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Materials and Methods in ELT: A Teacher's Guide, 3rd Edition

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Materials and Methods in ELT: A Teacher's Guide, 3rd Edition

Jo McDonough, Christopher Shaw, Hitomi Masuhara

ISBN: 978-1-444-33692-4 January 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 352 Pages

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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

 

List of Figures vii

Preface to the Third Edition ix

Acknowledgements xi

Part I Topics in the Design of Materials and Methods 1

1 The Framework of Materials and Methods 3

2 Current Approaches to Materials and Methods 17

3 Evaluating ELT Materials 50

4 Adapting Materials 63

5 Technology in ELT 79

Part II Teaching Language Skills 107

6 Reading Skills 109

7 Listening Skills 135

8 Speaking Skills 156

9 Writing Skills 181

10 Integrated Skills 201

Part III Aspects of Classroom Methods 225

11 Groupwork and Pairwork 227

12 Individualization, Self-access and Learner Training 245

13 Observing the Language Classroom 268

14 Views of the Teacher 288

Bibliography 308

Index 329

“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)