Language teaching materials—including professionally produced textbooks and teacher prepared materials—are a ubiquitous feature of language classrooms worldwide. While research on the content of teaching materials and their development has been growing over the past two decades in the field of language education, materials use remains a fledging area of inquiry. MUSE International is a research group that studies the use of materials in actual language classrooms. Members include researchers, language teachers, and materials writers interested in the intended and unintended impacts of instructional materials on classroom language teaching and learning.
Why are we called “MUSE International“?
MUSE stands for “Materials USE.” Also, we are an international group, with members from academic institutions across five continents.