This is a very practical course. A lot of class time will be in the form of workshops where you will work with your fellow teachers to create, evaluate and adapt materials based on the needs of your students, and you will be asked to complete a number of practical activities during the course. Ultimately, we hope that you can use the materials you design in your future lessons and that you will be able to pass on what you have learnt to colleagues where you work.
The course also includes input from your tutors. During the week we will look at some of the key areas and issues in materials development, such as principles underpinning materials design, the role of coursebooks, findings from SLA research, the role of the local syllabus or curriculum, teacher agency and learner motivation. We will also explore how a teacher can move into materials development, from sharing with peers, presenting at conferences to getting your materials published.
We hope that you will use the time between sessions to do further work on materials development tasks that you have started in the workshop sessions. We will bring materials to the sessions for evaluation, but this course will be more practical if you can bring materials from your own teaching context that we can explore.
These can be published materials you use or ones you have designed yourself. Wherever possible you will be encouraged to relate ideas discussed in class to the context(s) you teach in.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for teachers who want to make great lesson materials for their students or to share with other teachers and the wider ELT community. Get ready to be creative!
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Assess and evaluate materials and understand what makes good teaching and learning materials
- Design materials around texts to develop receptive skills
- Design materials for developing productive skills
- Design material for teaching specific language items
- Evaluate the effectiveness of your own materials and adapt them to suit the needs of different learners
- Understand effective materials design and layout
- Write effective instructions
Przykładowe zajęcia dodatkowe:
bilard *, bowling *, cycling *, fitness *, ice scating *, sport in park, sports tournament, tennis *
bicycle tours *, boat cruises *, city tour/walk, concerts *, conversation practice, cultural activities, cultural events and festivals, guided city tours *, international evenings, museum visits, orientation tour, sightseeng, theatre or cinema visit *, walking tour
The London Eye *, British Museum, National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Science Museum, Brighton *, Cambridge *, Oxford *
* zajęcia dodatkowo płatne