Developing Materials for Language Teaching

Developing Materials for Language Teaching

by Brian Tomlinson

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ISBN-13: 9781474210539
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 2 MB

About the Author


Brian Tomlinson is a Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He has worked in Japan, Indonesia, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, the UK, Vanuatu and Zambia and has given presentations in over fifty countries. He is Founder and President of MATSDA and has published many articles and books on materials development and on language acquisition.

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsviii
Prefaceix
Introduction: Are Materials Developing?1
Part AEvaluation and Adaptation of Materials
Chapter 1Materials Evaluation15
Chapter 2Selection of Materials37
Chapter 3A Coursebook is What It is because of What It has to Do: An Editor's Perspective58
Chapter 4Adapting Courses: A Critical View72
Chapter 5Adapting Classroom Materials86
Comments on Part A101
Part BPrinciples and Procedures of Materials Development
Chapter 6Developing Principled Frameworks for Materials Development107
Chapter 7Writing a Coursebook130
Chapter 8Publishing a Coursebook: Completing the Materials Development Circle141
Chapter 9Humanizing the Coursebook162
Chapter 10The Visual Element in EFL Coursebooks174
Chapter 11Creative Approaches to Writing Materials183
Chapter 12Developing Electronic Materials for Language Teaching199
Chapter 13Hyperfiction: Explorations in Texture221
Comments on Part B234
Part CDeveloping Materials for Target Groups
Chapter 14Materials for Adults: 'I am No Good at Languages' - Inspiring and Motivating L2 Adult Learners of Beginner's Spanish239
Chapter 15Materials for Beginners256
Chapter 16Materials for Adult Beginners from an L2 User Perspective275
Chapter 17Talking like Texts and Talking about Texts: How Some Primary School Coursebook Tasks are Realized in the Classroom291
Chapter 18Materials for Specific Purposes306
Comments on Part C324
Part DDeveloping Specific Types of Materials
Chapter 19Materials for the Teaching of Grammar329
Chapter 20Materials for Developing Reading Skills340
Chapter 21Coursebook Listening Activities364
Chapter 22Materials for Developing Speaking Skills375
Chapter 23Materials for Teaching Vocabulary394
Chapter 24Materials for Language through Literature. Rocking the Classroom: Rock Poetry Materials in the EFL Class406
Chapter 25Materials for Language Awareness422
Chapter 26Materials for Cultural Awareness426
Comments on Part D439
Part ETraining in Materials Development
Chapter 27Materials Development Courses445
Chapter 28Simulations in Materials Development462
Chapter 29Materials Development and Teacher Training479
Chapter 30A Practical Experience of Institutional Textbook Writing: Product/Process Implications for Materials Development490
Chapter 31Personal and Professional Development through Writing: The Romanian Textbook Project505
Comments on Part E518
Conclusion521
Notes523
Index526

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