Postgraduate Course: Evaluation and Design of TESOL Materials (EDUA11255)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This module covers the knowledge and skills for evaluating, adapting and designing TESOL materials. It trains students to adapt and supplement published materials in various ways and to design their own materials for various teaching contexts, in the light of current research in TESOL materials evaluation and design. It also examines ways of involving learners in materials evaluation and design. The purpose is to draw on theory to inform practice and students are encouraged to adopt a variety of roles, such as the role of evaluator and designer rather than the implementer of TESOL materials.
Materials evaluation: principles and techniques
Adapting published materials
The role of the course book
Task based and CLIL based materials
Materials and language skills and systems
Involving learners in materials evaluation and design
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||There are three parts to the assessment. The students:
a) evaluate a set of materials (e.g. a coursebook)
b) make a proposal for materials adaptation/design
b) evaluate these materials.
- their materials, or a representative section of them;
- the materials evaluation that they carried out;
- a rationale for the materials design and the evaluation;
- a statement of what they have learnt by carrying out these tasks;
- a statement of how the materials and design relate to current research issues in evaluation and design of TESOL materials.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify the fundamental principles and characteristics of TESOL materials.
- Understand different techniques/methods for evaluating materials as well as principles from which these techniques derive.
- Evaluate TESOL materials.
- Adapt and supplement published materials on the basis of students┐ and teacher┐s needs as well as the teaching context.
- Design their own materials on the basis of their understanding of current ELT trends, approaches and methods.
|McGarth, I. (2002) Materials Evaluation and Design for Language Teaching. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press Ltd.|
Mishan, F and Timmis, I (2015). Materials Development for TESOL. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
Paterson's land 1.26
Mondays 10.00am-12 noon
Workshop Group 1 - Paterson's Land G37
Group 2: Paterson's Land 1.37
|Course organiser||Dr Farah Akbar
Tel: (0131 6)51 6445
|Course secretary||Mrs Moira Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206