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Welcome to the Web Site of the Materials Writers (MW) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT).
教材開発研究部会 (MW) のウェブサイトへようこそ。教材開発研究部会は全国語学教育学会 (JALT) の分野別研究部会 (SIG)の一つです。


SIG Statement of Purpose
教材開発研究部会の基本理念

The Materials Writers SIG (MW SIG) was established for the purpose of helping members to turn fresh teaching ideas into useful classroom materials. We try to be a mutual assistance network, offering information regarding copyright law, sharing practical advice on publishing practices, including self-publication, and suggesting ways to create better language learning materials for general consumption or for individual classroom use.
教材開発研究部会 (MW SIG) は、メンバーが日々の教育の場で得た新しいアイディアを教材にしていく助けとなることを目的に設立されました。著作権に関すること、自費出版を含めた出版に関する実践的なアドバイス、広く一般学習者または特定の授業のためにどうしたらより良い語学教材が作れるか、といったことに関するアイディアを共有しお互いを高め合える部会であることが願いです。教材開発についてもっと知りたい、自分のアイディアを形にしたいという方、入会大歓迎です。一緒に活動しませんか。

Materials Writers SIG Constitution
SIG 教材開発研究部会 会則

Our constitution was ratified at our AGM at the 2011 JALT International Conference.
本部会の会則は、2011年JALT国際大会総会で承認されました。

Year Issue Author(s) Title
2016 24(2) James Essex From the Publication Chair
2016 24(2) Adam Murray From the Coordinator
2016 24(2) Greg Goodmacher From the Program Chair
2016 24(2) MW-SIG Local Notes: Interview with Yukari Kusuda
2016 24(2) Richard Walker Confessions of a collaborator - Part 2
2016 24(2) Kinsella Valies Be our Guest: A midterm assessment project
2016 24(1) MW-SIG From the Publications Team
2016 24(1) Adam Murray From the Coordinator
2016 24(1) Greg Goodmacher Report from the Program Chair
2016 24(1) Marcos Benevides Text and Context: Innovating the Coursebook
2016 24(1) Geoffry D. Hinton Neo-Liberal Arts Studies for EFL, and a general model for communication and self-expression
2015 23(1) James Essex From the Publication Chair
2015 23(1) Jim Smiley Co-ordinator's column
2015 23(1) Loran Edwards Starting from scratch: A beginner's publishing tale
2015 23(1) Richard Walker Confessions of a collaborator - Part 1
2015 23(1) Jim Smiley Differentiated instruction through tiered rubrics
2015 23(2) James Essex From the Publication Chair
2015 23(2) Jim Smiley Co-ordinator's column
2015 23(2) Greg Goodmacher Material design presentation
2015 23(2) Daniel Jenks Student-centred topic choice in reading materials
2015 23(2) Keith Ford Making checklists material for maintaining academic tone in EFL student writing
2015 23(2) David Chapman How to keep successful games for a long time
2015 23(2) John Campbell-Larsen From research to classroom
2015 23(3) Jim Smiley From the Publication Chair
2015 23(3) Adam Murray Co-ordinator's column
2015 23(3) Melodie Cook Gender Bias in ESL/EFL Textbooks: 10 years later
2015 23(3) Brien Datzman Gender representation in a modern EFL textbook
2015 23(3) Jim Smiley Applying the Bechdel Test to EFL textbooks in Japan
2015 23(3) James Essex PanSIG: Past and Future
2015 23(3) MW-SIG AGM Minutes
2014 22(1) Allan Goodwin Using copywriting training in an EFL writing course
2014 22(1) Cameron Romney Typeface recommendation
2014 22(1) Chie Kawashima Pragmatic features in ELT textbooks for beginners
2014 22(1) Jim Smiley From the Editor
2014 22(1) Jim Smiley Word clouds and text revision
2014 22(1) Miles Craven What type of writer are you?
2014 22(1) Nate French Message from the Co-ordinator
2014 22(1) Travis Holtzclaw Using Eiken vocabulary lists to ensure socially relevant materials
2013 21(1) Azusa Sato Programme Chair Column
2013 21(1) Brian Cullen & Sarah Mulvey Approaches to Material Writing
2013 21(1) Eric Lerstrom From the Editor
2013 21(1) Eric Lerstrom Taking a Trip
2013 21(1) Greggory Wroblewski A Guest from Overseas
2013 21(1) Jim Smiley Creating Classroom Audio using Online Sources
2013 21(1) Nate French Co-ordinator’s column
2013 21(1) Nate French Reward Probability and Uncertainty
2013 21(1) Nate French Variable Sentence Response
2013 21(1) Noboru Sakai Word Calculation Game
2013 21(2) Andrew Reimann Teachers as Writers
2013 21(2) Eric Lerstrom From the Editor
2013 21(2) Gregory Paul Glasgow & Daniel Leigh Paller Language-in-Education Policies and MEXT-approved EFL Textbooks in the New Course of Study.
2013 21(2) Neil Hefferman & Michael Delve A Learner-centered approach to curriculum design
2013 21(2) Richard Miles Impromptu Presentations
2013 21(2) Todd Jay Leonard So You Want to Publish an EFL Textbook?
2013 21(3) Jim Smiley MW-SIG Programme for JALT 2014
2013 21(3) MW-SIG MW-SIG AGM Meeting Minutes
2013 21(3) Nate French Message from the Co-ordinator
2013 21(3) Scott Petersen Treasurer's Report
2013 21(3) Travis Holtzclaw Membership Report
2012 20(1) Brian Cullen Writer’s Point
2012 20(1) Cameron Romney Co-ordinator's column
2012 20(1) Cameron Romney Two Presentations
2012 20(1) Darrell Wilkinson Student-centered activities in mixed-level classes
2012 20(1) Dave Dolan Thoughts on Digital Publishing
2012 20(1) Jim Smiley From the Editor
2012 20(1) Jim Smiley Material Writers Development Project
2012 20(1) Jim Smiley Publisher Profile: Fine Line Press
2012 20(1) Jim Smiley The Anatomy of a Page in a Single Typeface
2012 20(1) Kazuyoshi Sato et al. Focus-on-Form Instruction and Student Learning
2012 20(1) Matthew Coomber Promoting interaction through materials design
2012 20(1) Michio Tajima et al. On demand self-publishing
2012 20(2) Brian Cullen & Sarah Mulvey Writer’s Point
2012 20(2) Cameron Romney Co-ordinator’s column
2012 20(2) Greg Goodmacher Educational materials and activities of the Asian Youth Forum
2012 20(2) Gregg McNabb Self Publishing: My Story
2012 20(2) Jim Smiley Education Value System
2012 20(2) Jim Smiley From the Editor
2012 20(2) Jim Smiley Publisher Profile: Perceptia Press
2012 20(2) Marc Helgesen et al. Ode to Myriad Pro
2012 20(2) Richard Miles Using News Stories in the Classroom
2012 20(2) Simon Capper Quizlet--and how it helped my Bedside Manner
2012 20(2) Victoria Boobyer #ELTpics
2012 20(3) Brian Cullen & Avril Haye-Matsui NeuroELT: Incorporating the Findings of Neuroscience into EFL Materials
2012 20(3) Clive Langham A MEXT-authorized Textbook
2012 20(3) Diane Nagatomo Striving toward writing gender-balanced EFL textbooks
2012 20(3) Don Maybin My Route to Publishing
2012 20(3) Gerald Muirhead World News report from VOA
2012 20(3) Jim Smiley From the Editor
2012 20(3) Mark Helgesen Notes from the Apocrypha
2012 20(3) Nate French Co-ordinator’s column
2012 20(3) Scott Petersen Shopping Story Listening
2011 19(1) Asako Kajiura Eco-friendly Cooperative Housing Activity
2011 19(1) Brian Cullen Writer’s Point
2011 19(1) Curtis Kelly Kelly's Rules of Thumb for Getting Published
2011 19(1) Curtis Kelly Responses to Curtis Kelly's article
2011 19(1) Greg Goodmacher From the outgoing coordinator
2011 19(1) John Honisz-Greens How to Control Vocabulary Input to Aid Student Fluency and Vocabulary Acquisition, part 2
2011 19(1) Roger Barnard The Long and Twisting Road
2011 19(1) Sean Bermingham Getting Work as a Freelance Materials Writer
2011 19(2) Brian Cullen Writer's Point
2011 19(2) Jim Smiley Making a class handout booklet
2011 19(2) John Spiri Self-publishing
2011 19(2) Keith Barrs Reconceptualising English in the Japanese Language as an L2 Lexical Resource for Teachers and Learners
2010 18(1) Bob Morrison Writing for Writing: Implementing a Genre Approach in Materials Design
2010 18(1) Katherine Thorton Materials for self-directed learning: getting students involved
2010 18(1) Thomas Lockley How Global Issues made Compulsory Language Lessons Compulsive
2010 18(2) Brian Cullen Writer’s Point
2010 18(2) Jared Baierschmidt Materials Development Case Study: “Could” versus “Was Able To” Self-Study Worksheets
2010 18(2) John Honisz-Greens How to Control Vocabulary Input to Aid Student Fluency and Vocabulary Acquisition
2010 18(2) Scott Petersen Introducing Quia
2009 17(1) Ben Shearon Collaborative Materials Generation: Class Profiles
2009 17(1) Damian J. Rivers Communicative Vocabulary Building Through Culturally Appropriate Materials
2009 17(1) Dougherty, King, Lieb, Mano Bill Balsamo's Legacy: A Quartet of Lessons from a Master
2008 16(1) Allan Murphy Expressions
2008 16(1) Jamar A. Miller Direct instructional model lesson plans part 2
2008 16(1) Jim Smiley Gentle inspiration: an interview with Kevin Cleary
2008 16(1) John Daly Toot your own horn
2008 16(1) Miles Craven Considerations in materials design and development
2008 16(2) Greg Goodmacher A Review board game based on shinkeisuijaku
2008 16(2) Kristofer Bayne New Tomlinson
2008 16(2) Richard Walker Improving the worth of Criterion with corpus-informed materials
2008 16(2) Simon Cooke Introducing writing to Japanese high-school students
2008 16(3) Greg Goodmacher Students Becoming Writers of Teaching Materials
2008 16(3) Jim Smiley The Missing Piece: A look at language modification
2008 16(3) Marc Helgesen Working Together
2008 16(3) Simon Cooke Toot Your Own Horn
2007 15(1) David Lisgo Computer-generated Crosswords for Use in University False Beginner Classes
2007 15(1) Eric M. Skier & Miki Kohyama Editing MAYA: Managing a Dialogic, Collaborative, and Humanistic Approach to an Anthology Project
2007 15(1) Kristofer Bayne A Report on Publishing-Related Sessions at JALT2005, Part 3 of 3
2007 15(1) Tim Newfields An Interview with Allen Ascher
2007 15(3) Jamar A. Miller Direct instructional model lesson plans part 1
2007 15(3) Jane Nakagawa Writers Conference report
2007 15(3) Kristofer Bayne Toot your own horn
2007 15(3) Robert Long The Writers' Cooperative
2006 14(1) Greg Goodmacher Reflections on a Survey of Materials Writers in Japan
2006 14(1) Jim Smiley Classroom Materials: One Teacher's Story
2006 14(1) Kristofer Bayne Publishing-Related Sessions at JALT2005, Part 2 of 3
2006 14(1) Marc Helgesen  Comprehension Questions
2006 14(2) Brian Cullen Textbook Design for Scientific English
2006 14(2) Daniel Droukis Preparing Materials for Athletes
2006 14(2) Jacoba Akazawa Writing English Texts for the Japanese Market
2006 14(2) John Nevara  Getting Feedback: Having Materials Peer-Edited
2006 14(3) Gerry Lassche Conceptualizing Authenticity: Discussion of 4 Case Studies
2006 14(3) Jim Smiley Semantic Distance as a Predictor of Linguistic Difficulty
2006 14(3) Jim Smiley  Open Source Freebies
2006 14(3) John Nevara  Making your own Class CD
2006 14(3) Marc Helgesen Notes from the Apocrypha
2006 14(3) Simon Cole Reflection on Producing a Writing Textbook
2005 13(1) Brian Cullen & Kevin Quinn Writing the Winning Entry
2005 13(1) Cameron Romney  With Serifs or Without?
2005 13(1) Daniel Droukis An Interview with Steven Gershon
2005 13(1) Kristofer Bayne Publishing-Related Sessions at JALT2005, Part 1 of 3
2005 13(1) Marc Helgesen Notes on the MW-SIG Contest
2005 13(1) Thompson Publishing Tips for Getting Published
2005 13(1) Thompson, Cambridge, and Longman Asia ELT Author Guidelines for Submitting Proposals
2005 13(2) Daniel Droukis & Kiyoshi Yukitoki On Becoming a textbook writer
2005 13(2) Jim Smiley Little Sentences, Big Meanings: Forwarding a Theory for Activity Instructions
2005 13(2) Kris Bayne  More for a Materials Writer's Bookshelf
2005 13(2) Michiyo Masui  Creating Telephone Conversation Templates
2005 13(2) Simon Cooke An Appraisal of 'Home-Grown' Materials in the English Conversation Classroom
2004 12(1) Jim Smiley My Share: Snappy Ideas!
2004 12(1) John Adamson The Globalisation Debate in Business English: Exploiting the Literature
2004 12(1) Tim Newfields People in Materials Writing: An Interview with Marc Helgesen
2004 12(1) Trudie Heiman  4 Routes to Self-Publishing: From Finished Manuscript to Printed Book
2004 12(2) Daniel Droukis  A Partner in Materials Writing: MATSDA
2004 12(2) Daniel Droukis  Arguments in favour for the Adaptation of Published Pedagogic Materials
2004 12(2) Jim Smiley Improving Document Readability
2003 11(1) Daragh Hayes Problems, Problems
2003 11(1) Greg Goodmacher Developing Web-Based Materials for English Study with Hot Potatoes
2003 11(1) Jim Porcaro Housing
2003 11(1) Judith A. Johnson Instructional Design--One Teacher's Method
2003 11(3) Daniel Droukis  People in Material Writing: Susan Iannuzzi and Deborah B. Gordon, TESOL Material Writers Co-chairs Elect
2003 11(3) Jim Smiley Review: Many Faces of Love by Joseph Falout
2003 11(3) Kenneth Beigel JALT2003 Conference Feature: What about Using Conversation Templates in Class?
2003 11(3) Melinda Kawahara Using Storybooks
2003 11(3) Tracy Terrell Franz JALT2003 Conference Feature: The Online Writing Class and F2F Classroom Applications
2002 10(1) Chris Elvin Task Support for Aural Decoding of Large Numbers
2002 10(1) Daniel Droukis  American Signs in the Classroom
2002 10(1) P. Charles Brown  The Newspaper: A Materials Writer's Gold Mine
2002 10(1) Thia Jackson-Maki  Lesson Plan for Marvin Gaye's What's Going On?
2002 10(2) Christopher Weaver Going to Press: Some Important Considerations When Putting Your Textbook into Print
2002 10(2) Joseph Cronin Self-Publishing an English Language Textbook
2002 10(2) Kenneth Beigel JALT2003 Conference Feature: What about Using Conversation Templates in Class?
2002 10(2) Kristofer Bayne Hedging and Hoping: The Addressee in Textbook Rubrics
2002 10(2) Marc Helgesen & Brenda Hayashi Student Learning Strategy Handout
2002 10(3) Daniel Droukis  Writing Material for the Airline Industry
2002 10(3) Simon Howell The Beach: A Movie Lesson Plan
2001 9(2) Daniel Droukis  Using Books Which Emphasize Questions Over Dialogues
2001 9(2) Graham Bathgate & Allan Murphy Write for Japanese Students
2001 9(2) John Small Creating an Interactive Movie Review
2001 9(3) Joseph J. Falout Helpful Non-L2 Classroom Material Web Sites
2001 9(3) Joseph J. Falout Super Tic--Tac--Toe