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Price Range £40.00 per week
Beginners Not for beginners
Class Size 16 maximum
Course Length 12 weeks
Town / City & Region , Central England
Tuition Style Combination of Group and One to One Tuition
Tuition Hours Per Week 0.0
Ages 18 - 65
Course Type Online
This 8-unit course is for all teachers who use materials or produce their own. These may be materials for your own classroom, for sharing with colleagues or even for publication. They may be print or digital. You will explore many aspects of effective materials development from key principles to practicalities. The course is also for those students on the NILE Master’s in Professional Development for Language
Education who have chosen the elective module in Materials Development, and these MA participants will have extension resources and activities throughout the unit content, as well as individual tutorial opportunities.
In the first unit you will get to know the course, the learning platform, your tutor and other participants and start to consider the relationship between teaching, learning and materials. In the next six units you will explore materials development in terms of learner needs, routes to language development, texts, levels of challenge, and design. You will receive input on these areas through a variety of means, will have plenty of opportunity to discuss your own opinions and experience and will also do practical tasks to allow you to practise what you have learnt and receive feedback. Many of the practical tasks will be related to your own teaching context so you can use them with your own learners. To ensure your materials are as effective and principled as possible, you will also have the opportunity to explore and articulate your own beliefs about language teaching, learning and materials through building up a personal record which you add to and adjust as you progress through the course. Materials for the four skills as well as vocabulary and grammar will be addressed, in both print and digital forms.
In unit 8 you will review the course and prepare for your final assignment, a choice of assessed products for open-enrolment course participants, and the assessment requirements of the MA module for those on the Master’s programme.
Who should apply
This course is suitable for teachers who already have some teaching experience and want to develop their materials development skills or who are already materials writers. Participants should have a minimum language level corresponding to B2 on the Common European Framework.
How to apply
• Go to the NILE website at www.nile-elt.com. Click on the online course tab and select the course you are interested in.
• In the Dates & Fees tab, choose which course you would like to attend
• If you already have a NILE account, sign in on the website
• If you do not already have a NILE account, register on the website and then sign in
• Complete the full online enrolment and payment process
• Once we have received notification of your payment, you will be provided with all necessary pre-course documentation
Your fees should be paid in full prior to starting your course.