Materials development in language teaching / edited by Brian Tomlinson. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998. - xiv, 368 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface / Brian Tomlinson --
Glossary of basic terms for materials development in language teaching / Brian Tomlinson --
Introduction / Brian Tomlinson --
Pt. A. Data collection and materials development --
1. Using corpus data in the classroom / Gwyneth Fox --
2. Concordances in the classroom without a computer: assembling and exploiting concordances of common words / Jane Willis --
3. Telling tails: grammar, the spoken language and materials development / Ronald Carter, Rebecca Hughes and Michael McCarthy --
Comments on Part A / Brian Tomlinson --
Pt. B. The process of materials writing --
4. A framework for materials writing / David Jolly and Rod Bolitho --
5. Writing course materials for the world: a great compromise / Jan Bell and Roger Gower --
6. How writers write: testimony from authors / Philip Prowse --
Comments on Part B / Brian Tomlinson --
Pt. C. The process of materials evaluation --
7. Piloting --
a publisher's view / Peter Donovan --
8. The analysis of language teaching materials: inside the Trojan Horse / Andrew Littlejohn --
9. The evaluation of communicative tasks / Rod Ellis --
10. What do teachers really want from coursebooks? / Hitomi Masuhara --
Comments on Part C / Brian Tomlinson --
Pt. D. Ideas for materials development --
11. Seeing what they mean: helping L2 readers to visualise / Brian Tomlinson --
12. Squaring the circle --
reconciling materials as constraint with materials as empowerment / Alan Maley --
13. Autonomy and development: living in the materials world / Julian Edge and Sue Wharton --
14. Lozanov and the teaching text / Grethe Hooper Hansen --
15. Access-self materials / Brian Tomlinson --
Comments on Part D / Brian Tomlinson --
Conclusions / Brian Tomlinson Table of contents

This book engages with current issues in developing materials for language teaching.



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Language and languages--Study and teaching.
Teaching--Aids and devices.

418.007 / MAT 1998

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