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Developments in ELT and Teacher Resource Materials.

Alan Maley

I shall first discuss a number of developments such as Communicative and Task-based Approaches, then move to a consideration of some of the challenges facing teachers.  These will include: Learner autonomy, Technology, ELF, CLIL and Triviality/Info glut. Based on this discussion, in section 2, I shall put forward a number of criteria for developing effective materials in the post-Communicative era. Finally, I shall discuss the relationships between course materials and teacher resource materials.