IA487-7-SP-CO: Materials Design And Development
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Department: Essex Pathways
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No
Dr Sandra Huang
Dr Sandra Huang
firstname.lastname@example.org; ext. 4845
|Module is taught during the following terms
The aims of the module are:
- to familiarise students with the theory of ELT materials design.
- to equip students with the basic arguments for and against the use of coursebooks in the classroom.
- to enable students to adapt coursebook materials in ways which are appropriate in particular teaching contexts.
- to give students practice in designing their own teaching materials, incorporating authentic material where appropriate.
- to relate materials design to current ELT methodology.
Topics covered will include:
- the pro & anti-course book debate
- adapting & supplementing coursebook material
- methodology, ideology and the coursebook writer
- using authentic texts
- using corpus-based materials
- using literary texts in the language classroom
Learning and Teaching Methods
1x2 hours per week: informal lecture + discussion/workshop
100 per cent Coursework Mark
Students will be assessed on the basis of one 3,000 word assignment.
- McGrath I (2002) Materials Evaluation and Design for Language Teaching. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
- Tomlinson B (ed) (1998) Materials Development in Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Willis J (1996) A Framework for Task-Based Learning. Harlow: Longman.