Three current TESOL controversies controversies course book eliciting elt reading aloud tesol Oct 22, 2021

By James Jenkin

Course books: Yes or no?

Many teachers and students are fans of course books. Most are professionally written and provide teachers with ready-made material. Their alignment with international proficiency levels, such as CEFR, is useful for schools. And, more importantly, they...

Continue Reading...
Bringing a Course Book to Life course book elt learner-centred pedagogy materials development Sep 22, 2021

By James Jenkin

Many language learners (and teachers) like having a course book.

Students feel a book gives a course direction, and makes it seem organized. They can review what they’ve covered. And many modern course books are well-written, attractive and interesting.

However, we can make...

Continue Reading...