Materials writing news and views, January 2022

Not much to report at the start of the year, but a few bits and bobs.

New releases

I haven’t really been on the lookout for these recently tbh, but I did see Michelle Worgan’s book Move! For A1 Movers (ELI).

Research

I’ve managed to at least skim-read a chunk of open access research from 2021. Let’s have a goo…

Freda Mishan’s summary of the current state of ELT coursebooks is probably the most newsworthy thing in this update. It’s a balanced critique which leads us again to the importance of localization and makes good points along the way about methodology in these resources.

Sergio Durand’s critical reading style approach to coursebook analysis draws attention to embedded under-representation of certain ethnicities in ELT coursebooks. Worth a goo for sure.

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