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From the drawing board to worksheet design: Creating a course . ELTAF Workshop 22 nd June 2013 Claire Hart. About me. Workshop structure. 1) Approaches to course design a. Some key terms b. Three recipes for course design

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from the drawing board to worksheet design creating a course

From the drawing board to worksheet design: Creating a course

ELTAF Workshop 22nd June 2013 Claire Hart

workshop structure
Workshop structure

1) Approaches to course design

a. Some key terms

b. Three recipes for course design

- case studies

2) Top ten tips for designing worksheets

let s look at some key terms
Let´s look at some key terms…

What is:

A course

Personalisation

Tailor-made

A negotiated syllabus

Course design

three recipes for course design
Three RECIPES FOR COURSE DESIGN
  • Topic-driven
  • Communication situation analysis
  • JIT (Just In Time)
1 the topic driven approach
1. THE Topic-Driven approach
  • Topic options
  • Choose 5 or 6 topics
  • What vocab? grammar?
  • 4 skills work
  • Business skills
  • Spend 4- 5 weeks on each topic
mixing and matching
Mixing anDmATCHING
  • Context: In-company
  • Industry: Construction
  • Timeframe: 38 weeks
  • Participants: 8
  • Level: mixed from high A2 to B2
  • Jobs: salesman, quality engineer, civil engineer, architect
  • Needs:

-> Broaden knowledge of industry-specific vocabulary

-> Improve accuracy

-> Work on business skills, especially telephoning and emailing

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PLAN
  • Week 1: Starting a conversation
  • Week 2: Tenses review -> present simple, continuous & perfect, past simple
  • Week 3: Have you ever?
  • Week 4: Technology landmarks
  • Week 5: Showing interest
what really happened
What really happened
  • We spent 7 weeks on this topic
  • In particular we spent a lot of time working on tenses
  • I realised we needed to focus more on conversation strategies and techniques
  • The learners enjoyed working on this topic
number 10
Number 10

Be consistent

number 9
Number 9

Use boxes and tables

number 8
Number 8

Use tabs, bullets and numbering

number 7
NUMBER 7

Leave space for the learners

is this enough space
IS THIs enough space?

1 Concrete is used to ______build walls______.

2 Copper is used to _________________________ .

3 Steel is used to _________________________ .

4 Fibreglass is used to _________________________ .

5 Carbon is used to _________________________ .

6 PVC is used to _________________________ .

number 6
Number 6

Use images

number 5
Number 5

Use a variety of activity types

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Matching pictures with words

  • Matching words with meanings
  • Matching sentence halves
  • Matching questions and answers
  • Ordering conversations
  • Categorising words
  • True or false
number 4
Number 4

Try jumbled phrases

number 3
Number 3

Ask a different question

number 2
Number 2

Include topics and issues that matter to the learners

number 1
NUMBER 1

The learners should know or be able to do something at the end of the lesson that they didn´t know or couldn´t do at the start of the lesson

Michael Swan

thank you very much for your attention
Thank you very much for your attention

You can email me at: clairehart@gmail.com