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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…

Michael Swan‏‎

Michael Swan – who describes himself as a “freelance writer” – is most well known as an established TEFL writer specializing in reference and teaching materials.

His Practical English Usage is regarded as something of a grammar bible and many ESL teachers swear by it.

His interests include pedagogic grammar, mother-tongue influence in second language acquisition, and the relationship between applied linguistic theory and classroom language-teaching…