Subject details

  • Topics
    • Unit introduction & Materials Design Overview
    • Assessment Overview: Terminology and contemporary approaches
    • Product and Process aspects of materials provision
    • Approaches to materials design in a digital age
    • Impact and backwash in assessment
    • Needs analysis in materials design
    • Relating classroom materials to lesson objectives
    • Validity and Reliability
    • Practicality, Authenticity and Interactiveness in assessment
    • Preparing learners for external tests
    • Emerging and diverging approaches to assessment
    • Unit Review
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. reflect on personal practices and examine contemporary approaches to materials design and evaluation in TESOL
  2. integrate knowledge of current and emerging sources in evaluating and developing learning materials, and assessing language ability
  3. adapt and prepare materials and assessment items
  4. evaluate learning materials and evaluation procedures in terms of educational, cultural and social appropriateness.
  • Assignment 1 - Materials development (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Evaluation (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject enables students to reflect on personal practice in the light of approaches to materials design in a digital age and emerging and diverging approaches to evaluation in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

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