Brainshark presentation of my IATEFL13 talk: Of course! Using a coursebook AND dealing with emergent language


of course thumbnail

 

Recently there has been a focus on dealing with ‘emergent language’, rather than following a syllabus. But does this mean that coursebooks are irrelevant? Surely coursebooks are ultimately a collection of topics, texts and tasks- the bedrock of any course.

In this 20 minute presentation, I  look at some ideas for using coursebooks (or any other off the shelf material) while still allowing the teacher to facilitate and engage with emergent language.

 

17 Comments

Filed under Different ways to use a coursebook, Downloadable lesson materials, Exploiting authentic recordings and videos, Grammar, Teaching methodology, Writing

17 responses to “Brainshark presentation of my IATEFL13 talk: Of course! Using a coursebook AND dealing with emergent language

  1. Kalimullah Marwat

    Hi Rachael, Congratulations! It’s so revealing; the illustrations are so apt. I got what I feel I can use in my class with my students. Thanks Regards Kalim

    ________________________________

  2. gcyama

    Hello Rachael–Brilliant presentation! So brilliant in fact that I am commenting for the first time. Love your blog. Thanks for this! Gretchen

  3. Hi Rachael, really interesting talk – thank you. I’ve tried to find “Textdebate.com”, but I can’t find it. Did I hear you correctly?

  4. Pingback: Brainshark presentation of my IATEFL13 talk: Of course! Using a coursebook AND dealing with emergent language | Tutor Trove

  5. Pingback: Communicative Teaching Revisited | Tutor Trove

  6. A wonderful presentation. I couldn’t agree more.
    Thank You
    Tina

  7. Lesley Duffin

    This was really interesting and thought provoking Rachael. You’ve hit on a really important area for teachers who like to provide some semblance of structure for their learners but want to add, alter and embellish published material. As I’ve become more experienced I’ve used ideas and materials from several sources adapting them for whoever is in my group but in the early days course books were essential and I think this is the same for many teachers. There are some excellent books with interesting and useful materials so why not use them. Someone has spent a lot of time getting them right after all.

    • Yes, I completely agree. Fine if you don’t want to use published materials, or want to make your own, but why make it a moral stance when there are also clear benefits to using them?

  8. Pingback: Brainshark presentation of my IATEFL13 talk: Of...

  9. Pingback: Brainshark presentation of my IATEFL13 talk: Of...

  10. Pingback: Brainshark presentation of my IATEFL13 talk. Us...

  11. Pingback: Brainshark presentation of my IATEFL13 talk: Of...

  12. Pingback: Brainshark presentation of my IATEFL13 talk: Of … – elt-resourceful | Englada

  13. A good point and many nice ideas. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s