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Materials & Materials Writing

Materials is a general term to describe the TEFL coursebooks‏‎ and exercises used in teaching English. The author of such is known as a Materials Writer.

Materials can include:

exercise books
grammar books
videos
various exercises & activities
listening tapes
etc…

Value
The TEFL‏‎ industry today is massive and worth billions of dollars around the world and much of this is…

TEFL Coursebooks

Coursebooks are extensively used in the TEFL‏‎ classroom and also big business with the ELT publishing industry worth billions every year who churn out books by the dozen to make money.

There are many different coursebooks available to the teacher, however it must always be remembered that there is no single coursebook which is ideal for a class.

The debate on whether to use a coursebook or not…

Business English Materials‏‎

There is an overall lack of really good, up-to-day coursebooks for Business English. The general consensus amongst teachers is that what is currently available on the market tends to have a rather uniform approach in style and a “one size fits all” attitude which merely reproduces familiar linguistic patterns in business contexts.

However there are some exceptions, and for those out there teaching Business English here are…