course aims to help the participants to gain the knowledge and to
develop the awareness and skills required by an expert practitioner of
materials development for language learning and teaching. It intends in
particular to help them to become principled and effective materials
evaluators, adapters, writers, users and researchers. In addition it
aims to make use of materials development to deepen the participants'
understanding of second language acquisition, of language use and of
principled pedagogy as well as contributing to the further development
of analytical, critical and creative thinking skills.
- Professor: Brian Tomlinson