Materials and Methods in ELT

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 25, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 352 pages
This is a comprehensive and practical introduction to central themes in the principle and practice of Teaching English as a foreign/second Language. It is written both for teachers and for those taking professional courses in ELT.

The first part, focused on the principles on which current methods and materials are based, explores such topics as educational frameworks: the communicative approach; post-communicative trends in syllabus and materials design and the evaluation and adaptation of materials.

Part Two relates these principles to individual language skills. It shows how theories concerned with the development of reading, speaking, listening and writing have affected the design and use of teaching materials. The final part of the book examines different methods available to teachers for organizing and managing the ELT classroom, discussing group and pair work; individualization; classroom observation and the teacher's role in the contemporary ELT context.


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The Framework of Materials and Methods
Current Approaches to Materials and Methods
Evaluating ELT Materials
Adapting Materials
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Reading Skills
Listening Skills
Speaking Skills
Integrated Skills
Groupwork and Pairvvork
lndividualization Selfaccess and Learner Training
Observing the Language Classroom
Views of the Teacher

Writing Skills

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About the author (2012)

Jo McDonough was Senior Lecturer in ELT and Director of EFL at the University of Essex. Her publications include ESP in Perspective (1984) and Research Methods for English Language Teachers (with S. McDonough, 1997).

Christopher Shaw was a lecturer on the MA TESOL course in the International Academy and on several MA ELT modules in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. He is currently on leave to work on other projects, including a resource package for EAP teachers.

Hitomi Masuhara was Senior Lecturer and Course Director of MA ELT and Materials Development at Leeds Metropolitan University. She is a founding member and Secretary of MATSDA (Materials Development Association) and is the author of Developing Language Course Materials (with B. Tomlinson, 2004) and editor of Research for Materials Development: Evidence for Best Practice (with B. Tomlinson, 2010).

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