About the course
Participants start the course by learning about the principles of materials development. They discover what makes materials effective and good and they examine a suggested framework for materials writing.
At the same time, from the beginning of the course, participants start building a portfolio of materials that can: (a) be used immediately with their own students (b) be easily adapted to use with other students.
Teachers will be encouraged to use the materials they make and, through a series of reflection activities, evaluate their effectiveness and explore ways to improve them or adapt them to use in other contexts. They will also be invited to join in a valuable peer evaluation scheme, sharing advice and commenting on materials.
With Katherine you will …
- learn about the principles of material design
- become familiar with a framework for materials writing
- learn how to select and effectively adapt authentic materials for classroom use
- learn how to create original materials for classroom use
- learn how to create materials from student-generated content
- have an opportunity to create a range of supplementary materials including:
- materials for reading, listening, speaking and writing
- exam practice materials
- vocabulary and grammar activities
- pair work activities
- games & puzzles
This course includes a workshop component in which participants will build up a portfolio of their own materials. By the end of the course, successful participants will have the skills needed to create materials for many different contexts.