Month: June 2016

Practical advice on developing your own teaching materials

Practical advice on developing your own teaching materials

This week, I've outsourced the discussion question from my Materials Development course. I asked my teacher friends and colleagues: Which ONE piece of advice would you give to a teacher who wanted to create their own classroom materials? My top tip is: First plan the aims you want to achieve with the materials, and use … Continue reading Practical advice on developing your own teaching materials

The Native Factor in ELT Materials

The Native Factor in ELT Materials

On the Materials Design itdi.pro course I'm currently doing, our tutor has prompted us to discuss: When using an authentic audio or video it is important to use only English native speakers? For me, the most problematic word here is 'only'. (Problem #2: Define 'native speaker!) And so my answer would be a flat out No. … Continue reading The Native Factor in ELT Materials

My Principles for Creating ELT Materials

  I make a lot of worksheets and materials available via this blog, which I hope  that many fellow ELT professionals will use and evaluate. In my opinion, though, it's important that anyone who wants to use my materials has some insight into the principles behind my work. I believe Materials for ELT should... be based … Continue reading My Principles for Creating ELT Materials