Abstract—This paper addresses issues about the visual design of ELT materials. ELT texts are an important element in ELT teaching and learning. The purpose of this research is to find out teachers’ emotions towards the available textbooks in the market. In addition, it also explores how teachers are experiencing positive and negative emotions in their use of ELT textbooks due to their visual design. Norman’s ‘ three levels of emotion design’ is applied as useful criteria for evaluating ELT textbook design. The result of this research hopes to identify the three levels of emotions design used as ELT textbook design criteria and how the current popular ELT textbook would perform. This study will have an impact on the design of textbooks for ELT materials at tertiary level.
Index Terms—ELT material designs, emotions, visual designs.
Authors are with the Department of Modern Languages University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) 46200 Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com).
Cite: Saraswathy Thurairaj and Swagata Sinha Roy, "Teachers’ Emotions in ELT Material Design," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 232-236, 2012.