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NDJ / 09.03.20071 Materials Evaluation EL441 Introduction to the YL classroom Dr Nilüfer Demirkan-Jones ELTC Spring 2007, Session 8.

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1 NDJ / Materials Evaluation EL441 Introduction to the YL classroom Dr Nilüfer Demirkan-Jones ELTC Spring 2007, Session 8

2 NDJ / Working with a course book The course book provides the teacher with –a well thought out programme –a source of practical teaching ideas –a range of materials for efficient preparation The course book offers the learner –a focus –a sense of security –support for independent study

3 NDJ / Course materials Core components –Pupil ’ s Book –Activity Book –Teacher ’ s Guide –Class Cassettes Supplementary components –Flashcards –Posters –Student ’ s Cassettes –Test Book –Picture Dictionary –Video Cassette

4 NDJ / Learner factors Age Cultural background Cognitive maturity Interests Needs

5 NDJ / Teacher factors Professional background Native or non-native teachers Experience in a given context Typical workload Way of working Difficulties and interests Access to professional development

6 NDJ / Institutional and contextual factors Number and frequency of hours devoted to English Integration of English into curriculum Guidelines Resources available for teachers and learners Restrictions regarding space and furniture

7 NDJ / Initial criteria Pupils’ profile –Age –Class size –Learning context Course length Learning focus –Balance of language syllabus –Learning skills –Cross-curricular content

8 NDJ / Initial criteria cont. Timing –of whole course –of a unit Factual details –Cost –Availability –Style –Page lay-out –Use of illustrations

9 NDJ / Detailed criteria Unit organisation –Lay-out, sequencing, revision/reference pages Language load per unit –New language load / recycling of language Skills –Equal emphasis on skills Range of activity types –Pupil interaction / independent work

10 NDJ / Suggested reading 1.Brewster J, Ellis G, Girard D (2002) The Primary English Teacher ‘ s Guide. Harlow: Penguin English Guides 2.Cameron L (2001) Teaching languages to young learners. Cambridge: CUP 3.Halliwell S (1992) Teaching English in the Primary Classroom. Harlow: Longman. Chapter 4 4.House, S.(1997) An Introduction to Teaching English to Young Learners. London: Richmond Publishing. Chapter 2 5.Pinter, A. (2006) Teaching Young Learners Oxford: OUP. Chapter 9 6.Vale D. & Feunteun A (1995) Teaching Children English Cambridge: CUP


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