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Materials and Methods in ELT

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Materials and Methods in ELT

Jo McDonough, Christopher Shaw

ISBN: 978-1-118-35745-3 October 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 352 Pages

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Materials and Methods in ELT is an essential resource for teachers or for those engaged in taking professional courses relating to all aspects of English language teaching.

Now available in its 3rd edition, this popular teachers’ guide offers a comprehensive and useful introduction to the principles and practice of teaching English as a foreign/second language. It examines the ideas behind current methodology and teaching materials, in addition to offering a practical guide to approaching materials and methods, evaluation and adaptation, technology for materials and methods, and teaching in under-resourced classrooms. These principles are then related to the individual language skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The authors examine the different methodologies available to teachers for organizing and running an ELT classroom; discussing group and pair work, individualization, classroom observation, and the teachers’ role in the contemporary ELT context.

Updated throughout, the 3rd edition features a new section on technology for materials and methods, as well as a new chapter on IT in English language teaching, and inclusion of new samples from current teaching materials.

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)