Over the past year and a half I’ve built up a good stock of EFL lessons that I’ve designed myself from scratch, several of which I’m particularly proud of. Rather than posting the lessons themselves, I thought it would be useful to start recording the design and development processes of future lessons, to see if any patterns emerge in the way I build them, try them out on students and make changes.
As well as the sense of pride and achievement I feel when one of my lessons is successful, I enjoy the creative process of designing my own materials. It can be rather time consuming, however, so I wonder whether in recording the development process I’ll find ways to work more economically, without sacrificing the quality of the lesson’s content.
The two main questions I ask myself when I’m trying out a new lesson are:
Does it achieve it’s aims?
Is it enjoyable for the student/s?