Coursebook authors fight back #ELTchat Summary 01/05/2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013 15:21 | Filled in Summary

This is a summary of the 1200 PM BST #ELTchat held on May 5, 2013. The topic of the chat was inspired by two IATEFL sessions The ELTJ Debate (a debate about whether coursebooks reflect students’ lives and needs with Scott Thornbury vs Catherine Walters) and The decline and fall of coursebooks (a talk by Simon Greenall).

 

N.B. (On 10.01.2016)

 

Unfortunately IATEFL has taken these recordings down – best read the blog posts suggested below

 

You can also read Scott and Catherine‘s follow up blog posts.

 

After the staid and dry way in which I wrote my first summary, I thought I’d try something different. What better way to summarize a great rambling chat like this than with a rambling infographic. The summary can also be downloaded as a PDF in case you need to copy any text.

 

 

 

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About the Author

Adi Rajan

Adi Rajan is a Business English trainer and course designer with a global consulting firm in Bombay, India. He is interested in cross-cultural competence, disruptive innovation, MOOCs & Mandarin. His blog is No Wind, No waves

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4 Comments to Coursebook authors fight back #ELTchat Summary 01/05/2013

  1. Teresa Gomes de Carvalho says:

    May 13th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Hi Adi, your summary is simply amazing. I can easily follow the discussion thread.

  2. Simon Greenall says:

    May 15th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Adi, this is an excellent report of the #ELTchat discussion, thank you and well done.

    Just a minor point, my talk title had a question mark The decline and fall of coursebooks? The question mark is important as my answer suggested that there wasn’t a significant decline and fall, or at least not just yet.

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