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Materials and Methods in ELT

Materials and Methods in ELT

Jo McDonough, Christopher Shaw

ISBN: 978-1-118-35745-3

Oct 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.

“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)