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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM310: Developing Materials for TESOL

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (8 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Susan Riley (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


One of the earliest things that teachers do in their teaching career is to make judgments about the materials they use. These informal criticisms, when placed within a principled framework developed from theories of materials evaluation, allow a classroom teacher to make informed choices about what to use. The logical step from this initial process is to consider designing your own materials in order to adapt or supplement those in a coursebook, or to develop a set of materials from scratch. This cycle of evaluation and design is the content of this module. You will develop some essential skills that will enable you to have an influence on the content of English language teaching within your context, and give you the skills and confidence to develop your own courses.

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