English Language Teaching Materials Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 0521121582
ISBN-13: 9780521121583
Edition: 2010
Authors: Nigel Harwood
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Description: This volume presents a union of theoretical and practical pedagogical perspectives on materials design and development. This volume provides an incisive overview of the current state of materials design in language teaching. Seventeen original  More...

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List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This volume presents a union of theoretical and practical pedagogical perspectives on materials design and development. This volume provides an incisive overview of the current state of materials design in language teaching. Seventeen original chapters explore the issues involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of materials in language programs in a wide variety of settings and contexts. This stimulating collection considers different approaches to materials design - including teacher-developed classroom materials, commercial materials, and technology-driven materials. Discussion questions and tasks follow each chapter to make this volume useful to both prospective and practicing teachers alike.

Contributors
Series editor's preface
Introduction
Issues in materials development and design
Perspectives On Materials
Second language acquisition research and language-teaching materials
The theory and practice of technology in materials development and task design
Principles of effective materials development
Critical praxis as materials development: Responding to military recruitment on a U.S. campus
Materials for the Language Syllabus
A principled approach to content-based materials development for reading
A genre-based approach to developing materials for writing
Listening as process: Learning activities for self-appraisal and self-regulation
Materials to develop the speaking skill
Developing materials for discipline-specific vocabulary and phrases in academic seminars
Materials for Specific and Academic Purposes
Materials for university essay writing
Writing for publication: Corpus-informed materials for postdoctoral fellows in perinatology
Research-based materials to demystify academic citation for postgraduates
Making professional academic writing practices visible: Designing research-based heuristics to support English-medium text production
English for nursing: Developing discipline-specific materials
Using textbook and real-life data to teach turn taking in business meetings
Designing materials for community-based adult ESL programs
Author index
Subject index

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