Emma Heyderman

Fix the coursebook, not the learners!

Coursebooks provide structure and useful content, right? But what if this one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work? How can we adapt activities so that they meet learners’ needs rather than expect learners to fit them? This practical workshop will encourage participants to take a critical look at coursebook material and then, through demonstration explore some simple ways to fix it.

Emma Heyderman has been in ELT since 1989, working for several schools, including Lacunza – International House, San Sebastian, the Bell School and the University of the Arts, Westminster. An experienced ELT writer, Emma’s titles include Influence (Macmillan) and Complete Preliminary (Cambridge). She runs workshops for local teachers and is also a regular speaker at national and international events.