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  • Do you sometimes need to replace or supplement your classroom materials for your particular context?
  • Are you interested in learning how to create good quality, effective materials for your students?
  • Are you thinking of sharing lesson plans or materials on a blog or website?
  • Would you like to have an archive of ready-to-go custom-made materials for your lessons?
  • Have you thought of working as a materials writer for an ELT organization or a publisher?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, this is the course for you.


Live sessions (registered participants only)

  • June 7th – course participants only (60 minutes)
  • June 14th – course participants only (60 minutes)
  • June 21st – course participants only (60 minutes)
  • June 28th – course participants only (60 minutes)

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 GMT – Check your local time here: CONVERT TIME


Due to the hands on nature of this course, we will only offer two levels of certification:

  • Certificate of Distinction
    US $169 – Course, Recordings, Handouts, Private Community, Instructor Evaluation, and Private Mentoring.
  • Certificate of Accomplishment
    US $99 – Course, Recordings, Handouts, Private Community, Instructor Evaluation.


This 4-week online iTDi Advanced Skills course will bring up to 100 teachers together in our user-friendly iTDi online classroom every Sunday, and then continue throughout the week, sharing, discussing and reflecting in a private but vibrant online community.

As a registered participant, don’t worry if you ever have to miss a class. You’ll receive weekly recordings of each class, full transcripts of the text chat during class, assigned readings and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides. Furthermore, the online community will certainly become a wealth of ideas and information, and it will remain private and online for your use anytime in the future.

For more information about course content, scroll down to the Curriculum About Creating ELT Materials 2020 or click here.



As always, iTDi believes that all teachers deserve the same opportunity to improve themselves. Therefore, a limited number of scholarships will be available for this course. Please apply through our scholarship application.


About Katherine Bilsborough:

Katherine has worked in ELT for more than 30 years, first as a teacher, then as a teacher trainer, materials writer and author. She developed a passion for writing in the early years of her career when she would spend hours preparing supplementary materials for her own classes. Since then she has published course books and materials for most ages and levels. She writes regularly for National Geographic Learning, Oxford University Press, Macmillan, The British Council and BBC English. She writes blog posts and bi-monthly lesson plans for British Council Teaching English, and a monthly blog post for NGL’s ‘In focus’ blog. Katherine is founding member of the Facebook page Free and Fair ELT which finds and shares free resources for teachers each week. She is the author of ‘How to Write Primary Materials’, a guide for teachers who want to write primary materials professionally or for their own classes. Katherine is on the committee of IATEFL’s MaWSIG (Materials Writers Special Interest Group). She speaks regularly at conferences and teaching events and when she isn’t working she can be found in her vegetable garden. Katherine’s most recent project is as a co-founder of ‘ELT Footprint’, a blog and Facebook page for ELT professionals who are are actively looking for ways to limit the damage our profession does to the environment.


Course Curriculum

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