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Blog for us

Our blog is read by an international audience of both YLT SIG members and non-members, including practitioners who work with Early Years, Primary, and Secondary as well as trainers and academic managers. Posts feature a wide range of topics related to teaching English to children and teenagers, training YL English teachers, CPD, and academic management in a YL ELT context. Our readers are especially interested in reading about experiences and ideas with a practical focus.

Blog Contributor

Please follow these guidelines to ensure that
your contribution is accepted for publication

  • be in English
  • be written in a non-academic style, easily accessible to our diverse readership
  • include a title of no more than ten words, which focuses on one young learner age range: early years or primary or secondary
  • be written in MS Word using 12-point Arial font, left justification, single line
  • avoid long paragraphs (these are very off-putting for online readers – try using bullet points and lists where possible)
  • include paragraph headings or section headings, which should be in bold
  • avoid numbering or lettering systems for headings and lists
  • not contain headers, footers, page numbers or footnotes
  • not include images in the Word document (these should be sent as separate attachments in an email along with your Word file)
  • include notes to show positions of any images or illustrations
  • only use copyright-free images and media
  • include relevant links as hyperlinks and provide references for any published material that is quoted in the text
  • not be used as a platform for promotion of any commercial product
  • a short biography (50 words maximum)
  • the url of your professional blog/website (if you have one)
  • details of any relevant social media links (e.g. Twitter username, Facebook
    page, YouTube Channel)
  • a photo of the author(s) in landscape format (see here and here for
    good examples)

Please note that all contributions will be reviewed by the YLTSIG committee before publication to ensure the above guidelines have been followed. The publications editor reserves the right to make/request changes if necessary.

  • YLT SIG will share your post through our social media channels and we
    encourage you to do the same
  • please check your post for comments and reply to them – our readers will
    appreciate you taking the time to interact with them