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Vicky Saumell – ‘What about creating technology-enhanced materials?’

Nowadays, many teachers try to use digital materials to supplement language materials. However, ready-made digital materials do not always suit students’ needs nor meet teachers’ aims. In this talk, I will explore ways of creating digital materials for language learning in meaningful and creative ways by presenting the contextual and pedagogical realisation of the materials, the principles behind the writing process and by sharing activity samples as part of technology-enhanced lesson plans.

Vicky Saumell holds a Diploma in the Theory and Methodology of TESOL and another in Educational Technology.She has written and taught online New Learning Environments for the Master’s in ELT at Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia and teaches at Instituto San Francisco de Asis and Buenos Aires English High School in Buenos Aires. She is also a freelance author and has worked as a writer and trainer for Pearson, CUP, Macmillan and Santillana.

Creative Arts and Materials Writing, 1st April 2019, LITSIG/MAWSIG PCE, IATEFL Liverpool



Most teachers who use texts taken from the arts – be they literary, visual or musical – create activities to accompany them, and many of these teachers create materials for publication, or would like to know more about how to do this. Similarly, professional materials writers often incorporate creative materials into their publications, or would like to explore how to do so. This joint event between LitSIG and MaWSIG is, therefore, a marvellous opportunity to share expertise and experience.

We are delighted to announce that our day will begin with a talk by David Crystal, who will argue for the integration of the study of language and literature into English language courses. Anyone who has heard Professor Crystal speak before will know that we can expect an insightful, stimulating and entertaining beginning to the day.

The day will continue with a range of talks and workshops:

  • learning creativity from the literary greats
  • creating materials for teaching extracts from Shakespeare
  • using contemporary stories and poems
  • the BritLit project and teacher-generated resources
  • using artistic images to generate imaginative responses
  • graded readers: adapting classics vs writing original stories
  • developing materials based on plays, films and scripts

Register online at: https://conference.iatefl.org/booking.html

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