Materials Design and Writing in ELT

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Materials Design and Writing in
ELT
Shahram Khadir Sharabyani
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Day 1393
Designing Effective
English Language Teaching Materials
Introduction
• Advantages
1. Contextualization
2. Resources available
3. Individual Needs
4. Personalization
Designing Effective
English Language Teaching Materials
Introduction
• Disadvantages
1. Organization
2. Quality
3. Time
Factors we should bear in mind when designing
materials
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Learners
Curriculum and context
Resources and Facilities
Personal confidence and competence
Copyright compliance
Time
Guidelines to write materials
1. English language teaching material should be
contextualized.
2. Materials should stimulate interaction and be
generative in terms of language.
3. English language teaching materials should
encourage learners to develop learning skills and
strategies.
4. English language teaching material should allow for
a focus on form as well as function.
Guidelines to write materials
5. English language teaching material should offer
opportunities for integrated language use.
6. English language teaching material should be
authentic.
7. English language teaching materials should link to
each other to develop a progression of skills,
understandings and language items.
8. English language teaching material should be
attractive.
Guidelines to write materials
9. English language teaching material should have
appropriate instructions.
10. English language teaching material should be
flexible.
An Action Plan
• Start with completing a lesson plan.
• Articulate and share your assumptions about
learning and teaching.
• Think of the real-life domain from which you
are going to select your themes and notions.
• Specify the communicative functions of the
lesson.
• Decide on the language knowledge necessary
to fulfill the functions.
An Action Plan
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Plan the overall picture of the lesson.
Determine the task type(s).
Decide on the sequence of the tasks.
Write the tasks.
Share them with some colleagues.
Revise them and make any necessary changes.
If possible, pilot the lesson with some
students in real situations.

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