ISBN 9781444336924,Materials And Methods In Elt

Materials And Methods In Elt


Jo Mcdonough


Wiley Blackwell



Wiley Blackwell

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781444336924

ISBN-10 1444336924


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)


A complete reference for students, especially in undergraduate ELT programmes. The magic of this book is in its honesty in making real connections between theory and practice. Jayakaran Mukundan, Putra University, Malaysia For any interested teacher wanting to understand how to select, adapt, and create language learning materials, this book is an excellent guide. Paul Slater, University of Brighton Product Description This is a comprehensive and practical introduction to central themes in the principle and practice of Teaching English as a foreign/second Language. It is written both for teachers and for those taking professional courses in ELT. The first part, focused on the principles on which current methods and materials are based, explores such topics as educational frameworks: the communicative approach; post-communicative trends in syllabus and materials design and the evaluation and adaptation of materials. Part Two relates these principles to individual language skills. It shows how theories concerned with the development of reading, speaking, listening and writing have affected the design and use of teaching materials. The final part of the book examines different methods available to teachers for organizing and managing the ELT classroom, discussing group and pair work; individualization; classroom observation and the teacher's role in the contemporary ELT context.