NILE Winter Webinars ‘Think Globally, Act Locally: adapting published materials’ | Alan Pulverness
Date(s) - 16/12/2015
‘Think Globally, Act Locally: adapting published materials ‘ | Alan Pulverness
16th December | 4pm-5pm
“Materials are always written for idealised teaching situations and always require some degree of adaptation to meet the needs of particular learners in particular classrooms. Indeed, we could say that teachers are the co-writers of the materials they use. In this webinar we will look at the partnership between teachers and materials. We will ask what teachers can reasonably expect from materials and what they should expect to provide themselves. And we will look at ways in which teachers can intervene to localise their textbooks.”
Alan Pulverness is an Academic Director at NILE and (with Johanna Stirling) runs NILE’s Materials Development course. Author/co-author of a number of ELT textbooks, including the award-winning Short Course Programme (Macmillan 1993), he has worked extensively with the British Council in Bulgaria, Hungary and Poland on cultural studies teaching materials and syllabus projects and in Russia on reader development. From 2002 to 2006 he was the editor of IATEFL Conference Selections and from 2001 to 2005 he was co-chair of the British Council’s Oxford Conference on the Teaching of Literature. Among his recent publications are Reading Matters (Helbling 2007) and (with Mary Spratt and Melanie Williams) The TKT Course (CUP 2005; 2011).