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Materials and Methods in ELT: A Teacher's Guide, Third Edition

January 2013, ©2013, Wiley-Blackwell
Materials and Methods in ELT: A Teacher


Featuring extensive updates and revisions, the 3rd edition of Materials and Methods in ELT offers a comprehensive and useful introduction to the principles and practice of teaching English as a foreign/second language.

  • A popular and practical guide for teachers, teachers in training, and for students studying methods and materials
  • Features a new chapter on IT in English language teaching, new samples from current teaching materials, plus a new section on technology for materials and methods
  • Covers how to approach materials and methods, evaluation and adaptation, technology for materials and methods, and teaching in under-resourced classrooms
  • Examines the different methods available to teachers for organizing and managing an ELT classroom, including group and pair work, individualization, and classroom observation


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Author Information

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).
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“Revising a classic is not to be undertaken lightly. The risks are great, as is the labour. The original authors and their new co-author, Hitomi Masuhara, are to be congratulated on their achievement. I recommend this new edition highly as a unique contribution to the field and urge you to buy a copy.”  (Folio, 1 September 2014)

"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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Materials and Methods in ELT: A Teacher's Guide, 3rd Edition
ISBN : 978-1-4443-3692-4
352 pages
January 2013, ©2013
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