English Language Teaching Materials: Theory and Practice provides an overview of the current state of materials design in language teaching. The materials discussed include the complete range of language-learning resources from teacher-Created materials to commercially-developed tasks, texts, and activities.
Seventeen original chapters explore the issues involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of materials in a wide variety of contexts. The contributors, an international group of established experts, explain the theories and principles underlying their approaches to materials design. They examine the issues that materials writers encounter when developing language-teaching materials, both in print and digital formats, and present a variety of solutions that help resolve those issues.
Discussion questions and tasks follow each chapter to make this volume useful to prospective and practicing teachers alike.