Fukuoka JALT: Advice on Designing EFL Materials That Work from an Author of the Wildly Successful Finding Out Series for Kids

Apr 22, 2019 08:11 by bilpel

Let’s Go has the distinction of being the first EFL course book series for children, and of remaining one of the world’s best-selling course books through five editions for nearly 30 years. As co-author, Barbara Hodgkind has seen trends come and go in materials design for young learners, but some fundamentals have withstood the test of time. She will talk about these in terms of guidelines that can help teachers create effective EFL materials, whether for learners in their own classes or for learners in classrooms around the world. Participants will then apply these guidelines in turning content into coursebook pages. Barbara will bring material for participants to work with, but if you have a coursebook you’d like to analyze and perhaps improve based on the guidelines we explore, please bring it along with you to this session. The principles covered will apply to materials for all levels of learners.

〒810-0001 福岡県福岡市中央区天神1-4-2 エルガーラオフィス6階

Location: Tenjin: Kurume University Satellite Campus in the ELGALA building, next to Daimaru, near Tenjin Minami station. Use the south-east “Office” entrance.

Fukuoka JALT is a chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (全国語学教育学会), a non-profit organization promoting excellence in language learning, teaching, and research by providing opportunities for those involved in language education to meet, share, and collaborate.
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