ELTAF Workshop: From the Drawing Board to Worksheet Design - Creating a Course


Location: Cosmopolitan Restaurant & Konferenz, Im Hauptbahnhof 1, 60329 Frankfurt am Main. Lift located opposite platform 4. Parking in Hauptbahnhof Süd Parking Garage, Mannheimerstrasse.

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Claire Hart: From the Drawing Board to Worksheet Design: Creating a Course


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Personalisation, tailor-made courses and the negotiated syllabus: these are all terms which are bandied around when people talk about course design in ELT, but you may find yourself asking what they mean in reality and how we, as teachers, can reap the benefits they promise. This session will begin by demystifying these terms and examining different approaches to what I would like to call student-centred course design with some practical examples from my teaching experience and the opportunity for participants to comment on and discuss these case studies.

In the second half of the workshop we will look at translating these course designs into lesson ideas and worksheets you can use in class. At this stage, I'll share some tips that I've learned while creating professional-looking worksheets for my blog and for publishers, which can help you look like more of a pro too.


Biographical info: Claire Hart currently delivers in-company business English and ESP courses in Ulm and Neu-Ulm, working in a range of companies from freight forwarders to automobile component manufacturers and baking product suppliers. Claire began teaching EFL eight years ago after graduating from the University of Cambridge with a BA (Hons) in History and then completing an MA in Museum Studies. As much as she loves history and museums, English language teaching proved to be her true passion and she is now a keen advocate of professional development for business English and ESP teachers. In her role as IATEFL BESIG Web and Online Team Coordinator, Claire also organises online professional development opportunities that draw in participants from all over the world. Claire´s other love is ELT materials development and she shares lesson plans and ideas on her Business English Lesson Plans blog: www.businessenglishlessonplans.wordpress.com.


Cost for ELTAF members: EUR 5; non-members: EUR 10

For all workshops: In order for us to book the right size room, you need to register by sending a separate email to:  and pay the workshop fee to the ELTAF account with the Postbank Frankfurt:
ELTAF e.V. Account no. 756 47 600, Bank code: 500 100 60.
State the title of the workshop in the reference line. Your registration is only complete when you have transferred the workshop fee.