Some ELT teachers are curious about getting a start as a writer of coursebooks or other materials for publication. Going straight to the publishers is a good idea because there are a lot of misconceptions about what this process is like. The main one is that you should write a book and then take it […]
Entries Tagged as 'curriculum development'
February 5th, 2013 · No Comments · EFL, Editing, Handouts, Materials development, TESOL, curriculum development
April 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Culture, EFL, Handouts, Resources, TESOL, curriculum development
Looking for conference presentation slides and handouts? Try this page first. The most recent presentations are at the top. In most cases you can download the PowerPoint slides and handout. You can usually also view the PowerPoint on SlideShare. You can download from there, as well, but because of all the images, some of the […]
February 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Culture, EFL, TESOL, curriculum development, reading, speaking, teacher-training
Greetings, all! Conference season is just about upon us. This winter and spring I’ll be giving talks at TESOL Arabia in Dubai, TESOL in Philadelphia, a symposium on English language teaching in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and then at CATESOL in Oakland. The brief audio file below gives more details—well, the topics at least. Hope to […]
December 21st, 2011 · No Comments · EFL, Materials development, curriculum development, speaking, teacher-training
The December 2011 TESOL Quarterly contains a wonderful study by Dilin Liu analyzing the frequency of phrasal verbs across several corpora. This is a really useful article for teachers and materials writers, with lots of great information in it and a valuable companion to his 2003 corpus study on the […]
October 10th, 2011 · 4 Comments · curriculum development, teacher-training
How much time do you spend preparing your lessons in advance? Are you a planner? Or do you like to let the lesson take its own course?
As a young student teacher I learned how to carefully plan my lessons. I would write out exactly what I planned to do during each part of the fifty-minute […]
July 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments · EFL, Resources, TESOL, curriculum development, language testing, speaking
A recent thread on the TESOL English as a Foreign Language Interest Section e-list discussion group raised the issue of teaching conversation in the EFL classroom. I came up with the following list of useful books for those interested in teaching speaking.
Folse, K. S. (2006) The art of teaching speaking: Research and pedagogy for ESL/EFL […]
April 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Consulting, Culture, EFL, Program Administration, curriculum development
I’m just back from performing a program review for a couple of intensive English programs in Saudi Arabia. Lots of grist for the intercultural communication mill. Major issues in student motivation and finding the appropriate materials for the curriculum, as well. I’ve got to hand it to teachers who are able to teach over there […]
April 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Culture, Handouts, Materials development, curriculum development, reading
I’ve added three presentations from TESOL 2011 in New Orleans to the resources page. You can find handouts and PowerPoint slides for Writing Textbooks that Sell, Integrating Culture and Social Responsibility, and Writing Effective Learning Outcomes.
March 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Culture, Handouts, Materials development, Program Administration, Q: Skills for Success, TESOL, curriculum development
I’m looking forward to the TESOL Conference in New Orleans coming up during the week of March 20th. Hope to see you there! Here are a few topics I’ll be presenting on. Look here for handouts and PowerPoint slides after the conference.
Authors Wanted Worldwide: Write for TESOL Books!
Friday, March 18, 2:00-3:45 Hilton – Jasperwood Room, […]
April 20th, 2010 · No Comments · EFL, Handouts, Materials development, Resources, TESOL, curriculum development, pronunication, reading
Jenny Bixby and I will give a talk at CATESOL in Santa Clara on April 24th. The title is Principles to Practice in Teaching Reading and draws on much of the research that we did in preparation for our forthcoming student reading/writing textbook from Oxford University Press. You can download the handout and PowerPoint here […]