Advanced seminar: Current Perspectives on English Teaching Materials: coursebooks and supplementary materials (Nur für Grund- und Mittelschule geeignet!) - Details
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Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 17
maximum number of participants 10
Home institute Didaktik des Englischen
Courses type Advanced seminar in category Teaching
First date Tue , 13.04.2021 10:15 - 11:45
Pre-requisites Ablegung von Basis- und Aufbaumodul
Performance record weekly assignments, term paper
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise 1. Leseliste des Lehrstuhls (Homepage)
2. A selective bibliography and a list of topics for term paper will be announced in the sessions.
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Course location / Course dates

n.a Tuesday: 10:15 - 11:45, weekly

Module assignments


One of the well-known opponents of coursebooks, Thornbury (2000), claims that “Learning takes place in the here and now. Teaching – like talk – should centre on the local and relevant concerns of the people in the room not on the remote world of coursebook characters” (p: 2). He assumes that the use of coursebooks prevents language from negotiating meaning by using their own imagination because they encourage learners to reproduce only the suggested language. Despite his approach that encourages teaching without published textbooks and focuses instead on conversational communication among learners and teacher, coursebooks are still regarded as crucial tools for teachers alongside teaching materials in our modern world. On the other hand, the considerable increase in the number of English Language Teaching (ELT) coursebooks has rendered a careful evaluation and selection of suitable ones more complicated and vital than ever. The checklist approach is perhaps the most extensively implemented way of making this easier and more systematic. However, checklists are by no means universal and may vary according to several factors, such as teaching context. In this seminar, we will analyze your future coursebooks by using a check-list after a comprehensive and multi-facetted discussion of the theoretical background of the topic.

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