Brian Tomlinso. (2012). Materials development for language learning and teaching. Language Teaching, 45(2), 143-179.
This article reviews the literature on the relatively new ﬁeld of materials development for language learning and teaching. It reports the origins and development of the ﬁeld and then reviews the literature on the evaluation, adaptation, production and exploitation of learning materials. It also reviews the literature, ﬁrst, on a number of controversial issues in the ﬁeld, next, on electronic delivery of materials and, third, on research in materials development. It identiﬁes gaps in the literature and makes proposals for future progress in materials development and in the research within the ﬁeld. Much of the literature focuses on materials for learning English but the same principles apply to materials for learning any L2, as has been acknowledged by some of the authors whose publications focus on materials for learning other languages.