Teaching materials in EIL - Coggle Diagram
Teaching materials in EIL
Brown (1995) acknowldges the significance of textbooks by positioning it as one of six components of a language curriculum, along with:
Goals and objectives
Traditional Practices and Principles
Criteria for evaluating teaching materials
Which variety of English is the material based on?
Is it the variety my students should learn?
Does it provide adequate exposure to other varieties of English and raise enough awareness about the linguistic diversity of English?
Whose cultures are represented?
Is it appropriate for local contexts?
Does it represent a variety of speakers?
Steps for supplementing materials
Question 1: What are the needs of learners?
Question 2: Does the teaching material in question meet the needs of the learners adequately?
Question 3: How can the identified gaps be filled?
Possible sources for supplemental materials
Other textbooks and pre-packaged materials
Audio-visuals: CD, DVD and Audio and Movie Clips avaliable on the Internet
Media: Newspapers and News Scripts
Official Websites: Countries and Cities, International Organizations
Personal Websites, Blogs and Social Networking Sites (SNS)