English Language Teaching: Materials and Planning

The course will introduce students to important aspects of materials and planning: using coursebooks, adapting & supplementing materials, and lesson planning.
13 lessons with assignments
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About the course
The course will explore both the advantages and disadvantages of coursebooks, and how to approach choosing and evaluating coursebooks. Students will examine the rationale behind adapting and supplementing materials, what to consider in terms of adapting materials, and how to supplement materials in practice. Finally, the course will focus on different perspectives on a lesson, how to determine lesson aims and content, and how to sequence lesson components effectively. By the end of the course, students will have a fuller understanding of materials and planning in English Language Teaching.
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  • 1 623 students

Target audience

  • English teachers

What will you learn

  • How to choose coursebooks for specific students’ needs
  • Know why and how to adapt and supplement materials
  • Understand how to meet lesson aims using different content
  • Distinguish between different sequences of lesson components
Authors
Peter J Mitchell
Expert in ELT, intercultural communication and international collaboration
Andrei Shilnov
Senior lecturer, Department of Translation and Language Communication, National Research Tomsk State University
Vladimir Vozdvizhenskiy

Senior lecturer, Department of Translation and Language Communication, National Research Tomsk State University

Course program
Introduction
  • Intro
  • About the instructors
  • About the university
  • Course team
1. Using coursebooks
You will watch 3 lectures about the advantages and disadvantages of using coursebooks in English Language Teaching, the factors to consider when choosing a coursebook for a particular class, and how to evaluate its effectiveness. You will be provided with a number of short quizzes to check your learning. To expand your knowledge further, you will also be provided with links to additional materials.

  • Advantages of coursebooks
  • Disadvantages of coursebook
  • Choosing & evaluating coursebooks
2. Adapting & supplementing materials
You will watch 3 lectures focusing on ways of adapting ELT materials at different levels (from macro adaptation to adapting specific exercises) and different types of supplementary materials (both printed and digital). You will be provided with a number of short quizzes to check your learning. To expand your knowledge further, you will also be provided with links to additional materials.

  • Rationale for adapting & supplementing materials
  • How to adapt materials
  • How to supplement materials
3. Lesson planning
You will watch 3 lectures exploring different perspectives on a lesson, the metaphors by which a lesson can be represented as well as the functions of a lesson in light of these metaphors. You will also explore different types of lesson aims and fundamental lesson components. You will be provided with a number of short quizzes to check your learning. To expand your knowledge further, you will also be provided with links to additional materials.

  • Different perspectives on a lesson
  • Lesson aims & content
  • Sequencing lesson components: engage, study, activate (ESA)
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13 lessons
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Free schedule
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English Language Teaching: Materials and Planning
The course will introduce students to important aspects of materials and planning: using coursebooks, adapting & supplementing materials, and lesson planning.

What will you get

  • 13 lessons with assignments in a chatbot
  • Author’s presentation: simple, clear and with interest in the subject
  • Free schedule: no deadlines and due dates for assignments
  • All materials are available immediately, you can start learning at a convenient time
  • Professional video and modern graphics
  • Quick contact with technical support
  • Certificate of Completion

What will you learn

  • How to choose coursebooks for specific students’ needs
  • Know why and how to adapt and supplement materials
  • Understand how to meet lesson aims using different content
  • Distinguish between different sequences of lesson components
Sign up for the course for free. Learning will start in summer 2022
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