Arab World English Journal
Volume. 1 Number. 1 Oct. 2010                                                                  PP.40-79

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ELT Materials Writing Projects: Challenges of Professional Communication

Dr. Victoria Tuzlukova
Language Centre, SQU

Dr. Alaa Al-Musalli
Language Centre, SQU

Dr. Rahma AlMahrooqi Assistant Professor
English Department, College of Arts and Social Sciences, SQU

Abstract

This paper addresses the challenges associated with collaboration on the ELT Materials Writing projects at the university level. The study looks into the professional, psychological and socio-cultural variables that might have caused the success or failure of these projects. More specifically, it examines the dynamics of group and peer communication which prevailed in ELT Materials Writing Projects at the Language Centre at Sultan Qaboos University. The paper concludes by offering guidelines that will help future writers to establish and maintain effective communication among team members to enhance their project chances for success.

Keywords :- communication, materials writing project, psychological and socio-cultural factors, team work.

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