Course Description

In this course, you will learn how to teach writing in a way that is realistic, enjoyable and relevant to your learners. Rather than teaching writing out of context, make the most of everyday text types that learners are familiar with, and teach them how to write these. You will learn how to help learners focus on reader, purpose and format in order to recognise the language features they need to learn, and you’ll also get some practical ideas for teaching writing in this genre-based way.


What are learners saying?

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Getting Started with Genre-Based Writing

Maria Fernanda Rodriquez

Really interesting material to teach different genre-based writing activities

Really interesting material to teach different genre-based writing activities

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Course Author

Course Author Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips has worked in ELT for more than 30 years, teaching both multilingual and monolingual classes, in both the UK and abroad. Anna began writing materials for special courses as a senior teacher working for the British Council in Oman. Later, as Director of Studies and Owner-Manager of the International House school in Oman, she spent much of her time adapting and developing materials, owing to the lack of suitable course books for the needs of the students. Anna was also extensively involved in teacher training, both in-service and also for CELTA and DELTA. Anna has worked on a large number of textbooks for a variety of publishers. Her particular interest is making course books more ‘user friendly’ for teachers who are not native speakers of English.