Upcoming events

Friday 21 October 2022, 13:00-14:00 UTC – postponed until further notice

Webinar: How to create realistic non-Eurocentric materials

Presented by Sarah Omar

This webinar addresses the lack of non-Eurocentric content that fills coursebooks. It will help materials writers and teachers become more aware of the issues, norms and values that Arab ESL learners are concerned about when it comes to their socio-cultural background. Thus, it will raise awareness of the importance of creating realistic content for wider audiences and markets that goes beyond basic “How to order at a restaurant” kind of topics. This session falls under the umbrella of diversity and inclusion and provides an important CPD opportunity for ELT materials writers.


Sarah Omar is a passionate educator with more than ten years’ experience in the field of ESL. As part of her role as Higher Teacher, she has developed adults products at British Council Egypt, produced materials for her own classes and IELTS courses, designed formative and summative tests in General English and IELTS courses, and co-created and presented video content on YouTube (IELTS Café) to help prepare students for the IELTS test.

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