Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-208) and index.
Introduction -- Principled materials development -- Materials, methods and contexts -- Materials evaluation and adaptation -- Reconceptualising materials for the technological environment -- Materials to develop reading and listening skills -- Materials to develop speaking and writing skills -- Materials for vocabulary and grammar -- Materials design : from process to product -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
Materials development has become much more important in the field of TESOL in the last twenty years: modules on materials development are now commonplace on MA TESOL courses around the world. The overall aim of the book is to introduce readers to a wide range of theoretical and practical issues in materials development to enable them to make informed and principled choices in the selection, evaluation, adaptation and production of materials. The book aims to show how these choices need to be informed by an awareness of culture, context and purpose.
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