Finding, selecting, and adapting materials to supplement coursebooks and design more engaging lessons can be a really time-consuming task, and the results may not be as good as we expect. In this vlog, Rubens Heredia shares 5 tips to create more effective materials for your English lessons.

Have these tips worked for you? Is there anything you would add to the list? Share your ideas in the comments or on our social media, and let us know how you get on with Rubens’ tips!


Useful references

Brown, H., Iyobe, B., & Riley, P. (2013). An evaluation of the use of student-generated materials. The Language Teacher, 37(3), 3-10.

Done, M. (2023). Do it yourself. Modern English Teacher, 32 (6).

Irgiztseva, I. (2024) Greener classrooms – easier than it seems. Modern English Teacher, 33 (2).

Mathews, D. (2024) Using AI for planning and teaching in language education. Modern English Teacher, 33 (2).

Ur, P. & Wright, A. (1992) Five-minute activities. Cambridge University Press.