THE IMPORTANCE OF MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING

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1. WHAT ARE MATERIALS?

1.1. Materials are “anything which can be used to facilitate the learning of a language, including coursebooks, videos, graded readers, flash cards, games, websites and mobile phone interactions” (Tomlinson, 2012, p. 143).

2. WHAT IS MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT?

2.1. It is also a field of academic study investigating the principles and procedures of the design, writing, implementation, evaluation and analysis of learning materials.

3. MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHER TRAINING/DEVELOPMENT/EDUCATION

3.1. participating in the development of materials can increase awareness, criticism, creativity and self-esteem. You can also improve career prospects for Language Education

3.1.1. • “Materials development contributes to teacher growth by giving them a rewarding creative outlet: you create materials and put them into practice. You see your students grow (learn) as a result of something you created. There are few jobs in which you get to see the fruits of your labour so tangibly.”

3.1.2. • “It helps teachers to make informed decisions of their teaching activities.”

3.1.3. • In my view, L2 Materials Development provides a link between theoretical research and classroom practice and it can be used as a tool for developing critical awareness of language learning and teaching.”

4. WHY IS MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT IMPORTANT?

4.1. complies with the pragmatic function of preparing teachers for the realities of the development of classroom teaching materials and helps teachers understand and apply the theories of language learning, and achieve personal and professional development.

4.1.1. "Every teacher is a materials developer" (English Language Center, 1997) who is constantly evaluating the available materials, adapting them, replacing them, supplementing them and finding effective ways to implement the materials chosen for classroom use.

5. MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR PRACTISING TEACHERS

5.1. The materials are based on the principles and the best way to facilitate the acquisition and development of language through the development of materials.

6. MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR MATERIALS WRITERS

6.1. Many of the materials development course participants have become editors of successful materials for commercial publishers or projects of the national Ministry of Education.

6.1.1. FACT: also the International School of Graduates of English (IGSE) directs an MA of development of materials of which the most successful Participants are offered positions as copywriters of materials for the parent publishing company.

7. MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR RESEARCHERS

7.1. Recently the development of materials has been accepted as a respectable academic discipline and as a legitimate area for research.

8. MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR APPLIED LINGUISTS

8.1. Things have changed now and many applied linguists are considering the implications of their specialized research for the development of materials and the implications of research in the development of materials for their speciali