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English Language Teaching Global Blog


Hello and welcome to the official global blog for Oxford University Press – English Language Teaching.

This blog is intended for teachers, trainers, lecturers, authors and anyone else with an interest in keeping up with what’s happening in the world of ELT and what we’re up to.

We’ll bring you resources you can use in your classrooms, hints and tips for teaching, insights into the lives of publishers and authors, and hopefully a few surprises you won’t find on any other publisher blogs!

Make sure you bookmark us or subscribe to this blog and keep coming back to visit – we’ve got big plans for the future and over the coming months. We’re also on a range of social networks, so find out how you can follow us on those.

Don’t be shy – we’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment and let us know what you think of the blog or if you’ve got ideas for what you’d like to see.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The OUP ELT Global Blog team

35 thoughts on “About

  1. Some great names here and I’ve read some interesting posts. But I can’t help wondering why there are only two women, when the vast majority of EFL teachers are women? Women teach and men talk about it? 😉

    • Hi Johanna,

      That’s an interesting point, and one that could well prompt a gender discussion post in the near future. We do have a number of female writers who will grace these pages very soon, so look out for their contributions. If you have any suggestions as to who we should approach, please feel free to post them here.

      Many thanks,

      OUP ELT Global Blog Team

  2. I’d be delighted to do a guest piece or two, if you’ll have me

  3. Hi! Your blog has been nominated for our Top 100 Language Lovers 2011 competition.
    Read more here: http://www.lexiophiles.com/featured-articles/top-100-language-lovers-2011-competition-starts-today-%E2%80%93-nominate-your-favorite
    Good luck!
    Giulia – On behalf of the bab.la and Lexiophiles team

  4. I’d like to invite the OUP Bloggers to give a contribution to a pilot project I have started running: English 2.0 – Social Network for English teacher discussing Digital Literacy and Technology Integration. Here’s the invitation: http://english20.ning.com/?xgi=264mO5t2h5QIh7
    Best Regards!

  5. I am a former teacher of English as a second language.
    Would you like to read some of my free articles that may give learners of English new ideas for more productive learning? I have created a number of articles on mastering various aspects of English and a special list of the most important English learning aids. My articles have already been published on a number of websites but my articles may be of interest to learners (users of your site) and to you personally. I consider them more practical and more helpful than many articles for quicker and more effective mastering of English by foreign learners. My suggestions may be useful to you and adaptable for your purposes.

  6. What does “MOE”stand for?

  7. I simply loved this new lay out!!Congrats!

  8. Hi,
    Nemonik thinking is a smarter way of thinking that will accelerate your thinking and improve your memory. It prevents mental blind spots and is easy to use. It is FREE and all it takes is 17 words! Dr Auke Schade @ http://nemonik-thinking.org/

  9. Hi Global Team,

    A few years ago I illustrated several workbooks and children’s books for OUP ESL group, such as “Up, Up, and Away.” I would like to illustrate more books for OUP, but need the names and email addresses of editors, art directors, and art buyers to whom I can send letters and samples of my work.

    Please send me such names and email addresses or let me know where online I can find them myself.

    Thank you very much,

    —Ron Hildebrand


  10. We have large Somali and Bangladeshi populations and I have had difficulty finding appropriate materials. I have used the materials generated from St Cloud and they have been very helpful. Not so with for my Bengali students.

  11. Hi,

    Does the Oxford series exclusively follow one curriculum or can the objectives for the series be applied to any curriculum? I am teaching in a school in the Middle East and we use this series and follow the Cambridge Curriculum.

    Aisling 🙂

  12. Thank you so much for all your efforts and wonderful articles.
    I am a teacher of English from Egypt and would like to know if I can send you articles to publish on your blog.

  13. I bought an OALD8with CD and I don’t download it in my movile phone. How I do it?

  14. I am teaching in Thailand at a primary school. The director has started to play daily a conversation audio over the school loudspeakers. This sounds like attempted brainwashing to me. The students don’t listen. They are programming themselves to turn off whenever they hear English and treat it as background noise. The school director thinks that it is like babies learning to speak and the students will learn in the same way as babies learn to say ‘mum. I need an academic article to show the director that the daily playing of an audio conversation tape over the school loudspeakers is academically incorrect. Can anyone suggest where I can find some academic writing on this topic? Thanks

  15. Hi,

    I am learning English after stopping it long time so far. My pronunciation is very weak and bad, specially, I don’t know the best way to practice “ending sounds”. I often forget them when speaking. So, please help me to send the useful documents for reference.

    Thank you.

  16. Hİ I am interested in writing blogs for Oxford Universıty Press. What should I do ?

    • Hi! Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you email us at elt.marketing.uk@oup.com ans share some examples of your work. Do you have an example of a blog you’ve written for your own blog site, or an example of a blog you’ve had featured on another blog page? Thanks, Steve – OUP

  17. if you were asked to choose EFL/ESL text, which one would u choose? why?

  18. I suggest `English File`. It has varius activities related to comprehensive productive and receptive skills.

  19. Good article and want to learn more about ELT

  20. I need a guest post on your site
    What is the guest post price at   https://oupeltglobalblog.com/
    Waiting for your reply


    • Hi Atif, thanks for your interest. Although we aren’t currently commissioning guest blog posts, please feel free to send some examples of your previous work to ELT.Marketing.UK@oup.com, as we can keep these on file to refer to in the future. Please include any topics that you are particularly interested in writing about as well, so we can bear these in mind. Many thanks, ^Chesca

  21. thank you for sharing this great post

  22. I’m Dr. Anjali Sharma – an academician with more than 16 years of experience in the precinct of Management teaching. I have made a contribution in the precinct of management studies through my book reviews with Oxford University Press, India, and with my words of appreciation documented in a book on marketing management (authored by Ramaswamy and Namakumari) by SAGE Publications, India. I also have more than 17 research paper publications in highly esteemed management journals.

    I’m also an onboard blogger with The Times of India/The Economic Times (blog page: The Talking Sparrow). I have published more than 50 blogs till date in the lifestyle column. Link: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/the-talking-sparrow/

    I’m also a life coach and a corporate trainer, having done my training sessions with brands like Axis Bank, J.K Cements, IMTAC Solutions and Pune College of Pharmacy.

    I would like to be associated with ‘Oxford University Press ELT’ as a writer/blogger for sharing my intellect and contribute my bit for spreading meaningful thoughts.

    Hoping for a positive response.

    Best Regards

    Dr Anjali Sharma

  23. Hello, I would like to be a Guest Blogger. What are the steps that I should take?

  24. Really interesting. Is there any chance freelance ELT bloggers can participate?

  25. Dear Team,
    To: Oxford University Press ELT

    Dear Oxford University Press Team,

    I hope this letter finds you well. My name is Tegegne Mekuriaand I am writing to express my interest in contributing written scripts, such as article samples, project proposals, and other relevant works, to Oxford University Press.
    I have been an avid reader of publications from Oxford University Press for many years, and I have always admired the high standard of quality and academic excellence associated with your publications. As an aspiring writer, I believe that my written contributions can align with your esteemed organization’s objectives and contribute to the knowledge and expertise within the academic community.
    I have prepared several written scripts that I believe could be of interest to Oxford University Press. These scripts include sample articles, project proposals, and other related materials that reflect my expertise and passion in various subjects. I would be honored to have the opportunity to share these works with your organization and potentially collaborate on future publications.
    To facilitate the submission process, I kindly request that you provide me with the appropriate website or portal where I can upload my written materials. Additionally, if there is an open email address designated for accepting such submissions, I would appreciate receiving it to ensure that my work reaches the relevant department or editor for review.
    I understand that the selection process for publication involves careful evaluation and consideration. Rest assured that I have dedicated significant time and effort to producing high-quality written materials that adhere to the standards set forth by Oxford University Press. I am confident that my contributions will align with your organization’s goals and enhance the existing body of knowledge within the academic field.
    Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the distinguished publications of Oxford University Press. Should you require any further information or samples of my work, please do not hesitate to contact me at my email or +251993139681.
    Yours sincerely,
    Mr. Tegegne Mekuria (Ass. Prof)

  26. I think all you have shared for us are very impressive lesson. for better achievement please give us short term training.

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