the round is an independent collective of creative individuals in English language teaching.

It was founded by Lindsay Clandfield and Luke Meddings in spring 2011 and arose from a series of conversations about bridging the gap between blogs and books – and about the difficulty of placing innovative, niche or critical materials with the big ELT publishers.

Our mission is threefold:

  • to provide great material for educators (fairly priced and readily accessible)
  • to give a fair deal to authors (who sell and retain the copyright on their own work)
  • to be a learning environment (where we share expertise and ideas)

The website, designed and developed by Mark Bain, is a shared space for marketing products by round authors and disseminating round news and ideas.

You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.