About English Language Teaching at Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press ELT was established in the mid 1970s, and within thirty years has become one of the world\’s leading publishers of ELT material. We now account for over a quarter of Cambridge Publishing\’s sales revenue and over a half of all publications sold.
The quality of Cambridge\’s ELT list is achieved by extremely close collaboration between in-house editors, all of whom have teaching experience and qualifications, and the teaching profession. Extensive market research precedes the development of new materials which are then piloted in schools in many parts of the world. The Press has some 200 ELT editorial, production and marketing staff in its Cambridge and New York offices, and in recent years ELT publishing centres have been developed in other regions, with editorial staff in Spain, Tokyo and Brazil. Output includes not only books but CDs, videos, CD-ROMs and, increasingly, Web-based materials. ELT publications are sold to almost every country in the world, promoted by representatives based in 67 countries, and with more than 90% of sales being made outside the UK.
Cambridge ELT first earned its reputation as a publisher of materials for adults, but, in response to ever larger numbers of young children learning English around the world, the list\’s range is expanding. Major new additions include Kid’s Box, and forthcoming software for the interactive whiteboard, Primary i-Box and Primary i-Dictionary. The oldest Press in the world now provides for even the youngest learners.
Cambridge University Press
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