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Vietnamese English Teachers’ Perceptions of Culture in ELT Materials in Vietnamese Universities

She is a teacher educator and researcher interested in foreign language teacher education and professional development issues. This paper reports on the findings of a case study carried out at Universidad de Antioquia as well as explores training on materials use in our teacher preparation program and its effectiveness in the practicum. The data analyzed suggest that, although teacher educators having new approaches to train future teachers in materials use, they still need to revise the way they include this component in teacher preparation curricula. Training in the use of materials should include their use in settings with limited resources as well as those with greater possibilities in technical and non-technical materials. Lastly, the author raises awareness about the need to include materials use as an issue in local and national EFL teacher education agendas. This paper reports on the findings of a case study carried out at the Universidad de Antioquia as well as explores the way our future foreign language teachers are trained in the use of teaching materials.

As one of the main purposes of using English today is for international communication and globalisation, English has been mainly used among bilingual speakers of English who come from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds McKay, ; Sharifian, In such multinational and multicultural contexts, today English learners have to deal with not only linguistic barrier, but also cultural barrier. Therefore, it is crucially important that they are provided with multicultural knowledge and cross-cultural awareness. However, so far, there has been little research into the perceptions of English teachers towards culture used in ELT materials in EFL contexts. Therefore, the research aims to identify how seven Vietnamese teachers of English in two universities in Hanoi, Vietnam perceived culture and the role of culture in language teaching. This paper also seeks to explore how their perceptions influenced the way they taught culture in their English class and the way they adapted and developed ELT materials for their students with the hope that it will provide useful and practical suggestions for developing appropriate ELT materials for EFL teaching contexts.

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Trends and Issues in ELT Methods and Methodology.

Materials in general, and commercial materials in particular, play a central role in language learning and teaching. Tomlinson identifies the early nineties as the decade in which serious attention began to be shown towards materials development. Fortunately, the last few years have seen an increase in this attention with a number of new publications, including Harwood , Tomlinson , Tomlinson and Masuhara a , Tomlinson , as well as new editions of previous publications McDonough and Shaw, , ; McDonough, Shaw and Masuhara, ; Tomlinson, , Skip to main content Skip to sections. This service is more advanced with JavaScript available. Advertisement Hide.

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Language teaching is somehow a difficult task as it is basically conditioned by the nature of the subjects. So for making the teaching interesting, a teacher can take the help of teaching-learning materials. The aids used by the teacher or facilitator in the classroom to make his teaching more understandable and effectively are known as the teaching-learning materials or teaching aids. It can be big or small and can be bought or made easily by both the teacher or students. For example, blackboard, map, chart, globe, tape recorder, etc. Teachers should use teaching-learning materials in an appropriate way.

Materials in ELT: Current Issues

Eliane H. This paper discusses how teaching material design can contribute to educate EFL teachers to consider their prospective students' profiles. This professional activity requires the student teachers to take a set of decisions, make choices and explain the reasons for them. The described practices in teacher education are carried out at a public university in the southeast of Brazil, and Larsen-Freeman's assertion that teaching is about making choices, which should be informed, is closely considered.

Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Waters Published Sociology Elt Journal. Trends and issues in ELT methods and methodology can be identified at two main levels.

Notes on Teaching-Learning Materials of English Language Teaching

According to academic research, linguists have demonstrated that there is not one single best method for everyone in all contexts, and that no one teaching method is inherently superior to the others. Also, it is not always possible — or appropriate — to apply the same methodology to all learners, who have different objectives, environments and learning needs. Methods of teaching English have developed rapidly, especially in the previous 40 years.

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