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materials used in the UK

We have evaluated a coursebook according to Tomlinson and Masuhara's framework in Chapter 9 of English Language Learning Materials - A critical review.

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materials used in the UK

  1. 1. UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON2012 - 2013 TLM 25: MATERIALS MARY CARR PATARAPORN RUKPIUM ZEYNEP SAG
  2. 2. Learning English in the UK ESOL / English as a second or other language EFL / English as a foreign language EIL / English as an international language ESP / English for specific purposes EAP / English for academic purposes TOMLINSON & MASUHARA (2008: 159)
  3. 3. BRIAN TOMLINSON & HITOMI MASUHARAMaterials Used in the UK (2008: 160)  A vital criterion of evaluation for materials for learners of English in the UK should be,  ‘To what extent do the materials help learners to take advantage of the English-speaking environment outside the classroom?’  GE teachers hope for ‘more realistic tasks that prepare students for real life situations’.  Providing input / facilitating intake
  4. 4. BRIAN TOMLINSON & HITOMIMASUHARA Materials Used in the UK(2008: 171)CRITERIA A B C1 To what extent do the materials provide exposure 5 9 6to English in authentic use?2 To what extent is the exposure to English in use 7 8 8likely to be meaningful to the target learners?3 To what extent are the texts likely to interest the 6 8 7learners?4 To what extent are the activities likely to provide 7 8 7achievable challenges to the learners?5 To what extent are the activities likely to engage 8 9 8the learners affectively?6 To what extent are the activities likely to engage 8 8 8the learners cognitively?
  5. 5. CRITERIA A B C7 To what extent do the activities provide 5 9 6opportunities for learners to make discoveries abouthow English is used?8 To what extent do the activities provide 5 9 6opportunities for meaningful use of English?9 To what extent do the activities provide 5 7 5opportunities for the learners to gain feedback onthe effectiveness of their use of English?10 To what extent are the materials likely to sustain 7 8 7positive impact?11 To what extent do the materials help the learners 5 8 6to make use of the English speaking environmentoutside the classroom?12 To what extent do the materials help the learners 6 7 6to operate effectively in the English speakingenvironment outside the classroom?

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