Developing English Language Materials

Rating: 5/52 users

All our summer courses this year will be run at London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road campus, just 10 minutes by tube into Central London.

In addition to the course fee there is 110 Euro registration fee. It is also possible to pay in Pounds Stirling see our website for prices.

Course Outline
Most teachers will write for their English Language class at some point, whether it’s a vocabulary quiz or a discussion task, a lesson based around an authentic text or even a whole course in English. Guided by Hugh and Andrew, with their vast experience in materials writing and English Language publishing, this course will help you produce better materials to teach English. We consider the principles and methods underlying materials writing and how they will be used in class by you and other teachers and we provide workshops where you bring your own material to get advice on and develop. We expect you to bring your own device to work on these English language and CLIL materials, but please contact us if this is a problem. We also believe that the methodology you'll learn and the process of writing materials will make you a stronger teacher of English or CLIL teacher.

In addition to the course content we provide a number of social and cultural visits in and around London including an optional trip on the final Saturday of the course. Some of these visits will be free - others may incur an additional cost such as theatre tickets.

At the end of the course, you will:
• leave with improved materials you bought for your English class
• be clearer about your own principles and methods underlying your teaching and materials writing
• be better able to think about how your material fits with outcomes of English or CLIL courses
• take users more into account when producing material in English
• have an insight into the professional English Language publishing process.

Check it’s the course for you:
I am a teacher of English with C1 level and have done some informal or formal testing or assessment
I have a test or ideas for assessment I’d like to share, get advice on and develop .
I want to discuss some theory and methods in language and language learning to help develop my material.

If it’s not for you:
I am more interested in general teaching methodology, try Teaching Lexically: English Methodology Refresher
I am more interested in developing test and assessments – try Better testing and Assessment of English
I want to develop a range of material fro my organisation or have more specific needs – contact Andrew Walkley below.

For examples of Hugh and Andrew's material see:

Course organiser
Lexical Lab
London, United Kingdom

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Upcoming sessions

20.07.2020 > 25.07.2020 (ID: 106512, Confirmed))
Register before 22.06.2020

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Attended 07.08.2017 - 10.08.2017

I have been attending, during a week last August, to the Developing Teaching materials course organized by LexicalLab included in their summer school programme. It has been an extremely interesting course, which provides you with the principles needed to create your own materials. Andrew Walkley and Hugh Dellar have run the course masterfully. Meeting the authors of the ESL series Innovations and Outcomes in person and learning from them has been amazing. There was also a wide range of interesting cultural and social activities. I highly recomend this course to anyone interested in writting their own materials and been more critical when selecting them.

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Attended 07.08.2017 - 10.08.2017

Coming back right now from Developing Teaching materials course organized by LexicalLab within heir summer school programme. An amazing course, that gives you the tools and mechanisms of how to create your own materials. Many thanks to Andrew Walkley and Hugh Dellar. It's been a great pleasure to meet the authors of th best ESL series Innovations and Outcomes in person and learn from them. Special thanks for cultural and social activities lexicallab has organized for us and places off the beaten track we've been shown. It's been a great experience and pleasure to meet wonderful colleagues from all over the world and share our experience. Hope to see you next year!

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