NEW YORK COLLEGE BA ENGLISH LANGUAGE & TEACHING STUDENTS ON EVALUATING TEACHING MATERIALS
The Department of English Language and English Language Teaching of New York College organized a materials selection and evaluation workshop that took place during the International Publishers exhibition in Athens on Saturday 17th March 2018.
The workshop was led by Dr. Sylvia Karastathi, Lecturer in TESOL and course leader for the 3rd Year course ‘Materials Design’. Students from the BA in English Language and Language Teaching selected and evaluated materials for particular student profiles, using research-informed evaluation criteria. After touring the exhibition and discussing with publishers’ representatives, students presented their finding and evaluations for their particular student profile.
This was a unique experience for our BA students, who have studied principles of Materials Selection and Evaluation, and were able to apply them in a real-life setting, as well as network with representatives from the ELT publishing sector in Greece.