Materials Development

Andrew Walkley and Hugh Dellar

Having devoted two years to learning how to teach lexically,
Year 3 participants will now practice designing their own materials

About the course:

We expect to cover more around these areas:

- writing clear rubric / teachers notes;
- how students and teachers interact with the material;
- leaving space for student and teacher input;
- L1 and mediation;
- comprehension tasks and ‘no comp’ options;
- developing automaticity;
- ensuring recycling;
- sticking to time / flipped class options.

Course outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will:

- have collaborated in producing two or more lessons;
- working towards a particular outcome;
- have a framework for producing their own materials;
- have some techniques for language research and
- identifying useful language;
- understand the different roles and their importance within a collaborative creative process;
- have found their favoured role within that process;
- will have developed greater insight into learning and teaching – even where they are not producing material themselves.

About the speakers

Andrew Walkley

Andrew is the co-founder of Lexical Lab and the co-author of over twenty coursebooks, workbooks and teacher manuals (Innovations, Outcomes, Perspectives and Roadmap), as well as the methodology book Teaching Lexically and Grammar Nonsense . . . and what to do about it.

Hugh Dellar

Hugh has over twenty-five years’ experience in the field and is the co-founder of the online school and training company He has co-authored two five-level General English series, Outcomes and Innovations, both published by National Geographic Learning, as well as one level of the high-school series Perspectives. His first methodology book, Teaching Lexically, came out via Delta Publishing in 2016. Most recently, he has worked on two levels of the new Pearson General English series, Roadmap and Grammar Nonsense . . . and what to do about it, which was put out by Wayzgoose Press.
In the video Andrew Walkley is explaining why Outcomes is called Outcomes, and what the implications are in terms of syllabus, lesson design, and how you might adapt or write your own material.

Hugh Dellar is unpacking five things he has learned from TTT teachers on lesson planning and preparation.

Materials Development

Session 1
Deconstructing coursebooks

Webinar: June 14, 1:30 p.m. (GMT+3)
Follow-up: June 28, 1:30 p.m. (GMT+3)

Task: establishing outcomes

Session 2
Editing your outcomes, researching language and identifying what to focus on

Webinar: September 13, 1:30 p.m. (GMT+3)
Follow-up: September 27, 1:30 p.m. (GMT+3)

Task: language research and initial draft of the writing brief

Session 3
Options to reaching your outcome – speaking tasks and lesson shapes

Webinar: December 6, 1:30 p.m. (GMT+3)
Follow-up: December 13, 1:30 p.m. (GMT+3)

Task: establish the frame of your lessons and task/text content

Session 4
Options to reaching your outcome – speaking tasks and lesson shapes

Webinar: May 9, 1:30 p.m. (GMT+3)

Materials Development course is for
Year 3 participants ONLY