Featuring extensive updates and revisions, the 3rd edition ofMaterials and Methods in ELT offers a comprehensive anduseful introduction to the principles and practice of teachingEnglish as a foreign/second language.
- A popular and practical guide for teachers, teachers intraining, and for students studying methods and materials
- Features a new chapter on IT in English language teaching, newsamples from current teaching materials, plus a new section ontechnology for materials and methods
- Covers how to approach materials and methods, evaluation andadaptation, technology for materials and methods, and teaching inunder-resourced classrooms
- Examines the different methods available to teachers fororganizing and managing an ELT classroom, including group and pairwork, individualization, and classroom observation
About the Author
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).
Table of Contents
Part I: Topics in the Design of Materials and Methods:.
1.The Framework of Materials and Methods.
2. The Impact of the Communicative Approach.
3. Current Approaches to Materials Design.
4. Evaluating ELT Materials.
5. Adapting Materials.
Part II: Teaching Language Skills:.
6. Reading Skills.
7. Listening Skills.
8. Speaking Skills.
9. Writing Skills.
10. Integrated Skills.
Part III: Aspects of Classroom Methods:.
11. Group and Pair Work.
12. Individualization, Self-access and Learner Training.
13. Observing the Language Classroom.
14. Views of the Teacher.
Appendix: Websites for ELT.
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"A complete reference for students, especially in undergraduate ELT programmes. The magic of this book is in its honesty in making real connections between theory and practice." - Jayakaran Mukundan, Putra University, Malaysia
"For any interested teacher wanting to understand how to select, adapt, and create language learning materials, this book is an excellent guide." - Paul Slater, University of Brighton
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