Tag Archives: materials development

Integrating OER Materials Into the English Language Classroom

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Open Educational Resources (OER) are accessible, open, and free resources that you can embed into your courses. Other organizations, individuals, and educators share resources freely, providing an open license for them to be used by others. These could be images, … Continue reading

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Tidying Up Your ELT: 3 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Teaching

Gabriela Kleckova
Gabriela Kleckova

In this blog, I share a few tips on decluttering your teaching. My thinking about the topic of clutter in teaching has been inspired by recent movements to let go of our possessions in order to be happier and freer—becoming … Continue reading

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Teacher-Made Materials Design: 6 Flaws and Fixes

Gabriela Kleckova
Gabriela Kleckova

Despite a broad range of professionally developed language teaching materials, we often prepare our own materials (e.g., worksheets, checklists, surveys, tests, assignments sheets) in order to provide learners with more personalized, individualized, or localized contents and tasks. How many of … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Innovate TESOL Curriculum

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

If necessity is the mother of invention, as TESOL educators, we may want to develop our own or adopt new materials for a few reasons. Sometimes, we find ourselves in teaching contexts without the materials that we need or would … Continue reading

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