Materials Writers

Statement of Purpose

TESOL’s Materials Writers Interest Section (MWIS) provides a forum to discuss the development, use, and publication of EFL/ESL materials in books and other media. MWIS members develop materials for their own classrooms, for the use of other teachers in their schools, and for publication. MWIS also involves editors, developers, designers, programmers, and others involved in materials development.


  • Sponsor academic sessions at TESOL's annual convention
  • Sponsor refereed presentations, such as papers and workshops, on matters of interest to materials developers
  • Sponsor discussion groups and other gatherings for the discussion of materials development
  • Conduct an annual business meeting with elections
  • Maintain a directory of MWIS members, their areas of expertise, and their willingness to help other materials developers

Leaders, 2017-2018

Chair: Jane Petring
Chair-Elect: Patrice Palmer
Past Chair: Walton Burns
Newsletter Editor: Alex Monceaux
Community Manager: Cerise Santoro