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A historical overview of teaching materials
A historical overview of teaching materials
A historical overview of teaching materials
A historical overview of teaching materials
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  • 1. A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF TEACHING MATERIALS
  • 2. Introduction <ul><li>TMs are resources, the means with which we attempt to achieve our ends, the teaching and learning of English </li></ul><ul><li>Language learning materials refer to anything used by teachers to increase the learners’ knowledge and/or experience of the language. </li></ul>
  • 3. Teaching Materials Printed Non-printed Audio Teacher-taught Self-instructional Audio-video Charts, graphs, etc Others Workbook Textbook Teacher’s manual Supplementary reader
  • 4. Importance of teaching materials <ul><li>Act as a support to teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Supply exercises and activities to the teacher to engage the learners </li></ul><ul><li>Provide material for teaching which will realize the syllabus or objectives of teaching </li></ul>
  • 5. For the students <ul><li>Exposure to the language learnt by the students </li></ul><ul><li>Instruct the learners to do specific things in specific ways so that they practice and use language </li></ul>
  • 6. Aims <ul><li>‘ Materials should have twin aims: on the one hand they offer information and data about the language being studied, and in particular about the social context—the culture within which communication takes place and derives much of its meaning and value. They need to be authentic to communication and the world outside. At the same time, materials have a role to promote learning and language learning in particular. They fulfill this role in the way they offer activities and tasks and exercises which challenge the competence of the learner.’ </li></ul>
  • 7. Functions of textbooks <ul><li>Textbook presents data from the subject field which acts as the working material for the students. </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook is an explicator. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an illustrator. </li></ul><ul><li>Variety, sizes, shapes and organization. </li></ul>
  • 8. Value of textbooks <ul><li>An instructional tool </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook introduction to the discipline proceeds from simple to complex, familiar to unfamiliar, and from concrete to abstract. </li></ul><ul><li>Permits students to proceed on his/her own way, by providing the basic facts, concepts, etc required for further study. </li></ul><ul><li>Offers students a means of reviewing and reorganizing his knowledge. </li></ul>

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