pay in instalments – just let us know when you send in your application.

So, time to…

NUMBER OF PLACES LIMITED – GRAB YOURS TODAY!