ADAPTING COURSEBOOKS: WHAT, WHY, WHEN, & HOW TO ADAPT?


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Çopur D.

in: COURSEBOOK EVALUATION IN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL) EDUCATION, Çelik Handan,Çelik Servet, Editor, Vizetek, Ankara, pp.363-392, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: Vizetek
  • City: Ankara
  • Page Numbers: pp.363-392
  • Editors: Çelik Handan,Çelik Servet, Editor

Abstract

In this chapter, the author concentrates on the use of materials after the coursebook selection process focusing on two aspects: (1) adapting the selected material through various techniques or methodological decisions, and (2) designing new materials to supplement or expand the selected coursebook. The decision about materials adaptation and design depends on the context of language teaching, needs of the learners, and realities of the classroom; therefore, the chapter also provides (i) problematic cases where an adaptation is required, (ii) real teacher-made materials designed to be used for specific learner groups, and (iii) suggestions for integrating authenticity into materials development.