Isora J. EnrÃquez OÂ´Farrill, PhD
University of Pedagogical Sciences âEnrique JosÃ© Varonaâ
ELT Materials Development for the Cuban Context
DEFINING TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS
Audiovisual, audio, printed or ICT product to provide the practice and systematization of the ELT content, so as to foster the conscious and active role of the learner, in an instructional and educational learning environment, in accordance with communicative and interactive language teaching methodologies and approaches.
(Enriquez OÂ´Farrill, 2006)
Correspondence between the syllabus content and the materials content.
The integration of linguistic and communicative content (linguistico-comunicativo) , as well as educational and cultural content (educativo-cultural).
Cognitive/affective relationship drawn from developmental learning theory, based on Vigotskyâs historic/cultural approach.
Correspondence between the tasks /activities and the different stages of the learning process.
The consideration of the material as an aid that enhances learning and personal growth.
The consideration of the active and conscious character of the system of tasks/activities in language learning.
(Enriquez OÂ´Farrill, 2006)
Principles for writing materials
(Zuev, 1987, Tomlinson, 1998, Bernaza, G (2000); Zumbado, H (2004), Borja AlarcÃ³n, 2004)
GENERAL DISTINCTIVE FEATURES
Communicative, interactive and student-centered
Educational and cultural tasks
English-Spanish instructions (mostly in beginning units)
Structured in sections which consider:
- Learning outcomes and instructions
- Content presentation
- Tasks: controlled, semi-controlled, free, creative
- Project work
- Cultural section
- Reflection or self evaluation
Software (Rainbow for Junior High , Sunrise for Senior High)
Booklets to complement the Open University Program: Universityfor All
Video-workbooks for primary education include:
While viewing activities
After viewing activities
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ELT EDUCATION FOR ALL
UNIVERSALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION
At Your Pace. A Cousebook for General English and English for Professional and Academic Purposes (
Designed for blended learning in distance education.
Promotes autonomous learning.
English-Spanish instructions (mostly in beginning units).
Materials created for Language Teacher Education
Textbooks for the Discipline History of Culture of the English Speaking People
The British Saga
The American Saga
ELT Methodology textbooks:
A Guide to the teaching of English for the Cuban Context
La Clase de lengua extranjera. TeorÃa y prÃ¡ctica
Coursebooks for language practice : Integrated English Practice 1
Integrated English Practice and 2.
The materials have benn developed locally:
To cater for CubansÂ´ learning and educational needs.
Learning materials must be available to every Cuban learner free of charge and financial resources to access international publications are very limited.
The materials have been developed with the solidarious collaboration of ELT professionals in Canada and the UK for revising writing and recording audiotexts.
Dr Isora EnrÃquez OÂ´Farrill Course writer and curriculum designerConsultant to the Ministry of Education Cuba firstname.lastname@example.org