Katherine Bilsborough

Creating ELT materials

Helping teachers make excellent classroom resources

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I’m delighted to welcome you to Creating ELT Materials. If you want to learn more about writing great materials, you are in the right place.

To find out more about me, my partner and our experience and expertise, look here. You’ll also be able to read about how we can help you, whether you are a teacher, a teacher trainer, a school owner, a publisher or anyone else with an interest in materials.

On our Creating ELT materials Blog we give tips and advice for anyone writing their own materials. We also host guest materials writers who share insights from their unique perspective.


I hired Katherine for a very demanding and intense week of activity in Argentina, ranging from small workshops to a plenary session in a major national conference for an audience over 800 strong. Each and every one of those sessions was a success, built on three cornerstones: her knowledge and experience of materials design and language teaching, her excellent session design, and her warmth and professionalism in the delivery. She connected with every single person in those audiences, left nothing but smiles, insights and rave reviews in her wake, and was a delight to work with. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.

Pablo Toledo

As a British Council Project Manager in Uruguay, I had the privilege of hosting Katherine in Montevideo when she delivered a course on creating ELT materials. The input the participants received in the course was invaluable for the work they did in their independent jobs. Also, as a participant myself, what I learnt in Katherine's course was of great help for the work we did with Plan Ceibal en in the Ceibal en Inglés project. Katherine's course was a huge success! When we announced she was coming in person to Uruguay there was a great teachers' response - even when the course was to be delivered in the last week of the term, a few days before Christmas! Katherine is a highly respectable professional with profound knowledge and experience on designing ELT materials and of course, on teaching teachers how to develop their material writing skills themselves.

Mag. Adriana de los Santos

I met Katherine a few years ago back in Uruguay when I taught English in the country. Katherine provided us with valuable training on the writing of ELT materials for young learners. She did so in a way in which experimentation was encouraged and feedback was always nicely provided, promoting high levels of group cohesiveness. I remember how challenging it was for me to write my own materials, but Katherine managed to make my experience smooth and fun.

Caio Albernaz Siqueira

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