IATEFL Webinars ‘Making materials on topics that are excluded from mainstream coursebooks’ | Ilá Coimbra and James Taylor
Date(s) - 11/10/2019
15:00 - 16:00
|Ilá Coimbra and James Taylor – ‘Making materials on topics that are excluded from mainstream coursebooks’
Raise Up! is a charitable project that was created with a simple aim – what would a mainstream English language coursebook look like if it represented a wider range of people? We feel that significant improvements need to be made in how various groups in society are included in the most popular international coursebooks, and in this webinar we will describe how the first edition of Raise Up! came to be.Ilá will begin by summarising the current situation regarding representation in coursebooks. She will describe the groups that are currently unseen, hard to see or misrepresented, and explain why diversity benefits everyone: learners and teachers.In the second part, James will go into the process behind the creation of Raise Up! and the principles that underpin it. He will explain how the lessons were written and designed, and then speak about the future of the project and how MAWSIG and TDSIG members can help out.
Ilá Coimbra has been an English teacher since 2001 and a teacher trainer since 2011, especially preparing students and teachers for language exams. Ilá is based in Munich, Germany, holds DELTA Module 2, CELTA and CPE certificates and has been attending and presenting at local, national and international conferences since 2014. She is also one of the founding members of BRAZ-TESOL Voices SIG, a special interest group that focuses on equality in ELT.
James Taylor is a DELTA qualified EFL teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and podcast producer based in Brasília, Brazil. He has taught English to adults and teenagers in Brazil, South Korea, Belgium and Costa Rica since 2007. In August 2018, he self-published his first ebook, entitled “How Was Your Weekend?” He produces the ELTON nominated TEFL Commute podcast.