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Handbook Chapters

  • Liddicoat, A. J. (2005). Corpus planning: Syllabus and materials development. In E. Hinkel (Ed.), Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning (pp. 993–1011). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Review Articles

  • Allen, J. P. B. (1988). The development of instructional models in second language education. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 9, 179–192.
  • Banegas, D. L. (2012). Teacher-developed materials for the integration of content and language: An action research project in Argentina. Language Teaching, 45(3), 400–401.
  • Clarke, D. F. (1989). Communicative theory and its influence on materials production. Language Teaching, 22(2), 73–86.
  • Gilmore, A. (2007). Authentic materials and authenticity in foreign language learning. Language Teaching, 40(2), 97–118.
  • Gilmore, A. (2015). Research into practice: The influence of discourse studies on language descriptions and task design in published ELT materials. Language Teaching, 48(4), 506–530.
  • İnal, D., Özdemir, E., Kıray, G., & Oral, Y. (2016). Review of doctoral research in English language teaching and learning in Turkey (2009–2013). Language Teaching, 49(3), 390–410.
  • Lee, H. K., & Maeng, U. K. (2015). A review of ELT materials-related articles published in English teaching from 1965 to 2015. English Teaching (영어교육), 70, 381–406.
  • Littlejohn, A. (1998). The analysis of language teaching materials: Inside the Trojan Horse. Materials Development in Language Teaching, 190–216.
  • Rossner, R. (1987). Materials for communicative language teaching and learning. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 8, 140–163.
  • Skierso, A. (1991). Textbook selection and evaluation. Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, 2, 432–453.
  • Taylor, L. (2009). Developing assessment literacy. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 29, 21–36.
  • Tomlinson, B. (2012). Materials development for language learning and teaching. Language Teaching, 45(2), 143–179.



Introductory Books

  • Brunn, P. (2010). Lesson planning handbook: Essential strategies that inspire student thinking and learning. New York, NY: Scholastic.
  • Byrd, P. (1995). Material Writer’s Guide. Florence, Italy: Heinle & Heinle.
  • Cunningsworth, A. (1995). Choosing your coursebook. Oxford, England: Heinemann.
  • Cunningsworth, A., & Tomlinson, B. (1984). Evaluating and selecting EFL teaching materials. London, England: Heinemann.
  • McDonough, J., & Shaw, C. (2012). Materials and methods in ELT (3rd ed.). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • McGrath, I. (2002). Materials evaluation and design for language teaching. Edinburgh, England: Edinburgh University Press.
  • McGrath, I. (2013). Teaching materials and the roles of EFL / ESL teachers. London, England: Bloomsbury.
  • Mishan, F. (2005). Designing authenticity into language learning materials. Bristol, UK: Intellect.
  • Richards, J. C. (2001). Curriculum development in language teaching. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tomlinson, B. (2008). English language learning materials: A critical review. London, England: Continuum.
  • Tomlinson, B. (2011). Materials development in language teaching. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tomlinson, B. (2011). Materials development in language teaching. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tomlinson, B. (2013). Applied linguistics and materials development. London, England: A&C Black.
  • Tomlinson, B. (2013). Developing materials for language teaching (2nd ed.). London, England: Bloomsbury.
  • 박경자 & 장복명. (2002). 영어교재론. 서울: 박영사.
  • 배두본. (1999). 영어교재론 개관: 이론과 개발. 서울: 한국문화사.

Recent Articles in IGSE Journals


  • Alcoberes, P. J. N. (2016). The author-initiated discourses in the selected English textbooks in Southeast Asia: a World Englishes paradigm. Asian Englishes, 18(1), 36–52.
  • Álvarez Valencia, J. A. (2016). Language views on social networking sites for language learning: The case of Busuu. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29(5), 853–867.
  • Castañeda, D. A., & Cho, M.-H. (2016). Use of a game-like application on a mobile device to improve accuracy in conjugating Spanish verbs. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29(7), 1195–1204.
  • Chen, A. C.-H. (2016). A critical evaluation of text difficulty development in ELT textbook series: a corpus-based approach using variability neighbor clustering. System, 58, 64–81.
  • Filatova, O. (2016). More than a word cloud. TESOL Journal, 7(2), 438–448.
  • Fitzgerald, J., Elmore, J., Relyea, J. E., Hiebert, E. H., & Stenner, A. J. (2016). Has first-grade core reading program text complexity changed across six decades? Reading Research Quarterly, 51(1), 7–28.
  • Heo, Y., & Lee, E. (2016). 만화 및 문맥을 활용한 어휘 학습이 고등학생의 영어 어휘 학습 및 태도에 미치는 영향 The effects of using comic strips and contexts on the vocabulary learning and attitudes of Korean high school students. 외국어교육/Foreign Languages Education, 23(2), 201–227. Retrieved from
  • Ikeshita-Yamazoe, H., & Miyao, M. (2016). A visual training tool for teaching kanji to children with developmental dyslexia. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29(1), 88–102.
  • Joo, S. J., Hong, S. H., & Bae, H. S. (2016). 효과적인 초등영어 어휘 학습 자료 및 지도법: 메타 분석 Effective materials and methods in English vocabulary instruction: A meta-analysis. 초등영어교육/Primary English Education, 22(4), 91–113. Retrieved from
  • Jurkovič, V. (2016). Maritime English vocabulary in feature films: The Perfect Storm (2000) and Master and Commander (2003). TESOL Journal, 7(3), 566–590.
  • Kim, E., & Kim, K. (2016). 스크립트 이론 기반 초등 영어 문화 대화문 개발 및 적용 Development and application of English cultural dialogs for elementary students based on the script theory. 영어어문교육/English Language & Literature Teaching, 22(2), 87–110. Retrieved from
  • Lawley, J. (2016). Spelling: Computerised feedback for self-correction. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29(5), 868–880.
  • Lee, L. W. (2016). Multisensory modalities for blending and segmenting among early readers. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29(5), 1017–1032.
  • Lee, M. (2016). 이민자 사회통합교육을 위한 한국어 교재 개발 The development of Korean language textbooks for social integration education for immigrants. 외국어교육/Foreign Languages Education, 23(1), 267–288. Retrieved from
  • Lee, S. (2016). 초등 영어 학습에서 실제 자료와 제작 자료의 효과 고찰 Investigating the effects of authentic materials and artificial materials on English learning in the primary school classrooms. 초등영어교육/Primary English Education, 22(2), 87–116. Retrieved from
  • Lee, Y. (2016). 초등영어 교과서 읽기 텍스트의 어휘 난이도 Word difficulty of reading text in elementary school English textbooks. 외국어교육/Foreign Languages Education, 23(1), 221–242. Retrieved from
  • Levis, J. M. (2016). Research into practice: how research appears in pronunciation teaching materials. Language Teaching, 49(3), 423–437.
  • Ren, W., & Han, Z. (2016). The representation of pragmatic knowledge in recent ELT textbooks. ELT Journal, 70(4), 424–434.
  • Stengers, H., Deconinck, J., Boers, F., & Eyckmans, J. (2016). Does copying idioms promote their recall? Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29(2), 289–301.
  • Tseng, J.-J. (2016). Developing an instrument for assessing technological pedagogical content knowledge as perceived by EFL students. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29(2), 302–315.
  • Wei, H., Cromwell, A. M., & McClarty, K. L. (2016). Career readiness: An analysis of text complexity for occupational reading materials. The Journal of Educational Research, 109(3), 266–274.
  • Zou, B., Wang, D., & Xing, M. (2016). Collaborative tasks in Wiki-based environment in EFL learning. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29(5), 1000–1016.