Sample Two-day Writer Training Course

Day 1

An introduction to writing ELT materials

How to source and adapt authentic texts

How to write reading activities

Overnight we give the teachers a task. For example, we could ask them to choose a piece of material they’ve developed for their own class, and ask them to adapt it so that another teacher could use it in their class. Participants then have a chance to work on their own material on Day 2. At the end of the day, they go away with an edited worksheet in a template customised for them, with a style sheet that can be applied to all the materials generated by the participants.


Day 2

How to write audio scripts and listening activities

How to write teacher’s notes for ELT materials

How to understand copyright law

How to develop a writing and publishing action plan