Professional Development

for English Teachers

The 28th P.A.R.K. Conference

You know what you can do with your coursebook?!


Nikki Fořtová

KEY WORDSinteraction patterns, engagement, adapting materials, course book, off the page

AGE GROUPSteens, young adults



Sick of going through your coursebook exercise after exercise lockstep with no variety in activities or interaction patterns? Then this practical session is for you. 50 minutes of low prep, tried and tested activities to help take your coursebook off the page, balance the interaction in class, and lower your teacher profile.

Revision for some, new for others – come and find out what you can do with your coursebook.

Nikki Fořtová is a lecturer on the MA in Teaching at Masaryk University. She is also a CELTA and Oxford Teachers Academy trainer. Her ELT research interests lie classroom interaction, reflection, and the use of technology. Her current doctoral research explores corrective feedback by teachers at different stages in their career and in different classroom environments. Nikki enjoys playing the piano, running, and hula hooping. She isn’t very good at any of these but keeps a growth mindset about it all, so maybe one day she will be.