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Language Teaching Materials Adaptation and Development

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
ELT 7001 7 Language Teaching Materials Adaptation and Development 2/6/0 CC English 10
Course Goals
This course aims at enabling students to evaluate, adapt. And develop materials in foreign language teaching. It also aims at equipping students with the necessary skills to evaluate coursebooks.
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Instructor(s) Professor Birsen Tütüniş
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Teaching Methods and Techniques  Lecture, dicussion, Report writing

 
Principle Sources Allwright, R. L. (2001). What do we want teaching materials for. In Richard Rossner. and Rod Bolitho, R. (eds.). Currents of Change. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press.

Al-Busaidi, S., & Tindle, K. (2010). Evaluating the impact of in-house materials on language learning. In B. Tomlinson, & H. Masuhara (Eds.). Research for materials development in language learning (137-149). London, UK: Continuum.

Byrd, P. (2001). Textbooks? Evaluation for selection and analysis for implementation. In M. Celce-Murcia (Ed.), Teaching English as a Second and Foreign Language (3rd ed.) (pp.415-427). Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle.

Cunningsworth, A. (1995). Choosing Your Coursebook. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers. 
Other Sources  McDonoughandShaw (1993) Materials and Methods.

Dat, B. (2003). Materialsfordevelopingspeakingskills. In B. Tomlinson (Ed.). Developing
materialsforlanguageteaching (375-393). London, UK: Continuum.

Gomez-Rodriguez, L. F. (2010). English textbooksforteachingandlearning English as a 
foreignlanguage: Do theyreallyhelptodevelopcommunicativecompetence? 
Educacion y Educadores, Vol. 13(3), 327-346.

Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction to the course; discussing the relationship between materials and teaching methods; discussing the impact of the communicative approach on materials design
2. Week Investigating current approaches in materials design Discussion by student groups: preparing materials for grammar and designing in class grammar materials as application
3. Week Basic principles of material development Discussion by student groups: preparing materials for reading and listening skills and designing in class reading and listening materials as application
4. Week Discussion by student groups: preparing materials for speaking; using authentic texts for materials development; assessing appropriateness in EF(S)L teaching materials: assessing textbooks for their overall quality and appropriateness to promote communication
5. Week Evaluating ELT materials and compiling a criteria list for evaluation Unit preparation assignment due (materials development practice)
6. Week Adaptation techniques and the reasons why we need to adapt materials for our intended audience Discussion by student groups: adaptation techniques and application on a selected unit from a current book in the class
7. Week ntroducing supplementation and the reasons why teachers need to supplement Materials adaptation assignment due
8. Week General overview of the class textbooks Discussion by student groups: evaluating and compiling a check list to assess textbooks and the using a checklist to shortly evaluate a book in the class as the application
9. Week General overview of the class textbooks - continued Materials supplementation assignment due
10. Week Evaluating coursebooks in terms of grammar structures selected; investigating selecting and grading criteria; investigating the presentation and the practice of skills in the books Discussion by student groups: identifying cultural problems in video
11. Week Evaluating a coursebook; evaluating the appropriateness of themes and topics of the coursebook; investigating the relationship between the method and techniques and the coursebook content; investigating the quality of the teachers’ book
12. Week Discussion by student groups: evaluating in-house materials
13. Week Implementing the questionnaire prepared by the students on the coursebook satisfaction of the teachers and the students’ data gathering and analysis
14. Week Implementing the questionnaire prepared by the students on the coursebook satisfaction of the teachers and the students’ data gathering and analysis
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Assessments
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 40
Final Exam 1 60


Program Outcomes
PO-1Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
PO-2Define the contemporary language learning theories.
PO-3Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
PO-4Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
PO-5Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
PO-6Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
PO-7Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
PO-8Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
PO-9Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
PO-10Practice classroom management skills.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1Students will be able to learn, comprehend, apply, synthesise and evaluate the rationale behind the preparation and the use of materials such as pictures, posters, dictionaries, resource books, audio-cassettes, and CDs.
LO-2Students will be able to learn, comprehend, apply, synthesise and evaluate the rationale behind the use of technical equipment such as blackboard/smart board, overhead projector and so on.
LO-3Students will be able to learn, comprehend, apply, synthesise and evaluate the rationale behind the preparation of written materials which take place in the curriculum.
LO-4Students will be able to learn, comprehend, and evaluate long-term and short-term planning which is appropriate to the curriculum.
LO-5Students will be able to learn, comprehend, use and evaluate the concepts of "curriculum and "syllabus".
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
 PO 1PO 2PO 3PO 4PO 5PO 6PO 7PO 8PO 9PO 10
LO 1
LO 2
LO 3
LO 4
LO 5