In this interview, Katherine Bilsborough talks about how creating her own materials was useful for her own professional development and gives some practical advice to teachers and teacher educators wanting to move into materials writing. She also talks about a recent project she has been working on for the British Council to produce printed material based around the 12 Professional practices in the Briitsh Council’s CPD Framework.

In her talk at the conference, Katherine looks at ways teacher educators and trainers can help teachers find, create, recycle and adapt good-quality materials that are appropriate for their learners. Katherine explores ways to help teachers to exploit authentic materials for classroom use.

The recording of the talk will be available soon

Your professional development: With each interview, we are asking our viewers to think about their own professional development. Below is a question for you to think about and answer. You can use these questions as a basis for discussion with colleagues or add a comment below.

For discussion: Think about how you adapt activities for your learners. What process do you go through to select appropriate material and then adapt for an ELT context?

 

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