Sponge Chats – Materials writing with Silvina Mascitti

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series.

If EFL Creative Ideas isn’t on your go-to list for lesson plans and ideas, then it should be. It is full of amazing lesson plans, complete with materials and teacher’s notes. And the mind behind these lovely resources? None other than Silvina Mascitti!

I was lucky enough to sit down for an hour with Silvina to discuss her motivations for moving into materials writing, her inspirations, challenges she is currently facing, and her aspirations. Her experience is unique amongst the Sponge Chats that I’ve done so far as she is very much just getting into materials writing, and as such her experience is something that I feel many of us can relate to.

In the Sponge Chat, Silvina also spoke about her experience on two well-known materials writing courses: The NILE materials development for language teaching module and John Hughes/Oxford University course on materials writing. Make sure to check out the Sponge Chat to listen to her thoughts 🙂

And, as usual, there were book recommendations. And I think Silvina broke the record for the number of book recommendations in one Sponge Chat! Here they are:

And blogs that were recommended by Silvina:

Remember to check our all the Sponge Chats on YouTube and Spotify – and don’t forget to subscribe!


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