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Publishing in English Language Teaching (ELT)

iTDi Publishing
for Teachers by Teachers

This is an opportunity for all members of the iTDi community. Whether you teach face-to-face or online, at a language school, public/private school, college or university, publishing is a valuable and natural progressive step in the lives of professional teachers.

And for those of you who are interested in self-publishig, or who have self-published already, why not join our dedicated Facebook group on Self-Publishing in ELT?

"Get published and open doors to new opportunities"

What's great about getting published?

For ELT educators working in the university context, we often hear the phrase, “Publish or Perish” meaning that if you do not regularly crank out published papers, then your academic career will be in trouble. Beyond that ominous-sounding threat, there are actually a number of good reasons for teachers in many contexts to consider publishing some of their writing.

It can be as simple as writing a blog post, or an article based on some kind of lesson or classroom practice that is worth sharing with others, to something more challenging such as doing and writing up a piece of research inside or outside of the classroom. After developing some confidence in the writing process, you might consider submitting a chapter in an edited book, or even writing your own full book someday. Who knows!

Whatever you publish, there are a number of benefits that come from entering the world of publications:


Your Book

Have an idea for a publishing project?

Contact us if you would like to make a pitch for a publishing project. It could be a good idea you want to collaborate on with us, or a project you want to do on your own.


Edited by Theron Muller, John Adamson, Steven Herder, and Philip Shigeo Brown

Re-Envisioning EFL Education in Asia (2023)

Third book in a trilogy presenting studies that demonstrate language classrooms in Asia are dynamic and inspiring, actively engaging students and teachers.


Hall Houston

101 EFL Activities for Teaching University Students (2022)

A new resource book of activities and training tips for teachers of English at universities everywhere.


John F. Fanselow

Small Changes in Teaching Big Results in Learning (2017)

Videos, activities and essays to stimulate fresh thinking about language learning.

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