Kitakyushu JALT:

Designing EFL Materials that Work

Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto

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 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.

Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Kitakyushu JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Ogura TM (Teramoto) Building (map)

Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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