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

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

Brian Tomlinson, Hitomi Masuhara

ISBN: 978-1-119-05498-6

Jun 2017, Wiley-Blackwell

416 pages

$39.99

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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.

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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