Materials Development in Language Teaching

Materials Development in Language Teaching

Author(s): Brian Tomlinson
Publication Date: 14-04-2011

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Materials Development in Language Teaching aims to help readers apply current theoretical principles and research findings to the practical realities of developing and exploiting classroom materials. The authors also suggest new ideas and directions in materials development, which readers can pursue for themselves. This book is accessible to readers with little previous experience in the field, and is essential reading for all those involved in developing materials for language teaching.

In the second edition of this highly popular title, each chapter has been comprehensively revised and updated to take into account both recent research and the significant technological developments since the first edition was published in 1998. Two new chapters have been added to assess the potential of electronic media for materials development. These chapters include an overview of the technologies available, as well as individual case studies and activities. Key features:

  • Comprehensively revised and updated.
  • Draws on the combined expertise of the top researchers and practitioners in the field.
  • Five accessible sections deal with data collection, materials writing, materials evaluation, electronic delivery of materials, and ideas for materials development.

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