Issues in Materials Development

  • Maryam Azarnoosh
  • Mitra Zeraatpishe
  • Akram Faravani
  • Hamid Reza Kargozari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Akram Faravani, Mitra Zeraatpishe
    Pages 43-56
  3. John Macalister
    Pages 57-64
  4. Jayakaran Mukundan, Abdolvahed Zarifi, Seyed Ali Rezvani Kalajahi
    Pages 65-73
  5. Parviz Maftoon, Hamid Reza Kargozari, Maryam Azarnoosh
    Pages 75-81
  6. Ivor Timmis
    Pages 83-92
  7. Jayakaran Mukundan, Seyed Ali Rezvani Kalajahi, Ruzbeh Babaee
    Pages 93-108
  8. John Levis, Sinem Sonsaat
    Pages 109-119
  9. Hassan Soleimani, Maryam Mola Esmaili
    Pages 135-144
  10. Soufiane Trabelsi
    Pages 145-158
  11. Lilia Savova
    Pages 183-192
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 207-225

About this book


Issues in Materials Development provides readers with theoretical foundations and practical aspects of designing materials for EFL/ESL contexts. It starts with discussing some basic and preliminary principles of materials design followed by scrutinizing critical issues in materials development in an objective and systematic way. This ranges from considering learners’ needs, adopting, adapting, selection, and gradation of materials to the specific focus of the book on developing various types of materials for the four language skills, pronunciation, ESP vocabulary, and computer assisted language learning materials. Authenticity of materials to be designed and the inclusion of affective factors to develop motivating materials to engage language learners, in addition to features of materials design at a universal level are other areas to read about. This book finally tries to open new horizons and possible futuristic approaches to improve today’s ELT materials.


applied linguistics materials development TEFL materials evaluation designing language materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Maryam Azarnoosh
    • 1
  • Mitra Zeraatpishe
    • 2
  • Akram Faravani
    • 3
  • Hamid Reza Kargozari
    • 4
  1. 1.Islamic Azad University, Semnan BranchIran
  2. 2.Islamic Azad University, Semnan BranchIran
  3. 3.Islamic Azad University, Semnan BranchIran
  4. 4.Tabaran Institute of Higher EducationMashhadIran

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