Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Material Design In English Language Teaching ELT 006 0 2 + 0 2 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. BURCU KOÇ
Course Lecturers Arş.Gör. BURCU KOÇ,
Course Assistants

Arş. Gör. Elif BOZYİĞİT

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

Using field-specific instructional technologies; software types and their purposes; principles of design and development of materials to be used in teaching the field; identification of material requirements; design of two and three dimensional teaching materials; working leaves; slides; development of teaching materials such as VCD, DVD, MP3 and MP4 files and so on.; evaluation of classroom practices for different teaching materials

Course Content

This course focuses on acquainting student teachers with the theory and principles of ELT materials design (e.g.: selecting, adapting, developing and evaluating materials) and equipping student teachers with the basic arguments for and against the use of course books in the classroom. Student teachers will be sensitized to the relation between methodology, ideology and the course book writer. This course emphasizes issues related to selection of language materials: suitability regarding the format, the students’ proficiency level, learnability, ease of use, cultural content, availability of communicative interaction and language use, and the use of corpus-based authentic materials set in a real-world context which allows learners to interact with each other or the teacher in meaningful ways. The following issues related to adapting or developing materials for language teaching are also taken up: adapting course book materials to particular learning needs and teaching contexts, and designing their own teaching materials and supplementing materials parallel to the methodology, to the level and needs of the students and to present school environment. Student teachers engage in the discussion of issues related to evaluation of materials and text books used in EFL classroom settings, are familiarized with language material and textbook evaluation criteria and ways to relate materials design to current ELT methodology.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 The students learn the characteristics and techniques of different types of instructional materials (transparencies, pictures, posters, flannel board, magnetic board and adhesive plastic, picture flash Discussion, Drilland Practice, Brain Storming, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework,
2 The students design their own materials Group Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
3 The students develop their skills in producing grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening, writing, speaking and integrated skills. Group Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Project / Design, Testing,
4 The students use their creativity in the process of designing materials. Group Study, Lecture, Project / Design, Testing,
5 The students learn about some practical ideas/tips about preparing materials. Brain Storming, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
6 The students learn about the basic principles in materials production. Brain Storming, Group Study, Lecture,
7 The students evaluate the materials prepared by their peers, give feedback on each other’s materials. Brain Storming, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
8 The students reflect on the experience in material production. Brain Storming, Lecture,
9 The students form and practice a “materials bank” where they keep all the materials they prepare during the course. Self Study, Lecture, Performance Task, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the course Preparation of the syllabus
2 A systematic approach to materials evaluation Preparation of appropriate examples
3 Choosing a coursebook; from analysis to first-glance evaluation Preparation of appropriate examples
4 Choosing a coursebook; close evaluation Preparation of appropriate visuals
5 Coursebook-based teaching; adaptation Preparation of appropriate examples
6 Supplementation; designing worksheets Preparation of appropriate examples
7 Using authentic materials Preparation of appropriate visuals
8 Midterm Preparation of appropriate visuals
9 Systematizing materials design Preparation of an exam
10 Getting learners involved Preparation of appropriate examples
11 Evaluating effects Preparation of appropriate examples
12 Evaluation of the students´ material evaluations Preparation of rubrics
13 Evaluation of the students´ material evaluations Preparation of rubrics
14 Revision Evaluation
Course Notes
Course Resources

McGrath, I. (2002). Materials evaluation and design for language teaching. Edinburgh University Press

McDonough, J., & Shaw, C. (2012). Materials and Methods in ELT. John Wiley & Sons.

Tomlinson, B. (Ed.). (2011). Materials development in language teaching. Cambridge University Press.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Explains the necessary theoretical, methodological and factual knowledge about foreign language (English) education and teaching profession and uses them to produce solution(s) to educational problems. X
2 Uses language skills (reading, speaking, writing, listening skills) at a level that can communicate effectively by analyzing written and oral texts produced in foreign language (English) and mother tongue (Turkish) with a critical approach. X
3 As a foreign language teacher, knows the legislation concerning the duties, rights and responsibilities and behaves in compliance with the legislation. X
4 Uses the scientific methods and technologies required to follow the innovations in the field of foreign language teaching, to develop original activities and to find solution(s) to possible problems. X
5 Plans the language learning process taking into account the diverse characteristics and life experiences of learners and organizes the appropriate environments and carry out the process effectively. X
6 Analyzes and evaluates foreign language teaching programs in their own context by choosing appropriate approaches. X
7 Prepares and implements appropriate assessment and evaluation tools for foreign language teaching and development of students. X
8 Effectively uses intercultural communication skills in the process of foreign language (English) teaching and with his/her attitudes and behaviours becomes a role model for the students. X
9 Actively uses the skills of learning to learn, self-regulation, lifelong learning, critical and creative thinking and redounds these skills to his/her students. Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
10 Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
11 At the end of the process of foreign language (English) education, prepares his/her students as individuals who can use foreign language as an effective communication medium in everyday life. X
12 Knows the structure of the language to be taught, the rules and the various contexts in which it can be used, and uses the target language appropriately and compares it to other languages he/she has learned. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 30
Total 100
1. Final 60
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 8 8
Quiz 2 5 10
Final examination 1 8 8
Assignment 1 4 4
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 5 5
Total Workload 99
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.96
dersAKTSKredisi 4