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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
A LETTER FROM THE CHAIRS
Christina Cavage, MWIS co-chair, Savannah, Georgia, USA & Steve Jones, MWIS co-chair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Learn about MWIS’ plans for TESOL 2014 and more from our fearless leaders, Christina and Steve. Read More

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, MWIS Newsletter Editor, Northridge, California, USA

Curious about our 2014-2015 incoming chairs? Wondering who will be picking up the mantle? Read More

ARTICLES
FROM THE TRENCHES: AN INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER LEBEDEV, Part 1
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, MWIS Newsletter Editor

As the creator of the YouTube channel JenniferESL, Jennifer Lebedev has been producing ELT video lessons and support materials since 2007. Two of her earliest videos have surpassed a million views and the hits keep coming. Learn how it all started and how Jennifer’s work has evolved. Read More

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FROM THE TRENCHES: AN INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER LEBEDEV, Part 2
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, MWIS Newsletter Editor

In Part 2 of this month’s From the Trenches, Jennifer Lebedev of JenniferESL outlines her video-making process, talks about blogging, and shares her thoughts about the future of ESOL materials writing. Read More

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MARKETING OUR BOOKS: HOW CAN AUTHORS HELP?
Joe McVeigh, Independent Consultant, Middlebury, Vermont, USA & Laurel Pollard, Educational Consultant, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Have you been looking for new ways to increase the sales of your latest (or less-than latest) work? Are you writing now and wondering what marketing tools you need? Two accomplished authors provide helpful suggestions on how to get the word out about your work! Read More

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OVERVIEW OF THE 2013 MWIS ACADEMIC SESSION: "A BALANCING ACT? MATERIAL WRITERS, PUBLISHERS, CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND RESEARCHERS"
Christina Cavage, MWIS co-chair, Savannah, Georgia, USA

Attendees in Dallas for TESOL 2013 were privileged to hear panelists Irene Schoenberg, Keith Folse, Pierre Montagano, Debbie Sistino, and Nick Robinson speaking to the past, present, and future of ELT publishing from a variety of perspectives. Read More

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TESOL 2013 INTERSECTION: CREATING AND CHOOSING THE BEST MATERIALS FOR SPEAKING AND PRONUNCIATION
Steve Jones, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

SPLIS and MWIS together at last! This year's intersection session featured pronunciation champions Judy Gilbert, Tamara Jones, and Marsha Chan addressing the pronunciation questions "What to teach?" and "How to teach it?" Read More

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TESOL 2013 SESSION REPORT: PREFERRED VOCABULARY SELF-COLLECTION STRATEGIES OF EAP READING STUDENTS
Robyn Brinks Lockwood, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

Former MWIS chair, Robyn Brinks Lockwood, fills her TESOL dance card with sessions that provide the academic insights so necessary to our line of work. This report on Randall Rebman’s research highlights the connections between learners’ vocabulary learning strategies, EAP instruction, and materials development. Read More

BOOK REVIEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
Review of How ELT Publishing Works
Joe McVeigh, Independent Consultant, Middlebury, Vermont, USA

How ELT Publishing Works, by Janet Aitchison, provides a readable and practical first-hand account of the publishing process, including information on contacting publishers, writing samples, publishers’ expectations and more. As the publishing director for adult courses at Cambridge University Press, Aitchison’s suggestions and caveats are invaluable for the would-be and novice author. Read More

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News from TESOL: A WRITING OPPORTUNITY
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ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY
REPORT ON THE MATERIALS WRITERS BUSINESS MEETING AT DALLAS, TESOL 2013
MWIS Leadership
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GET TO KNOW YOUR IS
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, MWIS Newsletter Editor, Northridge, California, USA
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THE MWIS MISSION STATEMENT

Don’t miss reading our raison d’etre and this issue’s cartoon. Read More

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2014 MWIS NEWSLETTER
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, MWIS Newsletter Editor, Northridge, California, USA
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2013
Sept: T&AA Webinar: Pushing Your Writing, Raising Your Profile 17/9/13; 4-5 ET
Dec: Deadline for MWIS Newsletter Articles

2014
Feb: MWIS Newsletter
March: TESOL 2014, Portland (26-29 March)

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