The book is a very important book for TESOL students when they study course and syllabus design class. It's one of the authoritative textbooks in the field of syllabus design. Approaches to Syllabus Design for Foreign Language Teaching
Teaching materials are a key component in most language programs. Whether the teacher uses a textbook, institutionally prepared materials, or his or her own materials, instructional materials generally serve as the basis for much of the language input learners receive and the language practice that occurs in the classroom. In the case of inexperierienced teachers … Continue reading Syllabus Design: The Role and Design of Instructional Materials
Quality teaching is achieved not only as a consequence of how well teachers teach but through creating contexts and good environments that can facilitate good teaching.
A number of different levels of planning and development are involved in developing a course or set of instructional materials based on the aims and objectives that have been established for a language program. In this post we will examine the following dimensions of course development: Developing a course rationale Describing entry and exit levels … Continue reading Syllabus Design: All You Need to Know about Course Planning
Definition This is the focus of situation analysis. Situation analysis is an analysis of factors in the context of a planned or present curriculum project that is made in order to assess their potential impact on the project. These factors may be politic, social, economic, or institutional. Situation analysis complements the information gathered during needs … Continue reading Syllabus Design: Situation Analysis
Aspects to take into account Points Syllabus 1. The Syllabus includes basic information such as course name, number , meeting time and place 5 2. The syllabus includes a short description for the course 10 3. The syllabus include general and specific objectives. 10 4. The syllabus includes the contents for the course. 10 5. … Continue reading Syllabus Design: Rubric for Project
What are needs? The term needs is not as straightforward as it might appear, and hence the term is sometimes used to refer to wants, desires, demands, expectation, motivations, lacks, constraints, and requirements (Brindley 1984, 28). Needs are often described in terms of a linguistic deficiency, that is, as de-scribing the difference between what a … Continue reading Syllabus Design: Needs Analysis
1.1 Language Curriculum Development Language curriculum development focuses on determining what knowledge, skills and values students learn in schools, what experiences should be provided to bring about intended learning outcomes and how learning and teaching in school can be planned, measured and evaluated Language Curriculum Developments deal with the following questions: What procedures can be … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Syllabus Design