The decline and fall of course books

Session description

Presenter(s): 
Simon Greenal

Session details:

Over the past 30 years, coursebooks continue to get written, written about and written off. This talk will consider the extent to which criticism is justified, and review changing demands of teachers and students, and the commercial parameters of publishing. Finally, it will explore digital alternatives, and discuss how improvements in coursebooks require systemic change to the language learning ecosystem.