About the session
The motion: 'Published course materials don't reflect the lives or needs of learners'
To propose the motion: Scott Thornbury (The New School, New York)
To oppose: Catherine Walter (Department of Education, Oxford University)
Chair: Graham Hall (ELT Journal)
Coursebooks and other published course materials are a key source of teaching ideas and materials for many teachers around the world. But to what extent do they help or hinder language teaching and learning? How far do they reflect a particular view of language learners and of society? Our two speakers will debate the issues surrounding published course materials in ELT. Please come along, have your say, ask questions – and join in the vote.