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Materials Development

for the EFL Classroom

Think outside the box – and the book – to create effective lessons!

Coming up with supplemental lessons, activities, and exercises for your English classes can be difficult and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be! In this course, you’ll learn to create purposeful, theory-based materials that expose students to authentic language, foster confidence, and have a communicative purpose.  

Course Curriculum

Module 1    An Overview of Materials Development
Module 2    Principles for Materials Design
Module 3    Creating Your Own Materials

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Learning Objectives

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the definition of materials development

  • Identify the different types of materials to develop for your classroom

  • Examine language acquisition theories related to the materials design process

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of materials creation versus textbooks or other pre-made materials

  • Apply the necessary steps and advice for developing your own teaching materials and maintaining an organized collection of your teaching materials

  • Reflect on the success of materials design on your classroom and how to improve upon your materials portfolio

Requirements to take this course:


  • 18 years of age.

  • An intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B1 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language).

  • Teaching experience or a general TEFL/TESOL certificate (recommended).


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Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.

Flexible schedule
Work at your own pace - complete in as little as 3 weeks!


Interactive content
Instructional videos, downloadable resources, quizzes & activities, and discussion board.

Certificate of completion

Qualify for jobs teaching online with a specialized certification.

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R$ 97,50 

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