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Get iTDi Certified in ELT Reading Materials Design

Participants will be expected to attend all four classes (live or through recordings) and participate in the class forum discussions. They will also be expected to complete a project in which they prepare (though do not necessarily complete) their own graded reader.  Teachers opting for the Certificate of Accomplishment will be eligible for a detailed individualized assessment of this graded reader (or another ELT publishing related) project.

Books by Marcos Benevides
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iTDi Advanced Course

ELT Reading Materials Design with Marcos Benevides

Get iTDi certified in ELT Reading Materials Design this September with award-winning author and publisher Marcos Benevides. Explore the relationship between intensive and extensive reading. Work with frequency lists and corpora. Even publish your own graded reader. Teachers with little or no materials-writing experience are welcome!

This 4-week course will help you explore the relationship between intensive and extensive reading by focusing on the practical side of materials creation and publishing - particularly on the writing and editing of graded readers.

Live sessions (registered participants only)

  • September 7th – course participants only (60 minutes)
  • September 14th – course participants only (60 minutes)
  • September 21st – course participants only (60 minutes)
  • September 28th – course participants only (60 minutes)

Time: 14:00 - 15:00 GMT

Enroll in the entire course for only US $49

Course + Evaluation + Certificate of Accomplishment US $75

Questions? Contact support@itdi.pro

With Marcos you will...

  • Explore the differences between intensive, extensive, and hybrid approaches to teaching reading.
  • Learn how to select and effectively adapt authentic materials for teaching reading.
  • Learn how to create original materials for teaching reading.
  • Have an opportunity to write and publish a graded reader.

This course includes a workshop component in which participants will practice finding, reading, writing, adapting, editing, and even publishing a graded reader of their own. By the end of the course, successful participants will have the skills needed to self-publish their work on distribution platforms like Lulu or CreateSpace  and will be ready to take their work even further.



Marcos Benevides

Marcos Benevides teaches at J. F. Oberlin University in Tokyo, where he is the Reading and Writing Curriculum Coordinator for the English Language Program. He is an internationally recognised ELT writer and series editor, having co-authored the critically acclaimed Widgets: a task-based course in practical English (Pearson, 2008) and the multiple award-winning Fiction in Action: Whodunit (Abax, 2010), as well as having edited the popular Choose Your Own Adventure graded reader series (McGraw-Hill, 2011). His current project is the Atama iiBooks series of easy-English multi-path adventure stories.