This module enables you to make your own contribution to the field of materials development. You will do this by developing your critical awareness of language acquisition and pedagogy at a theoretical and practical level and the criteria for evaluation and adaptation of language learning materials. You will investigate different aspects of materials development and work both independently and in a team to produce a variety of language learning materials, justifying their principles, objectives and procedures.
This module carries 30 credits.
" The course progressed logically and extremely thoroughly. I feel I am up to date with the very latest in materials design ideas. "Gerald - 2019
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17 January - 23 March 2022
11 April - 15 June 2022
19 September - 23 November 2022
Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MA awarded by University of Chichester
Assessment (written after completion of the course and supervised at distance by tutors):
Assignment 1 (50%):
A criterion-referenced evaluation of two comparable units of materials in relation to a specified context and a principled adaptation of one of these units for the same context.
Assignment 2 (50%):
The production of a unit of materials together with a theoretical rationale justifying and exemplifying the principles and procedures of the materials.
" This was one of the best courses I have taken. I feel like I learned so much. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. "Owain - 2019
" It was intensive but what a fantastic learning curve. The course provided a very structured way of learning. "Bina - 2018
Online courses are broken down into individual units and activities, forming a clear structure. Tasks will be interactive, involving voice chat, forums and community walls, and they will utilize a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos. Participants need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. You can do much of the course on a tablet or mobile device, but will need a computer for certain activities.
All participants have access to NILE’s extensive ELT e-library and the NILE digital Tasks are interactive, involving live online sessions, forums and community walls, and utilise a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos.
All NILE’s courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or development of language awareness.
Johanna is responsible for coordinating and developing all academic aspects of NILE Online.
She is a NILE Associate Trainer who teaches, trains teachers, writes materials and gives presentations about English language teaching. She has written teaching materials for Cambridge University Press and self-published Teaching Spelling to English Language Learners (British Council Award for ELT Writing – Special Commendation and nominated for an ELTon Award for Innovation in Teacher Resources).
|Course dates||Location||Course length|
|11 April - 15 June 2022||Online||8 weeks|
|19 September - 23 November 2022||Online||8 weeks|