Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Materials Evaluation and Design For Language Teaching ELT 415 7 2 + 4 4 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. BURCU KOÇ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res.Assist. Ali İLYA

Res.Assist. Burcu KOÇ

Course Category
Course Objective

Students will be able to gain necessary knowledge and develop skills in designing and evaluating instructional materials in English Language Teaching.

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 coursebooks in the classroom. Student teachers will be sensitized to the relation between methodology, ideology and the coursebook 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 coursebook 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, wallpictures, wallposters, flannelboard, magneticboard and adhesive plastic, picture flash Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
2 The students design their own materials Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Testing, Homework,
3 The students develop their skills in producing grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening, writing, speaking and integrated skills. Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Testing, Project / Design,
4 The students use their creativity in the process of designing materials. Lecture, Group Study, Testing, Project / Design,
5 The students learn about some practical ideas/tips about preparing materials. Lecture, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
6 The students learn about the basic principles in materials production. Lecture, Group Study, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
7 The students evaluate the materials prepared by their peers, give feedback on each other’s materials. Lecture, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
8 The students reflect on the experience in material production. Lecture, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
9 The students form and practice a “materials bank” where they keep all the materials they prepare during the course. Lecture, Self Study, Project / Design, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the course
2 A systematic approach to materials evaluation
3 Choosing a coursebook; from analysis to first-glance evaluation
4 Choosing a coursebook; close evaluation
5 Coursebook-based teaching; adaptation
6 Supplementation; designing worksheets
7 Using the real
8 Midterm
9 Systematising materials design
10 Getting learners involved
11 Evaluating effects
12 Evaluation of the students´ material evaluations
13 Evaluation of the students´ material evaluations
14 Revision
Course Notes <p>McGrath, I. (2002). Materials evaluation and design for language teaching. Edinburgh University Press</p>
Course Resources

Crystal, D. & K. Johnson (Eds.) 1993. Materials and Methods in ELT. Oxford: Blackwell.
Cunningsworth, A. 1995. Choosing Your Coursebook. Heinemann: Oxford
Sheldon,L.E. (Ed.) 1987. ELT Textbooks and Materials: Problems in Evaluation and Development. Oxford: Modern English Publications.
Ur, P. 1996. A Course in Language Teaching. Practice and Theory. Cambridge:CUP
Wright, A. & Haleem, S. 1991. Visuals for the Language Classroom. New York: Longman

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes.
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching.
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint.
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching.
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students.
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students.
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way.
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society.
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher.
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development.
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language.
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning.
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests.
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 40
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 6 96
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 6 96
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 1 1
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 197
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 7.88
dersAKTSKredisi 5