Materials and Methods in ELT
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 25, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 352 pages
This is a comprehensive and practical introduction to centralthemes in the principle and practice of Teaching English as aforeign/second Language. It is written both for teachers and forthose taking professional courses in ELT.
The first part, focused on the principles on which currentmethods and materials are based, explores such topics aseducational frameworks: the communicative approach;post-communicative trends in syllabus and materials design and theevaluation 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 ofteaching materials. The final part of the book examines differentmethods available to teachers for organizing and managing the ELTclassroom, discussing group and pair work; individualization;classroom observation and the teacher's role in the contemporaryELT context.
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