Egilea: edited by Julie Norton and Heather Buchanan

The Routledge handbook of materials development for language teaching

The Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching is the definitive resource for all working in this area of language and English language teaching. With 34 chapters authored by leading figures from around the world, the Handbook provides an historical overview of the development of language teaching materials, critical discussion of core issues, and an assessment of future directions.

The contributions represent a range of different international contexts, providing insightful, state-of-the-art coverage of the field. Structured in nine sections, the Handbook covers:

 changes and developments in language teaching materials
controversial issues in materials development
research and materials development
materials for language learning and skills development
materials evaluation and adaptation
materials for specific contexts
materials development and technology
developing materials for publication
professional development and materials writing

Demonstrating throughout the dynamic relationship between theory and practice, this accessible Handbook is essential reading for researchers, scholars, and students on MA programmes in ELT, TESOL, and applied linguistics.