Materials Development

Andrew Walkley

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 speaker

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.
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.

Materials Development

Session 1
Deconstructing coursebooks

a recorded input-session

Session 2
Analysing language and converting it to tasks

a live workshop

Task: language research and initial draft of the writing brief

Session 3
Speaking tasks and lesson shapes

a live workshop

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