From Language Teacher To Content Creator: A Personal Journey

Join IATEFL Business English SIG and Pete Sharma for this Webinar

Many business English teachers create their own language teaching content. Such material may be designed for different contexts, including: in-company, pre-experience, one-to-one and online. Which skills and what kind of knowledge base do content creators need in this post-pandemic era? This webinar aims to answer these questions. In it, Pete traces his own development as a content creator.

The webinar starts with a series of reflections on the nature of business English materials. 
Part one mentions the inspirations and experiences which moulded his core beliefs. 

Part two takes a chronological approach, starting with the presenter’s first ‘accidental’ move into writing, and describing various key projects. These include: an apprenticeship writing a weekly e-lesson; co-authoring a resource book for socializing; writing for digital media and creating innovative ‘Learning journeys’ for a post-pandemic world.
Part three distils this experience into a number of tips and advice on creating business English teaching content, with a particular focus on digital content. The webinar will be of interest to language teachers wishing to move into content creation as well as practising ELT authors.


PRESENTER: Pete Sharma

Pete Sharma is a lecturer, teacher trainer, consultant and author. He worked for many years in business English as a teacher trainer and materials writer. Pete is a regular conference presenter and the co-author of several books on educational technology in language teaching, digital materials, resource books and Teacher’s Books. The Internet and Business English (co-author with Barney Barrett) (Summertown) was Highly Commended in the Duke of Edinburgh ESU Awards. Pete was a former BESIG committee member and Newsletter Editor of BESIG Issues. He has a Masters degree in Educational Technology and ELT) from Manchester University.  

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Event details

Event type:

SIG Webinar
Business English


05/02/2023 - 15:00 UK time
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Whilst everyone is welcome to attend this professional development event, free of charge, certificates of attendance and access to the recording will only be provided to IATEFL members