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Materials Development in Language Teaching By Brian Tomlinson (University of Luton)

Materials Development in Language Teaching

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This book engages with current issues in developing materials for language teaching.
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Materials Development in Language Teaching by Brian Tomlinson (University of Luton)

This volume consists of fifteen articles on current issues in developing materials for language teaching. The main objectives are to help readers to apply current theoretical principles and research findings to the practical realities of developing and/or exploiting classroom materials and to offer new ideas and directions in materials design that readers can pursue for themselves. The chapters are grouped into the following five themes: - Research and materials development; - Data collection and materials development; - Methodology and materials development; - Teachers and materials development; - Evaluation of materials. The contributors are all well known in the fields of applied linguistics and language teaching for their publications on language teaching methodology and many have additionally published language teaching materials for students and teachers.

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Materials Development in Language Teaching Reviews

'This is a useful and thought-provoking book which discusses the world of materials development from pedagogical, academic and commercial angles. There is much for the practising language teacher to reflect on and use, in an area which still has plenty of room for development.' QATESOL, 1998
'... a number of features make this book a candidate for reading lists on TESOL courses. The examples selected are from current text books for both school age and adult learners, there is a balance between theory and examples, writers draw on a combination of theoretical bases and their own experiences ...' TESOL in Context, 1998

Table of Contents

1 Using corpus data in the classroom; 2 Concordances in the classroom without a computer; 3 Telling tails: grammar, the spoken language and materials development; 4 A framework for materials writing; 5 Writing course materials for the world; 6 How writers write; 7 Piloting - a publisher's view; 8 The analysis of language teaching materials; 9 The evaluation of communicative tasks; 10 What do teachers really want from coursebooks?; 11 Seeing what they mean: helping L2 readers to visualise; 12 Squaring the circle - reconciling materials as constraint with materials as empowerment; 13 Autonomy and development: living in the materials world; 14 Lozanov and the teaching text; 15 Access-self materials.

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Materials Development in Language Teaching by Brian Tomlinson (University of Luton)
Brian Tomlinson (University of Luton)
Cambridge Language Teaching Library
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Cambridge University Press
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