Our Publications


At McIlwraith Education, we have published widely on many aspects of English Language Teaching. In addition, we have decades of experience in proofreading and editing academic texts. Our services include include copy editing, content editing and checking citations. We are expert at editing academic journal articles, books, collections of conference papers, and dissertations and theses.

  • Buckmaster, R. 2018. Understanding English: An Introduction to the Associative Model of English. The English Ideas Project. Available online here.
  • Buckmaster, R. 2017. The Ideas Of English Grammar. The English Ideas Project. Available online here.
  • McIlwraith, H. and Fortune A. 2016. English Language Teaching and Learning in Egypt: An insight. London: British Council. Available online here.
  • McIlwraith, H. (ed.) 2016. The Abuja regional Hornby School: Language lessons from Africa. London: British Council. Available online here
  • Buckmaster, R. and Valahu, V. 2016. Teaching English: Being the Best. The English Ideas Project. Available online here.
  • Buckmaster, R. 2015. A Brief Guide to Text Analysis and Corpus Linguistics. Available online here.
  • McIlwraith, H. (ed.) 2014. The Cape Town Language and Development Conference: Looking beyond 2015. London: British Council. Available online here.
  • McIlwraith, H. 2014. Island Echoes: Voices from North Uist. Available online here.
  • McIlwraith, H. (ed.) 2013. Perspectives on English in the Middle East and North Africa. London: British Council. Available online here.
  • McIlwraith, H. (ed.) 2013. Multilingual Education in Africa: Lessons from the Juba Language-in-Education Conference. London: British Council. Available online here.
  • Tomlinson, B. and Whittaker, C. (ed.) 2013 Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation. London: British Council. Available online here.
  • Mitchell, D. and McIlwraith, H. (ed.) 2012. English Language Market Report: Turkey. London: British Council.
  • McIlwraith, H. 1998. Coping with Bereavement. Oxford: Oneworld. (2nd edition published 2001) Available online here.

Articles and Chapters

  • Buckmaster, R. 2018. Thinking about the Passive. In English Teaching Professional January 
  • Whittaker, C. Military English Matters. In: L. Buckingham (ed.) 2016. The Growth of English in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • McIlwraith, H. 2012. Designing a ‘Language-in-Education’ planning strategy in TunisiaIn Tribble, C. (ed.) 2012 Managing Change in English Language Teaching. London: British Council pp. 105-108.
  • Whittaker, C. 2014. Blended Learning EFL: Adopting a Principled Approach to Integrating Technology. In: R. Al-Mahrooqi & S. Troudi (ed.) 2014 Using Technology in Foreign Language Teaching. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 8-29.
  • Whittaker, C. 2013. Using the e-Delphi technique in ELT research. ELT Research 29.
  • Buckmaster, R. 2013. Demand High? In IH Journal June 
  • Whittaker, C. 2012. Redesigning a blended learning course in Bosnia & Herzegovina: Introducing new technologies for ELT. In: C. Tribble, (ed.) (2012). Managing Change in English Language Teaching: Lessons from ExperienceLondon: British Council, pp. 135-139.
  • Buckmaster, R. 2012. Less is More. In English Teaching Professional November 
  • Buckmaster, R. 2012. Reading Aloud: Breaking the Taboo in Humanising Language Teaching Magazine February 
  • Whittaker, C. 2011.  What is a ‘practical’ principled approach to blended learning course design?’ 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, Bosnia & Herzegovina, May 2011. 
  • Buckmaster, R. 2011. Keynote Article: The CEF: Walking ‘Can Do’ Backwards.  In Modern English Teacher October.
  • Whittaker, C. 2010.  Contemporary Approaches to Teaching and Learning English. National Conference on English Language Teaching, Nigeria, November 2010. 
  • Crossey, M. and Whittaker, C. 2006. The British Council Peacekeeping English Project: the Use of Learner Technology for a Changing Geographical Focus. CALL Review, Spring.
  • Buckmaster, R. 2009. Professional Presentations. In English Teaching Professional May.
  • Buckmaster, R. 2008. A Failure of Imagination. In IH Journal November.
  • Buckmaster, R. 2007. Death In The Afternoon. In English Teaching Professional May.
  • Buckmaster, R. 2005. Creating A Key Word List. In English Teaching Professional Issue 38 May. 
  • Buckmaster, R. 2005. Reading And Reading Skills. In Modern English Teacher April.
  • Buckmaster, R. 2005. Police Materials And Teacher Development ProjectsIn Folio January.
  • McIlwraith, H. 1998. Managing conflict in Advanced Teacher Training Course (ATTC) projects. In ELT Newsletter: Teaching English in China, Vol. 27, pp. 103-107.
  • McIlwraith, H. 1994. Spotlight on China, Modern English Teacher, Vol. 3 No 2. 1994, pp. 62-65.
  • McIlwraith, H. 1993. An examination of the use of lectures and other teaching methods in Chinese teacher training courses, Jilin University Journal of Social Sciences, 1993, pp. 143-163. 

Selected Conference Presentations

  • McIlwraith, H. 2016. English in Egypt: An Insight. Paper presented at the UK-Egypt ELT in Egypt Partnerships Forum, 7 March 2016, London, UK.
  • McIlwraith, H. 2015. Primary English Language Policy and Implementation. Paper presented at the South Sudan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) Alternative Education Systems (AES) Thematic Working Group Conference, 30 June 2015, Juba, South Sudan.
  • McIlwraith, H. 2015. Reflections, Challenges and Perceptions on Implementing the Armed Forces Language Policy. Paper presented at the Expodefensa Feria Internacional de Defensa y Seguridad, 2 December 2015, Bogota, Colombia.
  • Whittaker, C. 2014.  Blended Learning in English Language Teaching – Course Design. English to Go – Successful Blended Language LearningConference, Magdeburg, Germany, 5th-7th November 2014.  
  • Whittaker, C. 2013.  Blended Learning in ELT: Course Design and Implementation. 47th IATEFL Annual Conference and Exhibition, Liverpool, April 2013. 
  • Whittaker, C. 2013.  Blended Learning Course Design – Questions to Consider. British Council Universities Forum, Istanbul, 18th & 19th February 2013.
  • Whittaker, C. 2012.  Blended Learning in ELT: Course Design and Implementation. QuiTE Annual Seminar, London, Online and blended learning in TESOL education: building interactive learning communities, December 2012. 
  • Whittaker, C. 2005.  Seeing is believing? Designing & Implementing a Developmental Observation Programme. 3rd IATEFL ELTA Annual Conference, Serbia, 2005.