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The Complete Guide to the Theory and Practice of Materials Development for Language Learning

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The Complete Guide to the Theory and Practice of Materials Development for Language Learning

Brian Tomlinson, Hitomi Masuhara

ISBN: 978-1-119-05498-6 June 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 416 Pages

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The Complete Guide to the Theory and Practice of Materials Development for Language Learning provides undergraduate and graduate-level students in applied linguistics and TESOL, researchers, materials developers, and teachers with everything they need to know about the latest theory and practice of language learning materials development for all media.

The past two decades have seen historic change in the field of language learning materials development. The four main drivers of that change include a shift in emphasis from materials for language teaching to language learning; evidenced-based development; the huge increase in digital delivery technologies; and the wedding of materials developed for the learning of English with those for other second or foreign languages.

Timely, authoritative, and global in scope, this text represents the ideal resource for all those studying and working in the field of language learning.

Preface vii

Materials Development So Far 1

Issues in Materials Development 25

Materials Evaluation 52

Materials Adaptation 82

The Development of Materials 117

The Process of Publishing Coursebooks 145

Developing Digital Materials 171

Developing Materials for the Acquisition of Language 189

Developing Materials for the Development of Skills 220

Developing Materials for Young Learners 246

Developing Materials for Teenagers and Adults 270

Developing Materials for Different Levels, Users, and Purposes 291

Visuals, Layout, and Design 325

Writing Instructions for Language-Learning Activities 342

Materials Development Research 355

Conclusion 389

Resources Useful for Materials Developers 391

Index 399

"This thought-provoking and resourceful book will be of great help for teachers, publishers, and researchers interested in materials development. In addition to informing the reader about historical tradition, providing the results of the latest empirical findings, and summarizing the existing trends in materials development, the authors voice their own beliefs coming from their many years of personal and professional experience." - LINGUIST LIST, June 2019

"Everyone in this profession needs a copy of this book at hand to consult in their everyday working lives, be they teachers, teacher trainers, directors of study or publishers. The language in the book is accessible and the book will prove useful for those new to materials development as well as those who have been developing and adapting materials for years but who perhaps have not thought about it concisely as a distinct activity." - Naeema B. Han, Leeds Beckett University, UK, Folio 18/2 September 2018